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The Rape Of Recy Taylor (15)

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.


The Rape of Recy Taylor exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing fight for justice for countless women like Taylor. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning.

Book Tickets

Sunday 27 May 20181:25pm
Monday 28 May 20182:40pm
Tuesday 29 May 20182:35pm
Wednesday 30 May 20189:15pm
Thursday 31 May 201812:10pm

Deadpool 2 (15)

Marvel's motormouth mercenary is back!


Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before.


When a super soldier arrives on a murderous mission, Deadpool is forced to think about friendship, family and what it really means to be a hero - all while kicking 50 shades of ass. Because, sometimes, to do the right thing you need to fight dirty.

Book Tickets

Sunday 27 May 20181:15pm6:00pm8:40pm
Monday 28 May 20181:00pm6:00pm8:40pm
Tuesday 29 May 20183:15pm6:00pm8:40pm
Wednesday 30 May 201812:50pm6:00pm8:40pm
Thursday 31 May 201812:45pm (Subtitled)6:00pm8:40pm

The Breadwinner (12A)

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and from the director of the Song of the Sea, Nora Twomey.


Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Book Tickets

Sunday 27 May 20183:55pm
Monday 28 May 201812:30pm3:40pm7:10pm
Tuesday 29 May 201812:20pm7:10pm
Wednesday 30 May 20182:30pm7:00pm
Thursday 31 May 20184:40pm6:50pm

Edie (12A)

Edie (Sheila Hancock) has spent 40 years trapped in a colourless life in England, tending to her controlling husband (Donald Pelmear) after his stroke. When he passes away and her daughter (Wendy Morgan) tries to send her to a care home, she packs an old camping bag, leaves her life behind and embarks on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.



Joined by Johnny (Kevin Guthrie), a reluctant local guide, Edie travels to the beautiful village of Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands. Despite the misgivings of Johnny’s girlfriend (Amy Manson) and flatmate (Paul Brannigan), Edie and Johnny form an unlikely friendship. The journey to the summit will be long and difficult, but Edie is determined to prove to herself and everyone else that it’s never too late.



Directed by Simon Hunter and produced by Mark Stothert, EDIE is an unforgettable, immersive visual journey through the unspoiled wilderness of the Scottish highlands, beautifully scored by Debbie Wiseman, MBE, and written by Elizabeth O’Halloran, Edward Lynden-Bell and Simon Hunter.

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Monday 28 May 20184:50pm
Tuesday 29 May 20184:50pm
Wednesday 30 May 20183:35pm
Thursday 31 May 20182:20pm

Jeune Femme (15)

First-time filmmaker Léonor Serraille and the dazzling Laetitia Dosch burst onto the scene with Jeune Femme, a raucous and playful portrait of a woman in her early 30s in Paris. Following in the footsteps of Frances Ha and Fleabag, it’s a sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious and always relatable nod to the chaos and candour of modern life.


Neurotic and manic, bold and magnetic, Paula (Dosch) is a muddle of contradictions. Fresh from an unceremonious dumping by her boyfriend of 10 years, she finds herself wandering the streets of Paris - jobless, homeless and single - with no idea of what life holds for her next. At 31 years old, with little to show for it but a kidnapped cat and a sense of adventure, she sets out to reinvent herself - new job, new friends, new life - and finds that these things never do come easily.


Testament to the talent of its nearly all-female filmmaking crew, Jeune Femme picked up the coveted Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at the Cannes Film Festival 2017.

Book Tickets

Monday 28 May 20189:20pm
Tuesday 29 May 201812:50pm (Babes In Arms)9:20pm
Wednesday 30 May 201812:20pm4:40pm
Thursday 31 May 20183:35pm9:00pm

Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film (PG)

Part of the season: Still Marching...

Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film

+ free preview of Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant

+ Q&A and book-signing with Dr Helen Pankhurst


A boisterous archive anthology showing how the Suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen, at the same time as their battles were still raging on the streets outside. Newsreels of protests, meetings and marches, the arrest of Sylvia Pankhurst, and the fatal wounding of Emily Davison at the 1913 Derby, are combined with comedy drama shorts like Milling the Militants and Wife the Weaker Vessel , where rebellious wives outsmart indignant husbands – all to a specially composed musical soundtrack.

2014. BFI. 80 mins.


The main screening is accompanied by an exclusive free London preview of new documentary Emmeline Pankhurst: The Making of a Militant (to be shown on the BBC in June), exploring the Manchester roots and personal life of one of the greatest icons of women’s history.  Former Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay enlists the help of surviving relatives including Dr Helen Pankhurst, to ask what turned a girl from the Moss Side into the leader of an army of women willing to bomb and burn down property, endure force-feeding and even die for the cause.

2018, 30 mins, Saffron Cherry TV/BBC,  Dir: Helen Tither


We are delighted to be joined by author and activist and great-grandaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Dr Helen Pankhurst, who will take part in a Q&,.with executive producer Caroline Roberts-Cherry.  Helen will also be signing copies of her new book, Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now.


Please note that for this event, audience members are welcome – indeed encouraged – to turn up in Suffragette costume! (Although you may be asked to remove your hats during screenings....!)



STILL MARCHING...

100 years of women’s protest on film


Women who woke up and spoke up, who took action and still are...


From May until the end of 2018, we  bring you their stories in a series of feature films and documentaries, to mark 100 years since (some) women in the UK won the right to vote. Accompanied by a lively programme of talks, debates and performances with guests from the worlds of politics and activism, arts and entertainment, the films show women at home, at work and in combat, in the streets and fields, in the corridors of power, on factory floors and on stage, across more than a century of ongoing protest.  


The BFI compilation Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film (with Dr Helen Pankhurst in attendance), the pre-war German silent drama The Suffragette (here with live piano accompaniment), The Winslow Boy (with a panel discussing women in parliament), the US feature Iron-Jawed Angels and the Swiss comedy The Divine Order, offer perspectives - contemporaneous and modern, fictionalized and observational - on struggles for female suffrage.  Subsequent protests by enfranchised women in the UK are chronicled in the Ford machinists’ drama Made in Dagenham (with a debate on the gender pay gap) and Beeban Kidron’s  Carry Greenham Home  – the latter combined with a unique In Conversation with the iconic Peggy Seeger. Resistance is key to the powerful new film The Rape of Recy Taylor, and to the feminist fighters in Kurdistan: Girls at War. Two documentaries made 40 years apart, Be Pretty and Shut Up (1976)  and Play Your Gender (2015)  highlight issues with a keen currency in the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up... And to round off the centenary year, there’s a festive special Mary Poppins Day: Matriarchs and Suffragettes with screenings, talks and dressing-up opportunities!


Serena Cross, Curator

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Sunday 27 May 20184:00pm (Q&A)

Tango 44

Tango 44 celebrates the explosive dance music of Argentina in a programme of tango and popular classics – Tanguero Passion.


Tango is passion, tango is nostalgia, tango is the allure of Buenos Aires; the danger of porteño knife fights, of broken hearts, and the dance that embodies it. More than any other dance style, tango is the soul of Argentina, and more than any other composer, Astor Piazzolla is the intensity of tango.


The programme features works that have made Piazzolla a household name and taken the world by storm – Libertango, Oblivion, and the Four Seasons, but audiences love other music too – the wondrous Ave Maria, the ebullient Pampeanas and the Demare and Mores standards Malena and Uno .


Relive the early days of tango in Buenos Aires, come and listen to our blend of the moving, heart stopping Argentine dance music.


Corina Piatti - vocalist

Jonathan Truscott - violin

Pavlos Carvalho - cello

Mark Troop - piano


Book Tickets

Sunday 27 May 20188:00pm (Live On Stage)

L'amant Double (18)

François Ozon returns with L’Amant Double, a sleek but gleefully irreverent erotic thriller that sees the prolific French auteur ramping up the sexual tension while keeping his tongue firmly in his cheek.


Marine Vacth (Jeune et Jolie) plays Chloé, a young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul (Dardennes favourite Jérémie Renier). When they decide to move in together, everything seems perfect, until a series of discoveries lead her to suspect that he may be living a double life. As she searches for the truth, Chloé’s investigations plunge her into a dark and bewildering world of smoke, mirrors and doppelgangers – where nothing is as it seems, and no one can be trusted.


Combining Hitchcockian intrigue with nods to Brian de Palma and David Cronenberg, this is a theatre of excess that delights in keeping its audience guessing.

Book Tickets

Friday 1 Jun 20186:15am (Not Open for Sale)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (12A)

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.


Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

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Friday 1 Jun 20188:45am (Not Open for Sale)

Oscar Wilde Season Live: An Ideal Husband (12A)

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).


Cast

Edward Fox (Earl of Caversham)

Freddie Fox (Lord Goring)

Frances Barber (Mrs. Cheveley)

Nathaniel Parker (Lord Chiltern)

Sally Bretton ( Lady Chiltern)

Susan Hampshire (Lady Markby)

Book Tickets

Tuesday 5 Jun 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

PRIVATE HIRE - 1 HOUR

Book Tickets

Thursday 7 Jun 20186:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 19 Jul 20186:30pm (Not Open for Sale)

Edinburgh Previews: Rhod Gilbert and Jen Brister (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


RHOD GILBERT: WORK IN VERY EARLY PROGRESS

After almost six years away from live stand-up, I’m itching to get back on stage. The world has gone totally mad since I last toured in 2012, and my head is all over the shop.  It's time to get back out there and sort it all out once and for all.  I haven't gigged in so long, I’ll be rustier than a welsh barbeque.  Why not come along and see me scrabbling around onstage, trying to find my notes and looking like a total twat?


www.rhodgilbertcomedian.co.uk


JEN BRISTER: MEANINGLESS

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she's too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet. Still, we're only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn't it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence? Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all.


'Blisteringly funny' **** List.

'This is as near perfect stand up as I have seen' ***** ScotsGay.co.uk

'A confident and charismatic performer' **** Edinburgh Evening News


http://www.jenbrister.co.uk

@JenBrister


Line-ups subject to change

Book Tickets

Thursday 7 Jun 20187:30pm (LIVE COMEDY) (Sold Out)

ROH LIVE: Swan lake (2018) (12A)

Live ballet broadcast via satellite from the ROH


Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.


Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.


Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.


Choreography by Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Book Tickets

Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Edinburgh Previews: Mark Watson and Ashley Storrie (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


ASHLEY STORRIE: ADULTING

Scotland's favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believes we should all have a laugh and be a bit more honest particularly about the myth of "adulthood"... nobody really grows up, we're just great at pretending!


'A total revelation' (Dawn French).

'With funny witty one-liners which are as hilarious as they are true' (TheWeeReview.com).

'Breakout star of the Scottish comedy scene' (Skinny).


https://www.ashleystorrie.com

@ashleystorrie


MARK WATSON: THE INFINITE SHOW

Our own Wangabout host Mark Watson brings his Edinburgh preview to his native Crouch End.

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere. It's about empathy. Ninety-nine percent of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand them? One of the Fringe's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions. Complete sell-out 2014-2017.

'He sparkles with originality and verve' (Chortle.co.uk).

'Arrive early for the longest queue in Edinburgh' (List).

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' (Telegraph).


http://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com

@watsoncomedian


Line-ups subject to change


Book Tickets

Thursday 14 Jun 20187:30pm (LIVE COMEDY)

The Happy Prince (15)

The Happy Prince is an upcoming British biographical drama film about Oscar Wilde, written and directed by Rupert Everett.


In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.


The film stars Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Tom Wilkinson.

Book Tickets

Friday 15 Jun 20186:25am (Not Open for Sale)

DYSPLA Intl Moving Image Festival (12A)

Funded by the Arts Council England, DYSPLA will showcase a collection of moving images dedicated to exploring ‘The Dyslexic Aesthetic’. Featuring a newly commissioned film by D-FUSE with soundtrack by Swayzak.


Neurodiverse filmmakers have a strong heritage in cinematic history. Steve Mcqueen, Stanley Kubrick Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Joe Wright, and Steven Spielberg, are a few filmmakers that share dyslexia as their commonality, and as their genius.


Industry Panel members

• Dr Chris Arnold, Creative Director of the Crouch End Festival

• Mike Fulkner, Commisioned Video Artist, D-FUSE

• Emma Allen, Award Winning Artist

• Mike Forshaw, Award Winning Director

• Lennie Varvarides, Creative Producer, DYSPLA


There will be no adverts or trailers.



DYSPLA.com/dimif

Book Tickets

Sunday 17 Jun 20183:00pm (Q&A)

Glyndebourne: Madama Butterfly (12A)

Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly ​(live from Glyndebourne)


Madama Butterfly​ is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragicromance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action.


When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to the dashing Lieutenant Pinkerton. But her fragile happiness cannot last. Soon love turns to abandonment and betrayal, and Butterfly is forced to make one final, agonising sacrifice.


Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.


Praised by critics as a ‘thoughtful, provocative staging’ and a ‘scathing study of exploitation’,


Annilese Miskimmon’s production updates the action to the 1950s. This post-war setting brings to the fore the darker elements of Puccini’s story. Little wonder that this opera has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and reimaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon.


The emotional impact of the piece is devastating.’★★★★ Stage


Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.


Also on screen this summer: the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Handel’s Saul and the rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, Vanessa.


Creative team:

Conductor​ Omer Meir Wellber

Director​ Annilese Miskimmon

Designer ​Nicky Shaw


Cast includes:

Cio-Cio-San​ Olga Busuioc

Suzuki ​Elizabeth DeShong

Lieutenant B F Pinkerton ​Joshua Guerrero


London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Book Tickets

Thursday 21 Jun 20186:30pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Edinburgh Previews: Lauren Pattison & Mat Ewins (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


LAUREN PATTISON: PEACHY

Following a whirlwind year of awards, nominations and sold-out shows on top of a run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lastminute.com Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison is back in Edinburgh. Come see her deliver some new home truths with her wicked, warm and authentic brand of humour.

'Razor wit and brutal honesty' ***** (List).

'Spiky, deliciously bawdy and remarkably assured' **** (Telegraph).

'A breath of feisty fresh air' ***** (Herald).

'Robust and impressive' **** (Scotsman).

'Wickedly engaging company' **** (Chortle.co.uk). Recommended by the Guardian: 'Fast, forthright and filthy'.

https://www.lauren-pattison.com

@laurenpattison

Book Tickets

Thursday 21 Jun 20187:30pm (LIVE COMEDY)

Arcadia (15)

Scouring 100 years of archive footage, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting — and contradictory — relationship to the land. The film goes on a sensory, visceral journey through the contrasting seasons, taking in folk carnivals and fetes, masked parades, water divining and harvesting. Set to a grand, expressive new score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) alongside folk music from the likes of Anne Briggs, Wright’s captivating film essay captures the beauty and brutality, and the magic and madness of rural Britain.



“Arcadia is a revolutionary document” — Paul Kingsnorth


“A dreamy study of rural life that’s both nostalgic and nightmarish” — The Skinny

Book Tickets

Saturday 23 Jun 20184:20pm

Oscar Wilde Season Live: Lady Windermere's Fan (PG)

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, was broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End and is now available as a recorded programme. Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.


The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.


Cast

Samantha Spiro (Mrs Erlynne)

Kevin Bishop (Lord Darlington)

Jennifer Saunders Duchess of Berwick

Joseph Marcell (Lord Lorton)

Joshua James (Lord Windermere)

Grace Molony (Lady Windermere)

Book Tickets

Thursday 28 Jun 20187:15pm (RECORDED)

The Acting Class (15)

When Tom Stocks, a young man from Bolton has to turn down a chance to study at the East 15 drama school because he cannot afford the fees, he sets up a campaign to highlight socio-economic exclusion in the arts. Tom is not alone. Actors from working class backgrounds are struggling to get in and get on in an industry stacked against them. Established actors worry about where the next generation of talent from modest backgrounds is going to come from. Christopher Eccleston, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Maxine Peake and Samuel West are among those who feature in this film talking about the barriers to success. And this is an issue not just for those who see their dreams thwarted because they do not have the ‘bank of mom and dad’ to back them.  Who gets to be on our stages and screens matters to all of us. Whose stories get told, what images we have of ourselves, who we think ‘we’ are, helps shape our identities. And that is political.


On stage Q&A will follow the screening with Deirdre O'Neill (Director) and Mike Wayne (Director). Other guests TBC

Book Tickets

Thursday 28 Jun 20188:45pm (Q&A)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (12A)

Inspired by a true story, 'Everybody’s Talking About Jamie' is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today.


Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn't quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.


John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Mina Anwar, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance (Financial Times). With songs that have the wow factor (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and hilarious book and lyrics with delightful punch (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been thrilling audiences and critics alike.  


Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue to cinemas nationwide.

Book Tickets

Thursday 5 Jul 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

AMY: Free Members Show (15)

To coincide with the release of Whitney we're delighted to offer a free to Arthouse members screening of 2015's stunning documentary. Amy, detailing the life and times of one of North London's most beautiful voices.


From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.


Book Tickets

Saturday 7 Jul 20184:20pm

Edinburgh Previews: Matt Winning & Mark Watson (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


MATT WINNING: CLIMATE STRANGE

What we know about climate change doesn't necessarily match with what we do about it. Dr Matt Winning explores why knowledge doesn't necessarily translate into action.

As seen on Unseen with Matt Forde (Dave) as the environmental correspondent.


"Winning's sharp wit and intelligence allows him to educate as he entertains' **** 1/2 (Sunday Post)

"A very powerful and eccentric piece of comedy writing from Winning, who is sure to become one of the largest names in UK comedy very soon" **** (ShortCom.co.uk)

http://www.mattwinning.com

@mattywin85


MARK WATSON: THE INFINITE SHOW

Our own Wangabout host Mark Watson brings his Edinburgh preview to his native Crouch End.

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere. It's about empathy. Ninety-nine percent of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand them? One of the Fringe's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions. Complete sell-out 2014-2017.

'He sparkles with originality and verve' (Chortle.co.uk).

'Arrive early for the longest queue in Edinburgh' (List).

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' (Telegraph).


http://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com

@watsoncomedian


Line-ups subject to change


Book Tickets

Thursday 12 Jul 20187:25pm (LIVE COMEDY)

RSC Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?


Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo & Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.


The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Book Tickets

Wednesday 18 Jul 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Edinburgh Previews: Kwame Asante & Sean McLoughlin (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


KWAME ASANTE: TEENAGE HEARTBLOB

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens. Dealing with weight issues in his formative years, split between growing up in London and spending his summers in rural Ghana played a significant part in the person he is today. Now, working in the NHS and sharing in other people's experiences of obesity has forced him to reflect on his own experiences, and taught him many valuable and heart-warming lessons which he shares with the audience in this new show.

**** Scotsman

**** Broadway Baby

**** Theatre Bubble

“Joke-heavy… Impeccable delivery” **** Chortle.


@kwamedy



SEAN MCLOUGHLIN: HAIL MARY

After 30 wasted years, Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award nominee, Ricky Gervais tour support) is back at the Fringe to perform the show of his mediocre life. As seen on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and VICELAND

**** Scotsman

**** List

**** Chortle

**** Skinny

**** Edinburgh Festivals

**** Shortcut

***** ThreeWeeks

"The best comedian you haven't heard of yet" Time Out


http://seanmcloughlincomedy.com

@SeanMcLoughlin


Line-ups subject to change

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Thursday 19 Jul 20187:30pm (LIVE COMEDY)

Glyndebourne: Saul (12A)

George Frideric Handel

Saul ​(Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015)


David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness

that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart.


Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling

choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly

Shakespearean scope.


Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new.


This magical, mesmerising new production of [Handel’s] Old Testament-inspired oratorio has the wow factor in spades – music-theatre at its knockout best.’ ★★★★★ Daily Mail


Sung in English with English subtitles. Recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015.


Also on screen this summer: the world-renowned tale of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly (live) and the rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, Vanessa.


Creative team:

Conductor​ Laurence Cummings

Director​ Barrie Kosky

Designer ​Katrin Lea Tag


Cast includes:

Saul/Apparition of Samuel ​Markus Brück

David ​Iestyn Davies

Jonathan​ Allan Clayton


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Glyndebourne Chorus

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Thursday 26 Jul 20183:00pm (RECORDED)

Edinburgh Previews: John Luke Roberts & Mark Watson (15)

Mark Watson and Impatient Productions present the best of the Edinburgh Fringe comedians.  See these preview shows before they are all shiny and polished and taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. It's the best opportunity to see how jokes are born and stars are made.  Your ticket buys you not one, but two full shows from an incredible hand-picked selection of the nations best comedians.


Doors 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm.

NB. The order the shows below are listed are not necessarily the order they will be performed in on the night.


Please note latecomers may not be admitted.


JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With A [FX: GUN RELOADING] And A [FX: CASH REGISTER] And Perform Some Comedy!

Quick, hide! The Fringe favourite returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam blam! 'A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide an audience down the middle, but through some strange alchemy the crowd absolutely lap it up... a consistently hilarious hour of measured madness' **** (List).

'An hour of joyously daft character comedy' **** (Telegraph).

'This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle' **** (Chortle.co.uk).


@jlukeroberts


MARK WATSON: THE INFINITE SHOW

Our own Wangabout host Mark Watson brings his Edinburgh preview to his native Crouch End.

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere. It's about empathy. Ninety-nine percent of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand them? One of the Fringe's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions. Complete sell-out 2014-2017. 'He sparkles with originality and verve' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Arrive early for the longest queue in Edinburgh' (List). 'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' (Telegraph).


http://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com

@watsoncomedian


Line-ups subject to change

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Thursday 26 Jul 20187:25pm (LIVE COMEDY)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (15)

Double Bill


Part of the season: Uprising! Spirit of ’68

Uprising is a UK-wide programme of screenings and events taking place from June-October 2018 exploring the cinema and the legacy of 1968, joining the dots between that period and our own turbulent times.


BLACK PANTHERS -1968, 31mins.

Agnès Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of activist and Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton. In addition to evincing Varda’s fascination with her adopted surroundings and her empathy, this perceptive short is also a powerful political statement.



THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 -2011, 80mins.

A treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television.


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Saturday 28 Jul 20184:30pm (Double Bill)

Glyndebourne: Vanessa (12A)

Samuel Barber

Vanessa ​(live from Glyndebourne)


A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists. Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household

of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.


An operatic thriller from the age of Hitchcock, Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean

poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire.


Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heart-breaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated

Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.


Sung in English with English subtitles. Broadcast live from Glyndebourne.


Creative team:

Conductor​ Jakub Hrůša

Director​ Keith Warner

Designer ​Ashley Martin-Davis


Cast includes:

Vanessa​ Emma Bell

Erika​ Virginie Verrez

The Old Baroness​ Doris Soffel


London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

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Tuesday 14 Aug 20186:30pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives... (12A)

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor


Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.


Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.


For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

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Wednesday 12 Sep 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Oscar Wilde Season Live: The Importance Of Being Earnest (12A)

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.


Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

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Tuesday 9 Oct 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)