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Sully (12A)

On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.


Directed by Clint Eastwood

Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney


Sully remains an impressive achievement, a portrait of a good man whose heroism lay in having the right stuff and knowing how to use it during a small eternity of looming chaos and unprecedented peril - Wall Street Journal


Efficient and effective in Eastwood's experienced hands, "Sully" has interwoven a crisp and electric retelling of the story of the landing we know with a story we do not ... - Los Angeles Times

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Saturday 3 Dec 20162:15pm4:30pm6:45pm9:00pm
Sunday 4 Dec 20161:00pm3:15pm5:30pm7:45pm
Monday 5 Dec 201611:45am2:00pm4:15pm6:30pm8:45pm
Tuesday 6 Dec 201611:45am (BABES IN ARMS)2:00pm4:15pm6:30pm8:45pm
Wednesday 7 Dec 201611:45am (SUBTITLED)2:00pm4:15pm6:30pm8:45pm
Thursday 8 Dec 201611:45am2:00pm4:15pm6:30pm8:45pm
Thursday 15 Dec 20161:30pm (Not Open for Sale)4:00pm (Not Open for Sale)6:15pm (Not Open for Sale)

A United Kingdom (12A)

A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.


Directed by Amma Asante

Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton


'A rousing true love story brings African history to life' - The Hollywood Reporter

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Sunday 4 Dec 20163:20pm5:50pm
Monday 5 Dec 201612:15pm8:15pm
Tuesday 6 Dec 201612:30pm5:45pm
Wednesday 7 Dec 201611:15am8:15pm
Thursday 8 Dec 201611:20am4:40pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.


Directed by David Yates

Written by JK Rowling

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell

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Saturday 3 Dec 20165:30pm8:30pm
Sunday 4 Dec 201612:30pm
Monday 5 Dec 20165:20pm
Tuesday 6 Dec 20168:15pm
Wednesday 7 Dec 20161:50pm
Thursday 8 Dec 20161:50pm

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A)

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

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Saturday 3 Dec 20163:00pm
Tuesday 6 Dec 20163:20pm

KIDS FILM PARTY

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Sunday 4 Dec 201610:00am (BFG) (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 11 Dec 201610:00am (Trolls) (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 15 Jan 201710:00am (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 22 Jan 201710:00am (Prov) (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 5 Feb 201710:00am (Not Open for Sale)

Wendy Shearer Storytelling (U)

Wendy Shearer is a Professional Storyteller who brings stories to life across the UK.

She regularly performs at schools, festivals and art venues.

Wendy has told stories at the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Tower Bridge and the British Museum.

Her stories are magical and exciting.

With props, music and drama, everyone is welcome to join in the family fun and even dress up!

Price: £8.00 per person and £5.00 for additional siblings.

Find out more about Wendy Shearer [www.storyboat.co.uk]

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Sunday 4 Dec 201610:00am

I, Daniel Blake (15)

A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end.

This film intervenes in the messy, ugly world of poverty with the secular intention of making us see that it really is happening, and in a prosperous nation, too. I, Daniel Blake is a movie with a fierce, simple dignity of its own.

Directed by Ken Loach

Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan and Briana Shann.

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Sunday 4 Dec 20168:20pm
Monday 5 Dec 20162:45pm

School Hire

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Monday 5 Dec 201610:00am (POLAR EXPRESS) (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 6 Dec 201610:00am (MUPPETS XMAS CAROL) (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 7 Dec 201610:00am (MUPPETS XMAS CAROL) (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 8 Dec 201610:00am (POLAR EXPRESS) (Not Open for Sale)
Friday 9 Dec 201610:00am (POLAR EXPRESS) (Not Open for Sale)

Madama Butterfly (TBC)

Madama Butterfly first saw the light of day in La Scala in February 1904, and was hotly contested. It was certainly the victim of an ambush organised by enemies of the composer and his editor, but perhaps also to the surprise of the audience faced with a crude and innovative opera, they were witnessing the very latest developments in European musical theatre. That very same year, Puccini revised and restaged the opera for performances at the Teatro Grande in Brescia to great acclaim. Madama Butterfly quickly became a hugely popular opera with performers and audiences alike, and remains one of Puccini’s most performed works to date.

Riccardo Chailly will conduct the original version of Madama Butterfly, marking this the first time the performance has returned to La Scala since it’s debut. This signifies an act of contribution towards Puccini but above all, alongside the subsequent variations, an opportunity to rediscover the opera that is more audacious in its dramaturgical design. The performance will be directed by Alvis Hermanis, who has already been hailed at La Scala for his new productions of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten and Verdi’s I due Foscari, and the cast orbits around Cio-Cio-San played by Maria Jose´ Siri, an emerging soprano on the greatest international stages.

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Wednesday 7 Dec 20165:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: The Nutcracker 2016 (12A)

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright's 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family livingroom becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing – including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince – make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

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Thursday 8 Dec 20167:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)
Monday 26 Dec 20165:45pm (ENCORE)

Paterson (15)

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey — they share the name.

Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura.

By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry.

The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.


Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Starring Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen-Jean Arthur


A lovely fable about the fragile, fruitful and occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life. - Time Out


Like many of Jarmusch's best films, this keeps surprising us with its minimal, witty inflections, at once epic and small-scale. - Chicago Reader

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Friday 9 Dec 20166:00am (Not Open for Sale)

The Pass (15)

Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It's the night before their first-ever game for the first team - a Champions League match - and they're in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they're over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate's sex tape. And then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this 'pass' reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.


Directed by Ben A. Williams

Starring Russell Tovey, Arinze Kene

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Friday 9 Dec 20166:00am (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 15 Dec 20162:00pm (Not Open for Sale)

Blue Velvet (18)

This is a re release of the classic film Blue Velvet from David Lynch.


College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective's daughter Sandy Williams to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth.


Directed by David Lynch

Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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Saturday 10 Dec 201610:15pm

Christian Lee's Christmas Crackers Show time! (U)

Following sell-out shows over the past two years, the brilliant Christian Lee returns to entertain you, with his unique brand of comedy magic for kids.

Magic Circle member, Christian has been delighting audiences, of all ages, across the world for many years and has always proven a firm favorite at ArtHouse

A perfect treat for the end of the Bank Holiday weekend, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Suitable for 3 years upwards [including big kids too!]

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Sunday 11 Dec 201610:00am (LIVE ON THE STAGE!)

Blue Velvet: Revisited (12A)

Blue Velvet Revisited is a documentary film based on hours of documentary footage that was filmed and photographed in 1985 in the USA, on the set of “Blue Velvet” of David Lynch.

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Sunday 11 Dec 20165:30pm

Veles Ensemble Concert

Join the Veles Ensemble Live on the Arthouse stage for an evening of string trio music, including L. van Beethoven's String trio, Op. 9, No 3 in C minor, F. Schubert's String Trio, D 471 in B flat major and E. Dohnayi's Serenade Op. 10.


The Veles Ensemble was founded in 2016 by three young successful London classical musicians – soloists, recitalists and performers in leading London chamber orchestras who aim to explore and promote rarely heard masterpieces and new compositions as well as bringing the classics to life. The foundation of the Veles Ensemble is a string trio: Evva Mizerska – cello, Ralitsa Naydenova – viola and Hartmut Richter – violin. The Veles Ensemble is able to expand to play as a piano quartet and other line-ups.


Evva Mizerska - Cello, Ralitsa Naydenova - Viola and Hartmut Richter - Violin.


Beethoven's String Trio Op. 9 No 3 in C minor is one of his early works. Written when he was roughly 28, he considered the set of trios Op.9 to be one of his best works at the time. The trio already firmly shows Beethoven's symphonic sense, dynamic effects, sharp contrasts and raw energy, paving way for his famous string quartets.


Schubert's String Trio, D 471 in B flat major was composed in 1816. He only finished the first movement, a very light and joyful piece yet still showing Schubert's impeccable sense of melody.


Dohnányi's Serenade Op. 10 in C major was written in 1904 by the then 26 year old Hungarian pianist virtuoso who as a composer had impressed Brahms with his piano quintet a few years before. He went on to become one of the most important musical figures in Hungary at the time. In his Serenade for string trio he was right at the front of 20th century's musical developments with chromatically shifting lines and harmonic twists, yet without completely abandoning the romantic 19th century roots and nostalgia.


Please note the run time includes a 20 minute interval


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Sunday 11 Dec 20168:00pm (LIVE ON STAGE)

The Heritage of Love (12A)

Beginning of the 20th century. On the eve of the first world war, young Princess Vera Chernysheva and lieutenant Andrey Dolmatov meet under rather strange circumstances and fall in love. And suddenly a catastrophe, the First World War. People are divided into two warring camps, seized with hatred and lust for power. But love is immortal, it connects people through several generations.


Directed by Yuriy Vasilev

Starring Dima Bilan, Aleksandr Adabashyan, Aleksandr Baluev, Marat Basharov

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Monday 12 Dec 20168:30pm

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12A)

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.


Directed by Gareth Edwards

Starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker

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Thursday 15 Dec 201611:10am4:00pm8:30pm
Friday 16 Dec 201612:00pm3:00pm6:00pm9:00pm
Saturday 17 Dec 201612:00pm3:00pm6:00pm9:00pm
Sunday 18 Dec 201610:00am1:00pm4:00pm7:00pm
Monday 19 Dec 201611:30am2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm
Tuesday 20 Dec 201611:00am2:00pm5:00pm8:00pm
Wednesday 21 Dec 201611:30am2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm
Thursday 22 Dec 201611:30am2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm

NT LIVE: No Man's Land (15)

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.


  One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.  


Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and directorSean Mathias.

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Thursday 15 Dec 20167:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)
Thursday 29 Dec 20168:00pm (ENCORE)
Monday 2 Jan 20171:30pm (ENCORE)

Frozen Sing-Along (PG)

We're bringing back one of your favourites and this time as a singalong version. Walt Disney Animation Studios (Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph) presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy-adventure inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen."

Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Sing-along version includes subtitles on screen during songs.

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Sunday 18 Dec 201610:30am (SING-ALONG!) (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 19 Dec 201612:00pm (SING-ALONG!)
Tuesday 20 Dec 201611:30am (SING-ALONG) (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 21 Dec 201612:00pm (SING-ALONG!) (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 22 Dec 201612:00pm (SING-ALONG) (Not Open for Sale)
Friday 23 Dec 201612:00pm (SING-ALONG!) (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 24 Dec 201612:30pm (SING-ALONG!) (Not Open for Sale)

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Sunday 18 Dec 20167:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 19 Dec 20167:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 22 Dec 20167:00pm (Not Open for Sale)

A Touch of Mrs Robinson (12A)

Is it wrong to behave badly? Can you be sexy without disgracing yourself?

The ArtHouse is delighted to present Fiona Coffey's new musical cabaret inspired by the woman who seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print.

Featuring a fabulous live band, with slinky jazz numbers and Sixties pop songs from artists such as Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach and the Kinks, Fiona explores Mrs Robinson’s story from college girl, to embittered 50s housewife, to suburban swinger. What made Mrs Robinson seduce a boy half her age? Was she bored? Depraved? Lusty by nature? Or, did the affair with Benjamin kick start a desperate bid for freedom? A witty, provocative and uplifting show that asks: Could A touch of Mrs Robinson change your life?

Join us in celebrating cinema's greatest cougar with a fun-filled night out! Watch scenes from "The Graduate" in the foyer from 6pm and enjoy Martinis and a pre-show quiz at the bar! And if you want to come dressed in leopard print, there's a prize for the best Mrs Robinson look!

What audiences say about A touch of Mrs Robinson:

" A captivating evening of first-class cabaret"

“A touch of Mrs Robinson is a stroke of genius. Revolutionary Road meets Mad Men. A voice like chocolate”

“A sensational, witty, poignant, thought-provoking, clever and inspirational show.

“Sassy, funny and moving”

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Sunday 18 Dec 20168:00pm (LIVE ON STAGE)

Bette Midler and Me (12A)

LIVE ON THE ARTHOUSE STAGE!


“When I’m on stage – it’s a party!” quipped Bette Midler.

So join in the fun, and catch Sue Kelvin on roller-coaster ride through the Divine Miss M’s fabulous career.

Sue covers songs such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, The Rose, I’m A Woman and Wind Beneath My Wings, accompanied by Tony Award winning Sarah Travis and West End songstress Jo-anna Lee.

She explores how Bette inspired her to don seven inch platform shoes, and become a diva herself, having starred in Wicked and Chicago in London's West End.

This fantastic show also features an outrageous three minute puppet show version of Beaches!!

Simply divine!


“A GREAT NIGHT OUT” ***** Public Reviews

“A FANTASTIC TRIBUTE” Broadway World

“TOP RATE MUSICIANSHIP” **** Michael Coveney

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Monday 19 Dec 20168:00pm (LIVE ON STAGE)

It's a Wonderful Life (U)

James Stewart is George Bailey, a man whose attempted suicide on Christmas Eve gains the attention of a guardian angel, Clarence Odbody who is sent to help him in his hour of need. Most of the film is told through flashbacks spanning George's entire life and narrated by Franklin and Joseph, unseen Angels who are preparing Clarence for his mission to save George. Through these flashbacks we see all the people whose lives have been touched by George and the difference he has made to the community in which he lives.

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Thursday 22 Dec 20162:15pm
Friday 23 Dec 20166:00pm9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 24 Dec 20163:00pm

Ian Shaw's 'Too Close to Xmas' (15)

In his annual solo romp at Arthouse, BBC Award-winning vocalist, comedian and broadcaster, takes an often wry look at Xmas songs from Film, TV, the Jazz songbook....and his own childhood, growing up in frosty Wales, surrounded by brass bands, coal mines, flared dungarees, David Bowie records, a loving family....and a Woolworths Xmas tree, stored at the bottom of his parents' wardrobe.

" Simply our finest " ( The Guardian)

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Thursday 22 Dec 20168:00pm (LIVE ON STAGE)

Donnie Darko - 15 year reissue (15)

This mind-bending cult classic gets a loving restoration. October, 1988. In the middle of the night, a man in a monstrous rabbit suit appears to Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a troubled teenager living with his family in suburban Virginia, to tell him that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. And so, a cult movie is born. As Donnie’s grip on reality weakens, we’re drawn into the darkness that lurks underneath the surface of suburbia. Underappreciated upon its initial release in 2001, Richard Kelly’s mind-bending film gets the 4K restoration treatment and is ripe for rediscovery on the big screen.

Dir Richard Kelly With Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal 113min

Digital 4K

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Friday 23 Dec 20166:05am (Not Open for Sale)

The Duncan Lamont Songbook sung by Esther Bennet (PG)

With John Crawford on piano and Oli Hayurst on double bass


Saxophonist and composer Duncan Lamont is one of Britain’s most respected musicians, having performed with Henry Mancini, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Count Basie.

In addition to his achievements as a performer he is also one of the UK’s most important contemporary jazz songwriters – he has received a The GRAMMYs nomination for soundtrack composition, published numerous song books and his songs have been recorded by the cream of singers (Cleo Laine, Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, Richard Rodney Bennett, Natalie Cole...).

In addition to all of that, he has been commissioned to write or arrange countless orchestral pieces, his saxophone compositions are used by the Associated Board of Music and, most importantly of all…he wrote the theme tunes to children’s TV series Mr Benn and Spot! Duncan has arranged for and conducted the BBC Big Band for many years and was recently on Claire Teal's Radio 2 programme "Big Band Line-up" talking about this project. We will be featuring Duncan’s songs with the very fine singer, Esther Bennett, who has worked with Duncan for many years.

"There is no question that Duncan Lamont's songs, several already recorded by Natalie Cole and Liane Carroll, deserve a second, third and fourth hearing" Jack Massarik - Evening Standard

Popular vocalist on the London jazz scene , Esther Bennett is currently performing The Duncan Lamont Songbook at London venues and across the country Featuring the man himself on tenor sax, pianist John Crawford, drummer Steve Taylor and bass players Oli Hayhurst, Simon Little, Andy Hamill and Simon Read sharing the role of bass player.

"Vocalist Esther Bennett's many virtues include an incredibly seductive lower register.... and a winning sense of humour" - Jazz Wise Magazine

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Tuesday 27 Dec 20168:00pm (LIVE JAZZ)

PRIVATE HIRE

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Saturday 14 Jan 201710:00am (Not Open for Sale)

Coppélia (TBC)

Broadcasting Live via satellite from Teatro Alla Scala, Milan


This 19th century classic is an enchanting tale about a mechanical doll made by the toy-maker Dr. Coppelius. The doll is so life-like that some believe she is his daughter and the mistake leads to intrigue and jealousy in love. Seduced by the disturbing and dramatic atmospheres of Hoffmann’s tale, Mauro Bigonzetti interprets the rich score by Delibes as a web of illusion, deception, reality and memories, coupled with confusion and ambiguity from the eyes and gazes of the performers that will perplex audiences towards a point of no return.

It has been seven years since the previous creation of Coppe´lia and in this production, key characters will emerge from the pages of the tale through the music: the scientist Spallanzani, the optician Coppola, Nataniele and his obsession, his ance´e Clara and Olimpia, the lynchpin of the affair and the choreographic inspiration for the unparalleled charm of breathing life, movement and pace into an automaton that comes to life. The same artistic team behind Cinderella, the opening title of last season which won Bigonzetti, the candidature for the prestigious Benois de la Danse award, the new Coppe´lia, interpreted for the dancers of La Scala, will feature their own star Roberto Bolle in the opening performances and Patrick Fournillier, a specialist in the romantic repertoire will grace the podium.

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Sunday 15 Jan 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE) (Not Open for Sale)

Rebranding Beelzebub

ART HOUSE & THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENT

FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS AT THE ART HOUSE...


Performance Storytelling by Tim Ralphs LIVE on the Arthouse stage

Suitable for Adults (14+)


Have you seen the cloven hoof prints on the cellar steps? Have you heard the fiddle player cursing? Can you smell the scent of burning secrets? Shot through with diabolical horror, absurd confessions and humour fit for the unholy ghost - master of all things odd, Tim Ralphs, shines a spotlight on Him Downstairs, Old Nick, Beelzebub, the Devil himself, to see if he might just be ready for a rebrand!


In this wild reimagining of folktale, fairytale and urban legend, Tim exhumes the bones of ancient Devil stories and stitches them into new skins for fresh consumption. This grand collection spans supermarket stalls, urban sprawls, mad drunken preachers and widow’s sons: darkly humorous with disturbing twists and a distinct whiff of sulphur....


‘pure and utter genius’ HUDDERSFIELD LITERATURE FESTIVAL


'Elegant, funny, & often irreverent...' **** FRINGE GURU


TIM RALPHS is one of the most exciting young talents on the British storytelling scene. Teller in residence of the Word Smack Cabaret and host of Sheffield’s The Story Forge, Tim's performance style is energetic and his composition knows no bounds. Striving always to innovate, his work draws on our international narrative inheritance, the ever-changing cityscape of his home, fairytale, myth and legend. His performances merge the contemporary with the ancient with enviable integrity and a touch of genius.

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Thursday 26 Jan 20178:30pm

ROH LIVE: Il Trovatore (TBC)

The first revival of David Bösch's new production, conducted by Richard Farnes and starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde.

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Tuesday 31 Jan 20177:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT LIVE: Amadeus (12A)

Music. Power. Jealousy.


Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.


After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

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Thursday 2 Feb 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: Woolf Works (18)

The first revival of Wayne McGregor's critically acclaimed ballet triptych, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf.

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Wednesday 8 Feb 20177:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT LIVE: Saint Joan (12A)

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.


Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.


Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

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Thursday 16 Feb 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet (TBC)

Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art. This show is a recording.

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his humour, insight and love of life is revealed.


Directed by Phil Grabsky

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Tuesday 21 Feb 20176:30pm

Others from the Other Side

ART HOUSE & THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENT

FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS AT THE ART HOUSE...


Performance Storytelling by Clare Muireann Murphy LIVE on the Arthouse stage


The Irish landscape is full of stories peopled by shape-shifters and once-god-fairies who move seamlessly between our own and a decidedly other world.. The fabulous storyteller, Clare Muireann Murphy, acts as an intermediary between these two worlds, with stories of the other people, changelings, stolen children, strange marriages, theft, deception and wild curses.

Allow Clare guide you through a liminal landscape of grown-up fairytale, where the light is a little too bright and the dark is very, very dark


‘Truly fantastic’ EVERYTHING THEATRE


CLARE MUIREANN MURPHY can’t help but make friends with her audiences it’s just the way she is. Born in Dublin, Clare has lived in Spain, America and Galway, and currently resides in London. A dynamic and witty performer, she has performed in festivals and theatres across the world, and her repertoire extends from her beloved Irish mythology to world folklore, anecdotes, fables, personal and original stories.

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Thursday 23 Feb 20178:30pm

ROH LIVE: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet's landmark production and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells.

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Tuesday 28 Feb 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT LIVE: Hedda Gabler (12A)

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...


Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.


Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.


Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

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Thursday 9 Mar 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Exhibition On Screen: The Artist’s Garden American Impressionism (TBC)

Following the popular 'Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse' comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement’ from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American impressionism.

American impressionism took its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet but followed its own path that over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about a much-loved artistic movement.

The story of American impressionism is closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the Eastern United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes.

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Tuesday 21 Mar 20176:30pm

ROH LIVE: Madama Butterfly (TBC)

Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in Puccini's deeply poignant opera.

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Thursday 30 Mar 20177:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT LIVE: Twelfth Night (12A)

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia and an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

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Thursday 6 Apr 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: Jewels (TBC)

George Balanchine's timeless evocation of the brilliance and sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds.

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Tuesday 11 Apr 20177:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: The Dream (TBC)

The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of works by its founder choreographer Frederick Ashton.

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Wednesday 7 Jun 20177:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Exhibition On Screen: Michelangelo: Love and Death (TBC)

To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery).

This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.

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Tuesday 13 Jun 20176:30pm

ROH LIVE: Otello (TBC)

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Wednesday 28 Jun 20177:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)