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Good Time (15)

Following the mind-bending Heaven Knows What, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with Good Time, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate - and dangerous - attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalised night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today.

Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.

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Saturday 18 Nov 20173:50pm8:20pm
Sunday 19 Nov 201712:20pm3:25pm8:00pm
Monday 20 Nov 20175:50pm8:40pm
Tuesday 21 Nov 20173:50pm8:50pm
Wednesday 22 Nov 20175:45pm8:35pm
Thursday 23 Nov 20176:15pm8:50pm

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool (15)

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell vividly bring to the screen the intense romance between Hollywood icon Gloria Grahame and her much younger lover. In 1981, decades after she rose to fame in Hollywood, the Academy Award®-winning star of The Big Heat, In a Lonely Place and The Bad and the Beautiful, Grahame (Bening) is treading the boards in a modest theatre production when she collapses in a Lancaster hotel. Her health failing, she reaches out to former lover, Liverpudlian actor Peter Turner (Bell). When Peter takes her back to his family home, to the care of his sympathetic mother (Julie Walters), memories of their grand affair soon come flooding back.

Adapted from Turner’s own memoir, Paul McGuigan’s consummate study of a truly extraordinary relationship is filled with humour, passion and insight, effortlessly capturing the connection, both emotional and physical, between the pair. Flying dazzlingly in the face of the ‘fading star’ epithet, Bening eloquently portrays a woman who will not compromise her professional ambitions or her desire for personal happiness. And Bell, revelatory in the role, is more than a perfect match in this bracingly romantic and irresistibly sexy love story.

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Saturday 18 Nov 20171:25pm3:30pm8:50pm
Sunday 19 Nov 20171:00pm5:40pm8:30pm
Monday 20 Nov 20173:30pm6:40pm
Tuesday 21 Nov 20174:00pm8:40pm
Wednesday 22 Nov 20173:20pm5:50pm
Thursday 23 Nov 20173:45pm9:00pm

Marjorie Prime (12A)

Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband (Jon Hamm).

With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie's Prime relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often painful past.

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Saturday 18 Nov 20176:35pm
Sunday 19 Nov 20176:15pm
Monday 20 Nov 20172:15pm4:25pm
Tuesday 21 Nov 20176:20pm
Wednesday 22 Nov 20173:35pm
Thursday 23 Nov 20174:00pm

The Florida Project (15)

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

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Saturday 18 Nov 20171:00pm5:50pm
Sunday 19 Nov 20173:10pm
Monday 20 Nov 20179:00pm

EOS: David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition on Screen Season 5 presents David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts: A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016.

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David

Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London,

New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors


Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no

evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney,

this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions

held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in


Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this

cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

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Tuesday 21 Nov 20177:00pm

GFEST - Resolve to Relate (18)

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2017 Feature + short: “Resolve to Relate”

Ballroom Boys Short docu-drama (UK /France) dir: Michael Stylianou / 13 mins

Tensions arise as Lemington from the US and Nejc from Slovenia train for the European Same Sex Ballroom Dancing Championships in Blackpool. Will their relationship survive?

Fire Song Feature drama (Canada) dir: Adam Garnet Jones / 85 mins UK/London Premiere Starring: Andrew Martin

A debut feature film, premiered at Toronto Film Festival. Shane, a gay teenager from the Canadian First Nation Anishinaabe who lives in Northern Ontario, is struggling to support his family in the aftermath of his sister’s suicide. Shane was supposed to move to the city for university, and he has been trying to convince his secret boyfriend to come with him, but now everything is uncertain. He pushes through barrier after barrier, determined to take care of his mom and earn money for school. But when circumstances take a turn for the worse and Shane has to choose between his family and his future, what will he do?

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Wednesday 22 Nov 20178:15pm

GFEST - Finding their Narratives (18)

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2017: An evening of LGBTQ shorts (1): “Finding their Narratives”

We could be parents Short film (Sweden, English subtitles) dir, writer: Björn Elgerd, producer, co-director: David Färdmar (GFEST 2011, 2014 filmmaker) /14 mins Starring: Bjorn Elgerd

Erik's boyfriend Marely has left him. Erik tries to get him back by making this movie to explain that the only reason he offered himself for paid sex so that they could afford to become parents one day. Trailer:

Smalltown Boy Short doc film (UK) dir: Moby Longinotto /13 mins A GFEST 2008 film – 10th anniversary special

David has never felt at home in his small town in the countryside. The locals in his rural home refuse to accept him. As a 15 year old gay boy he is always been shunned, bullied and rejected. But now David plans to show everyone in the village that he's proud of who he is.

Chained Short doc film (USA) dir: Betsy Kalin /14 mins A GFEST 2011 film – 10th anniversary special

From Victorian pocket watches to Zoot Suit style to motorcycle necessity, wallet chains have evolved over the years to become more than a trend in lesbian culture.

Dusk Short film (UK) dir: Jake Graf (GFEST 2014, 2016 filmmaker) / 15 mins Starring: Mark Brent, Victoria Emslie, Elaine Hallam

Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Chris is finally struck by the realisation that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it's those that truly define us. Trailer:

Finding Home Short doc film (UK) dir: Veronica McKenzie camera: Fahmida Islam editor: Julia Fecchio / 32 mins  UK Premiere.

Agnes Bognar, Ignacho (Nacho) Diaz Vazquez, Nathaniel Oyinloye, Richard Muhenda, Juliet Nangobi and Stephen Ofwono talk about “Finding Home” - the stories of LGBT Asylum seekers and Migrants from Uganda, Hungary and Spain, who under difficult circumstances came to the UK, and triumphed in building new lives.

Including a filmmakers Q&A

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Thursday 23 Nov 20176:15pm

Beach Rats (15)

On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his identity, Frankie begins to scour hook-up sites for older men. He starts meeting men at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Eliza Hittman’s award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.

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Friday 24 Nov 20177:55am (Not Open for Sale)

GFEST - Discovering Ourselves (18)

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2017: An evening of LGBTQ shorts “Discovering Ourselves”

Ce que je pense Short film (France, English subtitles) dir: Kevin Capelle and Thomas Devouge / 4 mins UK/London Premiere Starring: Kevin Capelle

The film is based upon Guy de Maupassant’s short story “Solitude”: are we eternally alone, and are all our efforts, all our actions directed toward escaping the solitude?

Shadow Plant Short film (UK) dir: Jonathan Reid-Edwards, writer: George Taylor /8 mins UK/ London Premiere Starring: Rob Ostlere, George Taylor, Lizzie Stanton

A man's unstoppable career in high finance is threatened by a secret he hoped would never be discovered.

Home for Golden Gays Short doc film (Denmark) dir: Nola Grace Gaardmand / 13 mins A GFEST 2011 film – 10th anniversary special

Manila, Philippines: On a quiet side street, tucked away from the noisy, polluted traffic there is a special place: Home for the Golden Gays has been a refuge for the elderly and vulnerable gays of Manila since 1969.

Segun Mateo Short film (Spain, English subtitles) dir: Osama Chami and Enrique Gimeno / 19 mins UK Premiere

Mateo and his boyfriend, Marc, arrive home after a night out with Luke, a guy they've just met. After an argument, Mateo leaves the flat and bumps into Jon, a drug dealer they have called. Mateo convinces Jon to take him to his house where he discovers he can't feel anything if it's not through pain.

Lightrapping Short film (Spain, English subtitles) dir: Marcio Miranda Perez  / 22 mins Starring: Pedro Leão, Julio Machado, Tomás Decina

Gustavo is a photographer who captures the bodies of naked men in public spaces of Sao Paulo. One night, young Pedro follows him, curious and undecided about participating in the project or not. The city will witness the journey. Trailer:

The Marriage Short film (Spain, English subtitles) dir: Víctor Quintero and Sergio Rey / 26 mins UK Premiere

After a long-term relationship, Suso and Ricard are getting married. Both families are delighted with the prospect but Suso’s grandmother, completely unaware of wedding day celebrations will attend the dinner. Trailer:

Including a filmmakers Q&A

Photo © Shaffer.

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Friday 24 Nov 20176:15pm

The Conversation (12A)

The Arthouse is proud to screen a selection of rare and cult thrillers in conjunction with Home Manchester (Z, DAY OF THE JACKAL), The Independent Cinema Office and The BFI (THE CONVERSATION, THE VANISHING).

Gene Hackman plays Harry Caul in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic paranoid thriller, made in between the first two parts of The Godfather trilogy. Caul is a surveillance expert, tasked with recording a couple with cold professional distance by an unknown client. But what he captures raises unsettling, deadly questions. Wrestling with the echoes of the past, Caul is tormented by past mistakes and forced to engage with his work’s moral implications.

Released within years of the Watergate scandal, Coppola’s film is both a telling document of the paranoid ‘70s and also a chilling reminder for an age in which surveillance is the norm. A triumph of editing by Walter Murch, Caul’s obsessive replaying of the couple’s conversation turns the screw for an unforgettable conclusion. Featuring an incredible cast of supporting actors – especially Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall and John Cazale – this is a haunting film about technology, alienation and guilt.

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Saturday 25 Nov 20172:30pm

Z (15)

The Arthouse is proud to screen a selection of rare and cult thrillers in conjunction with Home Manchester (Z, DAY OF THE JACKAL), The Independent Cinema Office and The BFI (THE CONVERSATION, THE VANISHING).

Dir Costa-Gavras/FR 1969/127 mins/French with wEngST Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970, after also having been nominated for Best Picture, Z remains one of the most influential political thrillers of all time. Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a magistrate assigned to investigate the supposed accidental death of a left-wing politician, memorably played by Yves Montand. In the course of his work he uncovers a series of deceits and lies that attempt to hide the real political motivation of the killing.

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Sunday 26 Nov 20173:00pm

The Vanishing (15)

The Arthouse is proud to screen a selection of rare and cult thrillers in conjunction with Home Manchester (Z, DAY OF THE JACKAL), The Independent Cinema Office and The BFI (THE CONVERSATION, THE VANISHING).

Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer's original The Vanishing is a supremely disturbing psychological thriller built from a nightmare premise. During a routine rest stop in an idyllic road trip, two young lovers are separated. Bafflement turns to panic for Rex (Gene Bervoets) as he realises his partner has truly vanished.

Based on Tim Krabbé's novella The Golden Egg, the story follows Rex as he searches for Saskia (Johanna ter Steege) after her mysterious disappearance. Putting up posters and handing out flyers, he remains desperate, even years later, to find out what happened. Meanwhile, the perpetrator - having watched Rex for some time, intrigued by his obsessive searching - finally gets in touch, giving Rex what he both longs for and fears: the opportunity to learn firsthand of his girlfriend's fate.

Seamlessly directed by Sluizer, it's a masterpiece of suspense; a brilliantly chilling study of both the nature of obsession and the nightmarish potential for perversity and evil in the everyday.

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Sunday 26 Nov 20178:00pm

NT LIVE: Follies (12A)

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

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Thursday 30 Nov 20178:00pm (Encore)
Saturday 23 Dec 20178:00pm (ENCORE)

The Day Of The Jackal (15)

The Arthouse is proud to screen a selection of rare and cult thrillers in conjunction with Home Manchester (Z, DAY OF THE JACKAL), The Independent Cinema Office and The BFI (THE CONVERSATION, THE VANISHING).

Dir Fred Zinnemann/GB FR 1973/143 mins Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair A UK-France co-production,

Fred Zinnemann’s legendary film explores the attempts of a rightwing paramilitary group to assassinate French President General De Gaulle following the independence of Algeria. Boasting a career-defining performance from Edward Fox and replete with many political twists and turns, The Day of the Jackal is one of the best thrillers of the 1970s.

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Thursday 30 Nov 20178:30pm

Happy End (15)

Master auteur Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon, Hidden) returns with Happy End, a biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis. Featuring a cast of top acting talent, including Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones, it’s a piercing dark comedy on the blind preoccupations of middle-class angst.

When her mother falls ill under mysterious circumstances, young Eve (Fantine Harduin) is sent to live with her estranged father’s relatives in Calais. The Laurent family – wealthy, neurotic and self-obsessed – own a lucrative construction company and live in a sprawling mansion house, waited on by servants. But trouble is brewing, as a series of intergenerational back-stabbings threaten to tear the family apart. Meanwhile, distracted by infidelities and betrayals, they fail to notice that their new arrival has a sinister secret of her own.

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Happy End bears all the hallmarks of Haneke’s uniquely stark and unsympathetic style. Pairing pitch-black humour with chillingly precise direction, it’s proof – if we ever needed it – that he remains one of modern cinema’s true visionaries.

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Friday 1 Dec 20176:55am (Not Open for Sale)2:20pm (Not Open for Sale)4:40pm (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 2 Dec 201712:00pm (Not Open for Sale)2:20pm (Not Open for Sale)4:40pm (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 3 Dec 201711:20am (Not Open for Sale)1:40pm (Not Open for Sale)4:05pm (Not Open for Sale)8:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 4 Dec 20173:10pm (Not Open for Sale)6:40pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 5 Dec 20174:20pm (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 6 Dec 20173:10pm (Not Open for Sale)6:40pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 7 Dec 20173:55pm (Not Open for Sale)6:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Friday 8 Dec 20173:35pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 9 Dec 20171:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 10 Dec 20173:40pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 11 Dec 20178:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 12 Dec 20176:05pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 13 Dec 20174:55pm (Not Open for Sale)

The Disaster Artist (15)

Oh, hi Mark...

James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic “disasterpiece” The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.

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Friday 1 Dec 20172:00pm (Not Open for Sale)4:15pm (Not Open for Sale)6:30pm (Not Open for Sale)8:50pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 2 Dec 201711:45am (Not Open for Sale)2:00pm (Not Open for Sale)4:15pm (Not Open for Sale)6:30pm (Not Open for Sale)8:50pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 3 Dec 201711:10am (Not Open for Sale)1:30pm (Not Open for Sale)3:50pm (Not Open for Sale)6:25pm (Not Open for Sale)9:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 4 Dec 20174:25pm (Not Open for Sale)5:35pm (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 5 Dec 20174:45pm (Not Open for Sale)6:45pm (Not Open for Sale)9:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 6 Dec 20174:25pm (Not Open for Sale)5:35pm (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 7 Dec 20172:20pm (Not Open for Sale)4:35pm (Not Open for Sale)8:40pm (Not Open for Sale)
Friday 8 Dec 20177:00am (Not Open for Sale)4:10pm (Not Open for Sale)9:25pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 9 Dec 20171:15pm (Not Open for Sale)3:35pm (Not Open for Sale)8:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 10 Dec 20171:15pm (Not Open for Sale)3:35pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 11 Dec 20174:00pm (Not Open for Sale)6:20pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 12 Dec 20173:45pm (Not Open for Sale)6:20pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 13 Dec 20177:20pm (Not Open for Sale)9:40pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 14 Dec 20173:40pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)

Live Event Set Up

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Sunday 3 Dec 20175:55pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 17 Dec 20175:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 28 Dec 20175:55pm (Not Open for Sale)

Ian Shaw: Never Too Early for Xmas (15)

Shaw unpacks the Argos tree and sings up the season. No Mariah Carey. May contains nuts!

From the Hollywood classics to the more contemporary pop canon, this promises to be a Crouch End winter warmer at one of Shaw's 'favourite new venues to play'.

"An artist at the top of his game...we love him"

(Time Out)

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Sunday 3 Dec 20177:30pm (LIVE MUSIC)

Lift Off Festival - Private Hire

Private hire from Lift Off Festival - tickets are bought on their website.

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Monday 4 Dec 20178:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 6 Dec 20178:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Friday 8 Dec 20176:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 9 Dec 20176:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:35pm (Not Open for Sale)

ROH LIVE: The Nutcracker (2017) (12A)

Live ballet broadcast via satellite from the ROH

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

Choreography by Peter Wright and Lev Ivanov

Music by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

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Tuesday 5 Dec 20177:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT Live: Young Marx (12A)

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

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Thursday 7 Dec 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)
Sunday 24 Dec 20172:00pm (ENCORE)

Menashe (12A)

The Arthouse is proud to have director Joshua Z Weinstein appear in person for an after screening Q&A - 8/12/17 18.40.

Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boy’s strict, married uncle, but Menashe’s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Lea’s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent.

Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.  

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Friday 8 Dec 20172:00pm (Not Open for Sale)6:40pm (Director Q&A)
Saturday 9 Dec 20174:00pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 10 Dec 20171:40pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 11 Dec 20174:15pm (Not Open for Sale)6:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 12 Dec 20174:15pm (Not Open for Sale)8:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 13 Dec 20175:00pm (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 14 Dec 20171:40pm (Subtitled) (Not Open for Sale)

Q&A (Unrated)

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Friday 8 Dec 20178:20pm (Not Open for Sale)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A)

In The Last Jedi the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

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Wednesday 13 Dec 201712:05am (Thu)
Thursday 14 Dec 20172:35pm5:45pm8:50pm
Friday 15 Dec 20172:50pm6:00pm8:15pm
Saturday 16 Dec 201712:40pm1:50pm5:00pm8:10pm
Sunday 17 Dec 201712:00pm1:10pm4:25pm7:50pm
Monday 18 Dec 20173:30pm7:50pm9:00pm
Tuesday 19 Dec 20173:30pm6:00pm9:00pm
Wednesday 20 Dec 20172:50pm5:00pm8:15pm
Thursday 21 Dec 20172:50pm6:00pm8:15pm
Friday 22 Dec 201711:00am (Not Open for Sale)2:10pm (Not Open for Sale)5:20pm (Not Open for Sale)


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Thursday 14 Dec 20176:00pm (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)



Mikis Theodorakis is known very much as a political activist as well as the composer of probably the most internationally recognised piece of music ever written, Zorba’s Dance! Much of his music reflects this deep involvement in politics. However, today we will be setting politics aside and  performing the love songs of this great composer. Nostalgic, melodic, profound… music is set to the poetry of writers such as Ritsos and Seferis, these songs continue to be sung throughout Greece today.  

Plastikes Karekles


SAVVAS LAGOU, vocals/baglama

PAVLOS CARVALHO, bouzouki/cello



“Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself.” –Song Lines magazine

Drapetsona, by Theodorakis. Live at the Jamboree

An eclectic fusion of international and Greek musicians with roots from traditional Greek folk to classical and jazz. The group is known and appreciated for their own arrangements of music by Theodorakis, Hadjidakis and Xarhakos featuring a fusion of classical string instruments with Greek traditional ones.

The group have appeared at performances and festivals in Greece and elsewhere abroad. In the UK they have performed at Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St David's Hall as part of the Proms, as well as more intimate venues such as the Green Note, Vortex and the Forge, London.

The musicians of Plastikes Karekles are also the founding members of the Rebetiko Carnival, a one month festival in June with rebetiko music at its heart. They are dedicated to exposing this treasured music to as many people as possible.

A very important part of Plastikes Karekles work is also education and outreach work. This has taken them to not only mainstream schools, but also special needs homes, hospitals and prisons throughout the UK.

TICKETS: £15, £12 Students

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Sunday 17 Dec 20177:00pm (Live Music)

Paddington 2 (PG)

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

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Friday 22 Dec 20178:00am (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)

The Duncan Lamont Songbook sung by Esther Bennett (PG)

Once again, Duncan and Esther will be joined by very special guest Daniela Clynes, with John Crawford on piano

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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Thursday 28 Dec 20177:30pm (LIVE JAZZ)

ROH LIVE: Rigoletto (12A)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect...

David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.

Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

Directed by David McVicar

Starring Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe, Michael Fabiano

Conductor Alexander Joel

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Tuesday 16 Jan 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

EOS: Cézanne Portraits of a Life

Exhibition on Screen Season 5.

EOS is thrilled to present one of the most talked about

exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of

Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling

to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding

the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring

interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait

Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence

from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond

the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and

sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of

all the impressionists – until now.

Filmed in Paris, London, Washington and the south of


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Tuesday 23 Jan 20187:00pm

ROH LIVE: Tosca (12A)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.

Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.

Directed by Jonathan Kent

Starring Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja, Gerald Finley

Conductor Dan Ettinger

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Wednesday 7 Feb 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

RSC Live: Twelfth Night (12A)

'I am all the daughters of my father's house,

And all the brothers too.'

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

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Wednesday 14 Feb 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: The Winter's Tale (12A)

Live ballet broadcast via satellite from the ROH

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon

Music by Joby Talbot

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Wednesday 28 Feb 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: Carmen (12A)

Sung in French with English subtitles

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Directed by Barrie Kosky

Starring Anna Goryachova, Francesco Meli, Anett Fritsch

Condcutor Jakub Hruša

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Tuesday 6 Mar 20186:45pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

EOS: Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Exhibition on Screen Season 5.

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has

long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep

into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world

comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed

by David Bickerstaff.

Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and

featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the

Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite

from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

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Tuesday 20 Mar 20186:50pm

NT Live: Julius Caesar (12A)

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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Thursday 22 Mar 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH Live: Bernstein Centenary (12A)

Live ballet broadcast via satellite from the ROH

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

Choreography by Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon

Music by Leonard Bernstein

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Tuesday 27 Mar 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: Macbeth (12A)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd

Starring Anna Netrebko, Željko Lucic, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

Conductor Antonio Pappano

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Wednesday 4 Apr 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

RSC Live: Macbeth (12A)

‘Something wicked this way comes’

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

This contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.


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Wednesday 11 Apr 20187:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: Manon (12A)

Live ballet broadcast via satellite from the ROH

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan

Music by Jules Massenet

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Thursday 3 May 20187:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

EOS: I, Claude Monet

Exhibition on Screen Season 5.

After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN,

I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the

heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist.

Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at

the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved

paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

“A fresh new documentary that gives the artist a

chance to tell his own story” - Paint & Draw

“The effect is intense and intimate , pulling you

into the artist’s world and making it feel as though

you are walking alongside him in his small

triumphs and louder despairs… A rare insight" - The Observer

“Elegantly made and thoroughly informative…

Phil Grabsky is a master in the mini-genre of

gallery films”  - The Guardian

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Tuesday 22 May 20187:00pm

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

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

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.

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Wednesday 18 Jul 20187:00pm (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)