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First Man (12A)

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.


A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling.


First Man contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.



Book Tickets

Wednesday 17 Oct 20183:05pm6:00pm8:00pm
Thursday 18 Oct 201812:15pm3:05pm (Subtitled)8:00pm
Friday 19 Oct 201812:05pm3:00pm6:00pm8:20pm
Saturday 20 Oct 201812:05pm3:00pm6:00pm8:30pm
Sunday 21 Oct 201812:05pm3:00pm6:45pm
Monday 22 Oct 201812:05pm3:00pm6:00pm8:20pm
Tuesday 23 Oct 201812:05pm3:00pm6:00pm8:55pm
Wednesday 24 Oct 201812:05pm3:00pm6:00pm8:55pm
Thursday 25 Oct 201812:00pm (Subtitled)2:55pm6:00pm9:00pm

Kusama - Infinity (12A)

This is the fascinating story of the queen of polka dots, Yayoi Kusama, one of the most popular artists in the world today. The film traces Kusama’s trajectory from a conservative upbringing in Japan to battling sexism and racism in 1960s NYC to her unstoppable rise to international fame.

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Wednesday 17 Oct 20183:35pm9:00pm
Thursday 18 Oct 20186:00pm
Friday 19 Oct 201812:00pm3:55pm
Saturday 20 Oct 201812:00pm
Monday 22 Oct 201812:00pm3:55pm
Tuesday 23 Oct 201812:00pm (Babes In Arms)

Columbus (12A)

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada's COLUMBUS unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. With strong supporting turns from Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes, COLUMBUS is also a showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.


"Unique and unforgettable. It's pure cinema"

Peter Travers - Rolling Stone


"Richardson vaults to the forefront of her generation’s actors with this performance, which virtually sings with emotional and intellectual acuity. With a minimum of gestural expression and an evident depth of thought, she delivers some heart-stopping moments of erudite whimsy that masks abysses of hidden vulnerability. Few performances—and few films—glow as brightly with the gemlike fire of precocious genius."

Richard Brody - The New Yorker

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Wednesday 17 Oct 201812:30pm
Thursday 18 Oct 201812:30pm

Pili (12A)

Pili lives in rural Tanzania, working the fields for less than $1 a day to feed her two children and struggling to manage her HIV-positive status in secret. When she is offered the chance to rent a sought-after market-stall, Pili is desperate to have it. But with only two days to get the deposit together, Pili is forced to make increasingly difficult decisions with ever-deepening consequences. How much will she risk to change her life?


This film is a unique collaboration between the film-makers and women in the film. The story is based on their stories, the cast features only one trained actor, 70% of the cast are HIV+, and all locations such as the AIDS clinics are real.


ALL PROCEEDS OF THE FILM IS GOING BACK TO THE VILLAGE WHERE IT WAS SHOT IN TANZANIA AND TO THE WOMEN WHO APPPEARED IN THE FILM (70% OF THEM IN THE FILM ARE HIV POSTIVE).


We will be joined for an onstage Q&A following the film on Thursday 18th October with the films Director Leanne Welham and Producer Sophie Harman.


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Wednesday 17 Oct 20181:30pm
Thursday 18 Oct 20188:00pm (Q&A)

1945 (12A)

In this astonishingly haunting film, deep undercurrents run beneath the simple surface in a quaint village that's ultimately forced to face up to its "ill-gotten gains" from the Second World War.


On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled "fragrances." The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back, originally lost during the second World War. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.


A Film by Ferenc Török

Based on the acclaimed story "Homecoming" Gábor T. Szántó


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Wednesday 17 Oct 20185:45pm
Thursday 18 Oct 20183:25pm

Black '47 (15)

One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney (James Frecheville) deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine. When he discovers that his mother has died of starvation and his brother has been hanged by the British, something snaps, sending Feeney on a relentless quest to get even with the powers-that-be who have wronged both his family and his country. There is only one man who can stop Feeney’s bloody crusade: disgraced British army veteran Hannah (Hugo Weaving), whose own loyalties may be more complex than they appear…

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Thursday 18 Oct 20185:35pm

Sink (15)

SINK is a feature film, shot mainly in South East London, written and directed by Mark Gillis. It’s about Micky Mason, a skilled manual worker who, since the Crash, can find nothing but menial zero hours jobs. He takes a course of action that is completely out of character, but it’s the only way he can see of keeping his family together.


Sink is about surviving, but it’s not all anguish and despair - it’s also warm and tender, and funny.


Exclusive live on stage Q&A 23rd October.

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Friday 19 Oct 20182:00pm
Saturday 20 Oct 20181:55pm
Sunday 21 Oct 201812:20pm
Monday 22 Oct 20182:00pm
Tuesday 23 Oct 20186:40pm (Q&A)
Wednesday 24 Oct 20181:20pm
Thursday 25 Oct 201811:05am

Dogman (15)

Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who wants two things, to look after his clients’ dogs and take his daughter on exotic holidays. But to fund this lifestyle he runs a side business which has some rather unsavoury clientele and soon finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a violent former boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood. One day, when Simone exploits Marcello too much he must make a crucial and potentially dangerous decision. But in order to regain dignity and reap vengeance you sometimes have to risk everything.


Matteo Garrone, the master filmmaker behind Gomorrah returns to the crime thriller genre in stupendous fashion, delivering the tension filled and relentlessly captivating Dogman.


"A movie with incomparable bite and strength."

Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

Book Tickets

Friday 19 Oct 20185:50pm8:55pm
Saturday 20 Oct 20183:55pm8:55pm
Sunday 21 Oct 20182:15pm9:40pm
Monday 22 Oct 20185:50pm8:55pm
Tuesday 23 Oct 20182:00pm4:20pm9:15pm
Wednesday 24 Oct 20183:25pm9:00pm
Thursday 25 Oct 201812:55pm5:10pm

Orphee (12A)

This magical retelling of the Orpheus myth turns the lyre-playing singer of Greek legend into a famous left-bank poet in postwar Paris. Fallen out of favour and lost for poetic inspiration, Orphée becomes obsessed with a mysterious black-clad princess who first claims the life of a rival poet, and then Eurydice, his wife.


With its unforgettable imagery — the dissolving mirror through which characters pass into the next world, the leather-clad, death-dealing motorcyclists, and Cocteau’s magical special effects, Orphée is a work of haunting beauty that follows the poetic logic of a dream.


This new photochemical and 2K restoration of the film from the original nitrate negative were carried out by SNC (Groupe M6) with the support of the Archives françaises du film.


“A hauntingly beautiful piece of cinema”

Wendy Ide, The Times

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Saturday 20 Oct 20186:20pm
Sunday 21 Oct 20184:35pm
Thursday 25 Oct 20183:10pm

Live Event Set Up


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Sunday 21 Oct 20185:55pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 11 Nov 20182:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 16 Dec 20185:55pm (Not Open for Sale)

Muses of the Mediterranean: Katerina Clambaneva

Muses of the Mediterranean: Katerina Clambaneva


George Stamatis-guitar

Theodoris Ziarkas-double bass


Pavlos Carvalho-cello/bouzouki


SOFIA VEMBO, “The Voice of Greece”


“Where there is one Greek, there is Greece!”


A legendary woman, singer and actress that was adored by an entire nation and its diaspora! She became known for her passionate love songs and dramatic roles in theatre and film and was hailed as the ‘Voice of Greece’ when she used her music to support the troops during World War II against the Italians. This evening will attempt to encapsulate a power house of a personality through song.


A Personal Note.

Katerina’s warm, velvety voice has been gracing London venues over the last 10 years. In September 2017 she was the first to perform at the Art House with her Hadjidakis project and it is very much thanks to the success of this that we have continued our relationship with the Arthouse and they are hosting our new series. Her concerts are unique because, although the focus is always on the songs, the music is framed by text, which she narrates, about the particular artist’s life (in this case Sofia Vembo) giving a beautiful insight into the their life and thoughts.


Katerina Clambaneva is a greatly sought after Greek singer based in London. She has achieved great success as one of the founding members of the group Pakaw over the last ten years and the Josquin Singers of B.A.C.H. Cities she has performed in include Athens, San Francisco, Oakland, London, Isle of Wight, Ixtapa Mexico, Brussels Belgium, Istanbul, Luxembourg, Mytilini Greece. Her show dedicated to Hadjidakis, created together with pianist Anastasios Sarakatsanos has proved to be one of the most popular in recent years and most recently sold out in two consecutive showings at the Art house, London. Career highlights as a vocalist include the dance production of Rebetiko with Yannis Adoniou’s KUNST-STOFF and music by Minos Matsas, with shows in Berlin and San Francisco and the film score for the Spanish film De Tu Ventana a la mia directed by Paula Ortiz with music composed by Avshalom Caspi. As well as continuing with the Hadjidakis concerts Katerina is currently presenting,in different venues across London, both Vembo and Music in Greek Cinema.






Book Tickets

Sunday 21 Oct 20187:30pm (LIVE MUSIC)

Studio Workshop

Arthouse Studio  - Invites all teenagers to join our new innovative arts & performing arts Summer Workshops.


No experience necessary – Each workshop has a specific focus on a skill or theme – Directing, Acting, Storyline, Storyboards... Endless possibilities!


This is a 3 week course, running Mon-Fri,  (10am - 3.30pm) starts Monday 22nd October.


Mon 22nd - Fri 26th October

£100 per week.


Part-time membership and sibling discount is available.

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Mon-Fri 10AM-3:30PM10:00am

Funny Girl (PG)

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl beams to the Arthouse screen via the magic of satelitte, starring Sheridan Smith in an unforgettable star turn.


Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.


Praised by critics as having “irresistible charm, wit and warmth” (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as “the greatest star by far” (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including “People,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.”



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Wednesday 24 Oct 20186:00pm (RECORDED)

Ha Ha Harvest (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions host a night of incredible comedy and variety talent!


The award winning MARK WATSON brings another cracking Wangabout  to the good people of Crouch End. This months Wangers will include:


The award winning and brilliant LOU SANDERS! As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Russell Howard Hour, Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, Karl Pilkington's Sick of It


“Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod for this show…her best show yet”

★★★★

Evening Standard


“A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal”

★★★★

The Times


“Genuinely Different”

★★★★

The Scotsman


“A reminder of just how good a straight stand up Sanders is…a joyous embracing of her eclectic life”

★★★★

Fest


“Thank the comedy Gods”

★★★★

Chortle




Plus BBC New Comedy Award semifinalist WILLIAM STONE


and


Perrier Comedy Award winner and star of Richard Herring's As It Occurs To Me plus Edinburgh Fringe and circuit headlining favourite CHRISTIAN REILLY


“An amazingly high-quality show” ★★★★ BROADWAYBABY.COM

“Seriously catchy tunes…hysterical material” ★★★★ THREE WEEKS

“Like watching Jack Dee and Bill Bailey simultaneously… I don’t think I’ve ever come so close to hyperventilating with laughter” ★★★★★ THE STUDENT



And our incredible headliner this month is host of The Last Leg and absolute comedy legend ADAM HILLS

‘If you cannot enjoy Adam Hills you cannot have a pulse’

★★★★★

The Scotsman


‘Hills delivers stand up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed’

The Guardian


‘Hills’s wit is incisively dry and sharp and his observations are bitingly precise’

Sunday Herald Sun

 

‘Life-affirming, laugh-affirming comedy at its best’

★★★★★

The Evening Standard

‘… a highly accomplished, likeable and very funny stand up... get ready to belly-laugh’

Heat


Line ups may be subject to change. Late comers may have to wait for an interval to be admitted.

Book Tickets

Thursday 25 Oct 20187:50pm (LIVE COMEDY)

Utoya (TBC)

A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.

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Friday 26 Oct 20186:25am (Not Open for Sale)

Possum (15)

A truly creepy British horror from the visionary mind behind Garth Merenghi's Darkplace.


Together with Possum, a hideous hand-puppet, disgraced puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. When his attempts to destroy the demonic puppet fail, Philip suspects Maurice of manipulating Possum to cause him further distress. As their relationship deteriorates, repressed memories of a traumatic childhood start to resurface. When a local child goes missing and the police suspect him of the crimes, Philip is forced to confront the nightmares of his past and discovers that the real demon lurks much closer to home.


We are very excited to be joined for a post screening Q&A with director Matthew Holness on the 27th of October.

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Saturday 27 Oct 20186:00pm (Q&A)

Q&A (Unrated)

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Saturday 27 Oct 20187:55pm (Not Open for Sale)

Beneath The Clocktower (12A)

On every high street, up and down the country, thousands of independent traders face a daily battle for survival. No more so than in the fabled London ‘village’ of Crouch End, where each passing year sees another business disappear and the fight for independence is fiercer than ever. Beneath The Clocktower is a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Harvey Marcus which explores the world of Crouch End’s longest serving small businesses, and the big characters behind them. This is not an action movie but it is a warm, politically relevant and often funny documentary about struggle, survival and success.


Following our screening on November 3rd, we will be hosting the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum for a discussion about the Crouch End Town Centre. This will be an opportunity for you to say what you it is like about the current range of shopping facilities and nightlife, the challenges the centre is facing and how you would like to see it develop over the coming decade.



Book Tickets

Sunday 28 Oct 20183:20pm
Monday 29 Oct 20187:40pm
Saturday 3 Nov 20183:00pm

Peterloo (12A)

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

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Friday 2 Nov 20187:00am (Not Open for Sale)

Black Mother (15)

Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Immersed into the sacred, the profane, and everything in-between, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

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Friday 2 Nov 201810:10am (Not Open for Sale)

An Artist's Eyes (TBC)

'‘A beautifully made poetic journey in the company of an artist’' BFI


An Artist's Eyes follows the journey of the young British painter, Chris Moon, as he navigates the perilous art world and a demanding, often excruciating relationship with his work. From his studio to his shows, Moon lets the camera into his tumultuous relationship with painting: from the depression triggered by his practice, to his anarchy towards the art circuit.  Following Moon through two solo exhibitions in London and New York, onto a road-trip across Southern Spain, this subtle insight spotlights the reality of life as a contemporary artist. Chris’s character is revealed as uncompromising, bohemian and totally dedicated to painting.


Jack Bond is one of Britain’s most innovative filmmakers and over a fifty year career has redefined documentary, art-house drama, music video, film and television.  This is the second film he has made on an artist, the first being with Salvador Dali in 1965, Dali In New York.


The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Jack Bond.

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Sunday 4 Nov 20185:00pm (Q&A)

NT Live: Allelujah! (15)

Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss Alan Bennett'srousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.


The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.


Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

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Sunday 4 Nov 20187:00pm (Recorded)

Widows (15)

From Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn ("Gone Girl") comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. "Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. "Widows" also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

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Friday 9 Nov 20187:20am (Not Open for Sale)

The Man From Mo'Wax (15)

The Man From Mo'Wax is the energetic and phenomenal journey, charting the life and career of DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle, his pioneering record label Mo’Wax and his phenomenal rise to fame with the genre defining UNKLE album, Psyence Fiction.


The Man From Mo'Wax gives audiences a remarkable ‘behind the curtain’ look at the music industry and a rare opportunity to experience never before seen personal archive and exclusive home videos from both James Lavelle & DJ Shadow (one of UNKLE's many collaborators).


After the screening we are delighted to be joined by the Man From Mo'Wax himself, James Lavelle. Also joining us for the Q&A will be the creators of the film Matthew Jones and M J McMahon.



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Saturday 10 Nov 20187:00pm (Q&A)

Prince Achmed + Live Soundtrack (PG)

The film will be screened with a live soundtrack.


THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED is the oldest surviving animated feature film. For three years, 1923 to 1926 - German director Lottie Reiniger and just a few other animators used cutouts and lightboxes painstakingly to produce a dreamlike silhouette-based look that works perfectly with the film's fairytale 1001 Nights storytelling. The result is wildly inventive and enormous fun.


Watch out for: a magical, mechanical flying horse, a cameo by Aladdin himself and a thrilling, eye-boggling, climactic shape-shifting battle between a witch and a villainous wizard!


Sam Enthoven and Arkadiusz Potyka bring electronic sound to silent cinema. Ark plays synths, bass and other noise machines; Sam plays found sounds and a unique instrument from the dawn of electronic music – the theremin. Live, from minimal elements (and no laptops) they conjure up a richly atmospheric soundworld, helping audiences to find new life and meaning in some of the world's finest old films.


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Sunday 11 Nov 20183:45pm

ROH Live: La Bayadere (12A)

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.


Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.


Running Time: 3Hours 5mins!

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Tuesday 13 Nov 20187:20pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT Live: The Madness Of George III (12A)

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.


The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).


It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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Tuesday 20 Nov 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

November Nonsense (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions host a night of incredible comedy and variety talent!


GUEST MC the award winning MICHAEL LEGGE introduces this months wangers.


EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD WINNER (NEWCOMER)  and Chortle Award Winner SOFIE HAGEN as seen on her own Comedy Central Show 'Sofie Hagen's Sex Stories', 'Live From The Comedy Store', 'Russell Howard's Stand Up Central', 'The One Show', 'Live From The BBC' and many more and as heard on " The Guilty Feminist', 'The Now Show', 'The Museum of Curiosity' and 'Woman's Hour'


★★★★★  “Hilarious...clever, touching and funny" "The Mirror


★★★★★ “Hagen is hilarious" "The Skinny


★★★★1/2 “Consistently funny...this is certainly the show of a winner" Chortle


★★★★“Incredibly funny" The Herald


Plus BBC New Comedy Award finalist and runner up of the Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 CATHERINE BOHART


★★★★ "Packed full of laughs" The Herald

★★★★ "Confident...quickfire gags and the ability to make you well up a bit" The List

★★★★ "Hilarious...truly special" Edinburgh Festival Magazine



And our incredible headliner this month is multi award winner LUCY PORTER as seen on 'Have I Got News For You',  'QI' , 'The News Quiz', 'Room 101', 'The New Armando Iannucci Show', 'Clive Anderson's Chat Room', 'Comedy Cuts' and many more!


★★★★★ "A must see" Comedy Corner


★★★★★  "Utterly charming Porter is a frighteningly gifted comic" The Sunday Times


★★★★★ "Porter is one of the most talented comics on the circuit. Brilliantly crafted jokes. This is get happy comedy at its very best" Time Out


★★★★★ "It's impossible not to be won over" The Reviews Hub


Line ups may be subject to change. Late comers may have to wait for an interval to be admitted.

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Thursday 22 Nov 20187:30pm (DOORS 7:30PM)

Shoplifters (TBC)

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...


Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda


"One of the best films at TIFF this year, if not simply one of the best films of the year, period."

Karen Han - Vice


"Phenomenal"

RogerEbert.com

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Friday 23 Nov 20187:00am (Not Open for Sale)

Female Human Animal (18)

Shot in the real-life contemporary art world, FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL is a psychothriller about a creative woman disenchanted with what modern life - and modern men - have to offer her. When writer Chloe Aridjis curates the Tate retrospective of the surrealist Leonora Carrington, an elusive, brooding man appears, seeming to offer more. Enabled by the artworks' defiant mystery, Chloe pursues him. But as she descends into a world of obsession, is she hunter or hunted? A darkly romantic enactment of a woman going beyond societal norms, it puts on screen the lurid unconscious of our new sexual politics.


"A triumph" - The Observer


Followed by a Q&A with Josh Appignanesi and Chloe Aridjis.

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Saturday 24 Nov 20188:00pm (Q&A)

Muses of the Mediterranean: Marina Deligianni

Muses of the Mediterranean: Marina Deligianni


Maria Tsirodimitri-guitar


Pavlos Carvalho-cello/bouzouki


Thodoris Ziarkas-double bass


TRIBUTE TO HARIS ALEXIOU


Haris Alexiou (born 27-12-1950 in “Thiva”), appeared in the Greek music scene in the early ’70s. Her charismatic voice, combined with a unique way of performing and a strong scenic presence, very soon led her to the top. Today she remains there,  always seeking new ways of expression and always giving prestige and value to the contemporary light and popular Greek music. She has worked with the most important Greek songwriters and musicians....Mikroutsikos, Kaldaras, Spanos, Loizos, Hadjidakis, Dalaras, Galani to name but a few. Over her illustrious career she  has performed in the greatest musical theaters in all five continents and has received several important awards. She has had over thirty of her own albums recorded, has participated in albums of other artists, either renowned or young and promising, being always open to new ways in music.  She is a living legend and it is with pride and humility that we will be honouring her in our own way this evening with a tribute to her life through music.


A Personal Note.

Marina needs no introduction to London audiences. Over the last 6 years she has become one of the most well known and loved personalities of the Greek music scene and has brought with her the living, breathing Greek tradition of female voices. Her voice has been compared to great singers such as Glykeria but for us she stands alone and unique, needing no comparison. Her passion and intensity moves us, the musicians, and the audience in a way that few people can.


Marina Deligianni was born and raised in Greece. Studied contemporary singing and harmony at Ethniko Odeio Athinon and has been working professionally along side great Greek musicians over the last 15 years such Mario, Dimitris Livanos, Vaggelis Liolios, Kyriakos Gouventas, Solon Lekkas. She lives and works in London the last five years, she is the leading female singer of Plastikes Karekles and one of the co-founders of the Rebetiko Carnival festival and charity.



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Sunday 25 Nov 20187:30pm (LIVE MUSIC)

The Groove Is Not Trivial (12A)

The Groove is Not Trivial follows master fiddler Alasdair Fraser’s personal journey in search of self expression, a quest that has led him to dig deep into his Scottish musical roots. There he finds a universal pulse —a  groove — that runs through his virtuosic performances with cellist Natalie Haas and his dynamic teaching at his wildly popular, freewheeling fiddle camps in California, Scotland, and Spain. At his gatherings around the world for musicians of all ages and abilities, ‘the groove’ is a through-line from the past that sparks hopeful possibilities for the future.


Fraser is at the epicenter of a movement in which people are finding their own voices and a deep sense of community through the shared love and joy of music. A subversive empowerment is happening as people reclaim cultural roots in jeopardy of being lost.


The irrepressible Fraser proves that the groove in traditional music transcends toe-tapping fun – it can be a source of personal and political liberation.


Prompt start, no adverts or trailers.

Book Tickets

Thursday 29 Nov 20187:45pm

Invisible Britain film screening + book launch Q&A (15)

Invisible Britain film screening + book launch Q&A [with director/editor Paul Sng and special guests]


Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience reveals untold stories from people who have been left out of the media narrative and left behind by government policy. Featuring the work of accomplished documentary photographers, the book shows how an unprecedented world of austerity, de-industrialisation and social upheaval is affecting us all.


Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain shows the most relevant and uncompromising British band in years sticking two fingers up to the zeitgeist and articulating the rage and desperation of those without a voice in austerity Britain. Part band documentary, part look at the state of the nation, the film features individuals and communities attempting to find hope among the ruins, against a blistering soundtrack by Sleaford Mods.


Following the screening there will be a panel Q&A to discuss the book with director/editor Paul Sng and special guests.


This book illustrates a truth we cannot ignore.” Ken Loach


A beautiful collection, a portrait of humour, resilience and endurance.” Kit de Waal


A profoundly important human document, haunting for all the right reasons, and must be read.” Alan Moore


Stories of defiance, of fight, and of faith that a better country awaits us all.” Aditya Chakrabortty


Book Tickets

Thursday 29 Nov 20188:30pm (Q&A)

Disobedience (15)

From Sebastián Lelio, writer-director of the Academy Award-winning A FANTASTIC WOMAN, DISOBEDIENCE is a timely and emotionally powerful tale set at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, of personal desires and the demands of faith.


When her estranged rabbi father suddenly passes away, Ronit (played by Oscar-winner and co-producer Rachel Weisz) returns from New York to the north London Orthodox Jewish community she rejected years previously after a scandalous transgression.


Ronit’s presence immediately courts further controversy when she unknowingly runs into Esti (Rachel McAdams), the wife of her strictly religious cousin Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and the woman for whom she shared an illicit attraction in their childhood. This happy reunion soon reignites the two women’s burning, long-unrequited passions, an act of defiance that could alter the course of their lives forever.


Based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Naomi Alderman and co-written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, DISOBEDIENCE is a critically acclaimed romantic drama that explores the fraught boundaries between spiritual devotion and sexuality.

Book Tickets

Friday 30 Nov 20187:20am (Not Open for Sale)

ROH Live: The Nutcracker 2018

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family.

Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval.

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Monday 3 Dec 20187:20pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT Live: Anthony & Cleopatra (12A)

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.


Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.


Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.


Book Tickets

Thursday 6 Dec 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Muses of the Mediterranean: Isidora Bouziouri

Muses of the Mediterranean, Isidora Bouziouri


Musicians tbc


A TRIBUTE TO MARIKA NINOU


It is very hard to speak in past tense about a figure “who engraved deep inside us the names of the gods of abjection and byzantine decadence with her voice's dagger” (Manos Hadjidakis). She reflects the ground breaking historic moments of contemporary Greece that marked her short life; the Catastrophe of Smyrna, her growing up in one of the core refugee neighbourhoods of Athens, World War II, The Civil War, the reconstruction of post-war Greece and the transformation of Greek Society. She sings her life, her heart and her pain out; her sincere, almost pervasive singing makes her recordings sound like she's then an there when you listen to them. “With her singing, she illustrates the woman of urban, grass-root society of her time” (Yorgos Papadakis) and transforms the way of singing, marking the technique of the next generations of female singers until today.


A Personal Note.

We are grateful and excited to have Isidora as a part of this series. She is returning to London after a powerhouse performance for the Rebetiko Carnival, June 2018. In the final concert of the festival, dedicated to “Women of Rebetiko” she performed certain songs of Marika Ninou to rapturous enthusiasm and applause from the public. She is a passionate and magnetic singer who clearly lives every word that she sings and she seemed the only possible choice for this particular tribute to one of Greece’s most iconic singers.


Isidora Bouziouri is an Edinburgh-based Greek singer and actress. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She studied Music & Theatre in Athens and in New York. She has experienced Greek folk music from a very early stage and she has performed as a singer in weddings, feasts and taverns across Greece for over 10 years. She has performed as a Jazz & Blues singer and she is keen on blending all these influences together. She has also been in numerous theatre-performances in Greece, Scotland and beyond and she keeps a passionate interest for Ancient Drama.


Book Tickets

Sunday 16 Dec 20187:30pm (LIVE MUSIC)

Yuletide Wangabout (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions host a night of incredible comedy and variety talent!


The award winning MARK WATSON brings a Yuletide Wangabout  to the good people of Crouch End. This months Wangers will include:


The hilarious, one-liner king MARK SIMMONS! As seen on the BBC's 'One For The Road' and as the tour support for Jack Dee and Micheal McIntyre


"Master of one liners"

★★★★★

One4Review


“A talented comic with an artisan's grasp of joke-writing”

★★★★

Chortle


“Gags of the highest order”

★★★★

Broadway Baby



Plus NATYS finalist CHEEKYKITA


“Like Alice in Wonderland on Adderall...curious, shambolic and kind of magical”

The List


and Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee HELEN BAUER


"An incredibly likeable comic who takes anecdotal comedy to another level" Funny Women



And our incredible headliner this month is the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 nominee and winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival FELICITY WARD

As seen on her special on 'Live From the BBC', 'Mock the Week', 'Russell Howard's Good News', 'Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled', 'The John Bishop Show' and many, many more


‘A golriously entertaining stand-up at the top of their game’

★★★★

Evening Standard


‘A damn funny woman...full of joy and able to make a room full of people howl with laughter’

★★★★

The Scotsman

 

‘A sensationally strong hour of stomach-achingly funny stand-up ’

★★★★

The Herald


‘Another raucously funny offering from a consistently funny comedian’

★★★★

Chortle


Line ups may be subject to change. Late comers may have to wait for an interval to be admitted.

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20TH OCT - DOORS 7:30 - ACTS AT 8:007:30pm (DOORS 7:30 - ACTS AT 8)

Free Solo (12A)

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock - the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope.

Book Tickets

Friday 21 Dec 20183:40pm6:00pm
Saturday 22 Dec 20183:45pm8:45pm
Sunday 23 Dec 20183:45pm8:45pm

NT Live: I'm Not Running (12A)

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.


Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.


What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for somethingmore than a single issue? Does she dare?


Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravdaand Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

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Thursday 31 Jan 20197:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)