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The Sense of an Ending (15)

A business owner reunites with his first love after a letter and a diary force him to confront the past. Haunted by his past he is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.


Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Freya Mavor, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer


'An exemplary work about the way we select and file our memories, conveniently editing what we choose to forget' - New York Observer

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Monday 24 Apr 20179:00pm
Tuesday 25 Apr 201712:45pm (BABES IN ARMS)6:20pm
Wednesday 26 Apr 20173:30pm9:00pm
Thursday 27 Apr 201712:45pm6:20pm
Friday 28 Apr 20174:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 29 Apr 20174:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 30 Apr 20172:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 1 May 20174:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 2 May 20173:55pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 3 May 20174:40pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 4 May 201712:45pm (Not Open for Sale)

A Quiet Passion (12A)

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.


Directed by Terence Davies

Starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff


***** 'It's rare to see a film that makes such subtle sense of an artist's life and mind' - Time Out

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Thursday 27 Apr 20173:15pm

Their Finest (12A)

In 1940, a married woman and a screenwriter develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France.


Directed by Lone Scherfig

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy


'A relentlessly charming romantic comedy that sees director Lone Scherfig ... finally expand the sensibilities she displayed with "Italian for Beginners" and "An Education" into a more commercial direction' - Variety

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Monday 24 Apr 20176:20pm
Tuesday 25 Apr 20173:30pm8:45pm
Wednesday 26 Apr 201712:45pm6:20pm
Thursday 27 Apr 20173:30pm8:45pm
Friday 28 Apr 201711:25am (Not Open for Sale)4:20pm (Not Open for Sale)6:40pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 29 Apr 201711:20am (Not Open for Sale)9:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 30 Apr 201711:25am (Not Open for Sale)5:50pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 1 May 20172:00pm (Not Open for Sale)5:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 2 May 20174:20pm (Not Open for Sale)6:25pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 3 May 20171:55pm (Not Open for Sale)4:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 4 May 20175:45pm (Not Open for Sale)9:10pm (Not Open for Sale)

Bunch Of Kunst (18)

Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods have been called "The Voice of Britain" by their fans, "Britain's angriest band" by the Guardian and "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop.


Jason Williamson, a former chicken factory worker, benefits adviser and father of two, his band mate, beatmaker Andrew Fearn, and their manager Steve Underwood, avant-garde bedroom label owner and former bus driver, have won over fans with their brutally honest lyrics and DIY ethos.

Christine Franz’s official documentary feature, follows them on their two-year journey from Sherwood to chart success. Bunch of Kunst tells the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms.


Directed by Christine Franz


Starring Jason Williamson, Andrew Fearn, Steve Underwood

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Monday 24 Apr 20179:10pm
Thursday 27 Apr 20179:30pm

The Handmaiden (18)

With help from an orphaned pickpocket, a Korean con man devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman out of her inheritance.


Directed by Park Chan-wook

Starring Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo

Korean with English subtitles


'Elegant, intensely romantic... The visual equivalent of drinking three glasses of champagne in the bath.' - Time Out


'A teasingly witty and elegant puzzle-box of a thriller whose pleasures are rooted not in visceral shock but in narrative surprise, and which wisely opts to seduce rather than pulverize its audience.' -Los Angeles Times

Director's Cut: screenings labelled Director's Cut are the extended version, featuring 20 minutes of extra footage. These screenings have a duration of 166 minutes.

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Monday 24 Apr 20176:00pm
Tuesday 25 Apr 201712:30pm4:20pm (Director's Cut)
Wednesday 26 Apr 201712:00pm3:20pm (Director's Cut)
Thursday 27 Apr 201712:00pm6:10pm (Director's Cut)
Saturday 29 Apr 20171:55pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 1 May 20171:50pm (Director's Cut) (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 2 May 201712:40pm (Director's Cut) (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 4 May 20178:20pm (Director's Cut) (Not Open for Sale)

TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Opening Event (15)

You have seen TED Talks. But you have never experienced TED the global phenomenon propelled by ideas that are transforming the world. Until now. TED Cinema Experience will bring TED’s flagship event, TED2017: The Future You, happening April 24-28 in Vancouver, Canada, to cinema audiences around the world in three big screen events over one week.


Awe. A sense of wonder. Life changing. Inspirational. All words used to describe the experience that is TED. Now TED Cinema Experiencebrings TED2017 to you.

The Opening Event of TED2017 presents cinema audiences a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch live with their communities as new TED Talks are presented for the first time in front of 1,500 TED attendees - who represent the world’s leading thinkers and doers in Vancouver, Canada. For the second consecutive year, cinema audiences will get this exclusive look inside the opening night of TED and experience approximately six to seven revelatory talks and performances as they unfold on the TED stage.

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Tuesday 25 Apr 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)

NT LIVE: Twelfth Night (12A)

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday 25 Apr 20178:00pm (ENCORE)

RSC LIVE: Julius Caesar (TBC)

RSC Live: Julius Caesar

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

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Wednesday 26 Apr 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

I Am Not Your Negro (12A)

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.


Directed by Raoul Peck

Starring Samuel L. Jackson (voice), James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando


"Bringing a sense of gravitas to Baldwin's words is Samuel L. Jackson, whose decidedly nonfurious narration is his finest performance to date, bar none" - Time Out


"This Oscar-nominated portrait of James Baldwin uses the author's words to bridge the civil-rights past with our racially incendiary present. It's unmissable and unforgettable" - Rolling Stone

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Friday 28 Apr 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)2:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 29 Apr 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)5:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 30 Apr 20174:25pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 1 May 201711:40am (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 2 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 3 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)7:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 4 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)3:25pm (Not Open for Sale)

Lady Macbeth (TBC)

Rural Englan, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a younger worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.


Directed by William Oldroyd

Starring Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis


"Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch in William Oldroyd's impressively tough-minded Victorian tragedy" - Variety

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Friday 28 Apr 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)12:00pm (Not Open for Sale)2:10pm (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 29 Apr 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)12:00pm (Not Open for Sale)2:10pm (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 30 Apr 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)11:20am (Not Open for Sale)1:30pm (Not Open for Sale)3:40pm (Not Open for Sale)6:35pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 1 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)11:50am (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 2 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)12:00pm (Babes In Arms) (Not Open for Sale)2:10pm (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 3 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)12:00pm (Not Open for Sale)2:10pm (Subtitled ) (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:25pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 4 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)12:00pm (Not Open for Sale)2:10pm (Not Open for Sale)7:00pm (Not Open for Sale)

Clash (15)

Pro-and anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators are brought together in the back of a police van after a July 2013 demonstration following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member.


Directed by Mohamed Diab

Starring Nelly Karim, Hani Adel, El Sebaii Mohamed, Ahmed Abdelhamid Hefny


"Remarkably, the film doesn't take sides. This in itself raises it above a purely political discussion in favor of a sweeping criticism of prejudice and inhumanity. Yet it will be remembered as one of the most telling depictions of modern Egypt yet filmed" - Hollywood Reporter

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Friday 28 Apr 20178:00am (Not Open for Sale)9:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 29 Apr 20178:00am (Not Open for Sale)7:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 30 Apr 20178:00am (Not Open for Sale)8:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 1 May 20178:00am (Not Open for Sale)9:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 2 May 20178:00am (Not Open for Sale)9:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 3 May 20178:00am (Not Open for Sale)11:40am (Not Open for Sale)9:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 4 May 20178:00am (Not Open for Sale)4:20pm (Not Open for Sale)

NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (12A)

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

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Monday 1 May 20178:00pm (ENCORE)
Sunday 7 May 20173:00pm (Encore) (Not Open for Sale)

KIDS FILM PARTY

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Sunday 7 May 201710:00am (Not Open for Sale)

Woodstock (15)

Director's cut.

The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock 'n' roll history.

It's more than a chronicle of the hippie movement, however; this is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and antiwar protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of the time.

Director Michael Wadleigh had a brilliant crew at his disposal including a young editor named Martin Scorsese. The film deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, and it's still a stunning achievement.

Abundant footage taken among the massive crowd ("half a million strong") expresses the human heart of the event, from skinny-dipping hippies to accidental overdoses, to unpredictable weather, mid-concert childbirth, and the thoughtful (or just plain rambling) reflections of the festive participants. Then, of course, there is the music--a non-stop parade of rock 'n' roll from the greatest performers of the period, including Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Canned Heat, The Who, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Sly & The Family Stone, Santana, and many more.

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Sunday 7 May 20176:50pm (Not Open for Sale)

NT LIVE: Obsession (15)

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.


Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.


The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Thursday 11 May 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Frantz (12A)

Anna is a bereft young German woman whose fiance, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I. Adrien, a French veteran of the war, makes a mysterious appearance in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany's defeat, yet Anna gradually becomes closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz.


Directed by François Ozon

Starring Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber


"March 14, 2017 Shot in black and white, the movie occasionally blossoms into color at moments that make perfect sense, when monochromatic mourning is replaced by something like hope" - Entertainment Weekly

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Friday 12 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)

Private Hire - 2 hour

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Saturday 13 May 201712:00pm (TBC) (Not Open for Sale)

Ian Shaw’s Late Spring Fever

BBC Award winning jazz singer and comic, Shaw returns to his favourite North London venue - to praise and curse, in music and words, the season of love - losing weight for a poolside holiday, looking back at first loves, last laughs and plundering some of the greatest bitter-sweet life and love songs ever written. Early booking advised.


"An evening with Ian Shaw is a must. Shovel -loads of swing, soul and sadness and equally planted, hilarious reflections of life on the road. Don't miss this" - The Independent

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Sunday 14 May 20178:00pm (LIVE ON STAGE)

Shirley & Shirley - Not Just a One-Night Stand

LIVE COMEDY


Shirley & Shirley bring their sell-out show 'Not Just a One-Night Stand' to the ArtHouse, Crouch End on 17th May. They are without a doubt the best British-Surinamese, Irish-Palestinian double act working on the comedy circuit today.


With a background in clowning, physical theatre and improvisation, Pascale and Joanna have developed a unique brand of pitch-black sketch comedy during their eight years as a duo. They have taken their uproarious characters – from dysfunctional couples and morose sex robots to gamblers, binge drinkers and US talk show hosts – to comedy clubs the length and breadth of Britain. This includes six years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they played to rave reviews.


“The punk rock of comedy” Phil Jupitus, The Independent


As Seen on: BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, BBC Comedy Online, Bad Teeth, C4’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, PhoneShop & Marley’s Ghosts.

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Wednesday 17 May 20178:30pm (LIVE ON STAGE)

NT LIVE: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (12A)

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.


In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.


***** ‘Imelda Staunton at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play. ’-The Guardian


***** ‘A fierce revival. Exquisite.’ The Evening Standard


***** ‘One of the greatest feats of acting I have witnessed.’ - The Independent


***** ‘Intoxicatingly good. A blistering production.’ - Financial Times

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Thursday 18 May 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

RSC LIVE: Antony and Cleopatra (TBC)

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

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Wednesday 24 May 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

The Balance of Things...or How to Settle a Debt with a Chicken

FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS: The Balance of Things...or How to Settle a Debt with a Chicken

Performance Storytelling by Michael Harvey (Suitable for adults 14+)


Venture into the vibrant and liminal world of Breton fairytales, and a landscape filled with encounters with beauties, beasts, strange companions, bizarre marriages, and ruthless atonement.


In a charm-your-socks-off performance, Michael Harvey draws on the collections of François-Marie Luzel, to recast and retell these grown up tales of wonder with a disarmingly light touch.


These stories come from a place where everyday life and the fantastic collide – somewhere simultaneously earthy, ethereal and real…with a decidedly comedic twist.


‘Mesmerising’ The Sunday times


MICHAEL HARVEY tells stories throughout the UK, Europe, North and South America. A highly popular festival performer, his repertoire is international in nature. He draws particular inspiration from the Welsh oral heritage and landscape and combines depth of material with lightness of delivery, minted fresh for every audience. In 2011 he was awarded a Major Creative Wales Award and is currently taking part in the third Lab at La Maison du Conte in Paris. In 2012 he won a BASE Award for Hunting the Giant’s Daughter and the same team is on tour again with a new show inspired by Welsh mythology Dreaming the Night Field. Michael’s book, ‘O Pássaro e os Dois Mundos’, a Scottish firebird story in Portuguese illustrated by Renata Bueno, is published in Brazil, by Larousse. He is the author of the Amazon kindle bestseller Celtic Folktales of Wales.

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Thursday 25 May 20178:30pm (CRICK CRACK CLUB)

The Other Side of Hope (12A)

Autumn in Helsinki and Uusimaa described in Aki Kaurismäen Le Havre harbor trilogy, the second part, which tells about Finnish Trade passengers and Iraqi refugees. Drama The film, which also presents the jumps and the encounter of different cultures. Everyone can learn something from the other. Music has the right to play a role in this film.


Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Starring Kati Outinen, Ville Virtanen, Tommi Korpela

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Friday 26 May 20176:00am (Not Open for Sale)

The Hippopotamus (15)

Following the performance on the 28th May there will be a Live Q&A via satellite with Stephen Fry direct from the Literary Festival in Hay-On-Wye


Based on the best selling comedy novel Stephen Fry The Hippopotamus is a British comedy drama in which an embittered poet is asked to investigate possible miracles at the country house home of an old friend.


Directed by John Jencks

Starring Roger Allam, Russell Tovey, Matthew Modine, Tim McInnerny, Fiona Shaw

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Sunday 28 May 20177:30pm (+ Q&A VIA SATELLITE)

Q&A (Unrated)

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Sunday 28 May 20179:00pm (VIA SATELLITE) (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 and Andy Hamil on double bass


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday 29 May 20178:00pm (LIVE ON STAGE)

British Museum presents: Hokusai (TBC)

British Museum presents: Hokusai is a groundbreaking documentary and exclusive private view of the forthcoming British Museum exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Focusing on the work, life and times of Katsushika Hokusai, Japan’s greatest artist, the film uses stunning close-ups and expert insights to illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy.

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Sunday 4 Jun 20173:00pm

ROH LIVE: The Dream (TBC)

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

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

Glyndebourne: La Traviata (TBC)

Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world-famous arias, La traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne.


Alfredo, a young man from the provinces, falls in love with Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris. But she’s not the marrying kind at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta’s racy past and an equally merciless disease.


There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced through with melodies as familiar as the story.


Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns’s opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera.


‘With a team this thrilling and a production so intelligent, Glyndebourne has a sure-fire hit on its hands.’ *****- The Observer


Captured live in 2014. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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Thursday 8 Jun 20176:00pm

NT Live: Peter Pan (PG)

This performance is a recording and was captured live in front of an audience.


All children, except one, grow up...


Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.


***** ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’ - Radio Times

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Saturday 10 Jun 20172:30pm (PRE-RECORDED)

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

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

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

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Tuesday 13 Jun 20176:30pm

Fairytales For Grown-Ups - The Ruined House of Skin

Performance storytelling by Nick Hennessey (Suitable for adults 14+)


 "The hag, a ruined house of skin and bone, sits winding up a thread. It is a thread that draws us slowly, inevitably into the withering arms of age. It is our ruin. But on her tongue is a song, on her breath is the fragrance of truth."


This story of a great search and the ultimate journey, is a reconfiguration of wild Irish mythology that lays bare our thirst for truth. Performance storyteller and singer, Nick Hennessey brings a dying king and the prince who wants to claim his crown to the Art House stage. This will be elemental, poetic and moving.


‘spell binding’ The South Bank, London


‘Compelling’ The Times


‘he brings that rare combination of artistic adventure and absolute accessibility…magical’ London Literature Festival


NICK HENNESSEY: A singer, songwriter and performance storyteller, Nick is a dynamic and passionate performer whose love for the traditional culture of northern Europe forges together the note, the song and the spoken word into a unique, engaging style. An international performer, he has worked extensively at folk, storytelling and literature festivals across the UK and toured to Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Canada and Japan. In 2000 Nick won the Finnish World Championship in epic singing, performing the Kalevala in English for Finnish audiences. In London Nick has performed at the South Bank, Barbican, the Albert Hall, and at the Soho Theatre. And he plays the harp!

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Thursday 15 Jun 20178:30pm (CRICK CRACK CLUB)

NT Live: Salomé (15)

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ - Guardian (on Les Blancs )

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Thursday 22 Jun 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

ROH LIVE: Otello (TBC)

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

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

La Boheme: Live from Taormina (TBC)

Every summer, the spectacular Teatro Antico di Taormina attracts legions of opera fans with its 2000-year-old stage and its breathtaking Mt. Etna backdrop. On July 5th, fall in love with La bohème – Puccini’s tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress, broadcast live to cinemas from this ancient Greek theatre in Taormina, Sicily!

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Wednesday 5 Jul 20177:30pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Glyndebourne: Hamlet (TBC)

Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy.


Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare.


A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet.


Hamlet will be conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Glyndebourne’s former Music Director.


Neil Armfield has directed numerous productions for Opera Australia, including their first full-length presentation of The Ring Cycle. He is the director of the acclaimed films Candy and Holding the Man.


‘The themes of life and death, love and betrayal have opera written all over them.’  - Brett Dean, Composer


Sung in English with English supertitles

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Thursday 6 Jul 20176:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Sofia Coppola's La Traviata (TBC)

This is a recording of a previously Live performance


A collaboration between American film-maker Sofia Coppola and Italian haute couture king Valentino comes in the form of a revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera, La Traviata.


Violetta Valéry is a well-known courtesan in Paris whose life appears to be glamorous, but who also suffers from a serious illness. She lives on the money given to her by her male patrons. But when she meets Alfredo Germont, a young man from a good family, they fall in love and move to the country.


Alfredo’s father disapproves of their relationship and comes to tell Violetta that her involvement with Alfredo will ruin his family’s reputation. Out of her love for Alfredo, Violetta agrees to leave him and returns to Paris. Thinking she has betrayed him, Alfredo is heartbroken. He follows her to a party and publicly insults her. A few months later, Violetta is close to death.


Alfredo, who has learned why Violetta left him, returns to her. He is shocked by her weakness as she strains to get to her feet. They vow to be together forever, but she soon collapses and breathes her last.

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Sunday 9 Jul 20172:00pm (RECORDED)

Solo Cellist Recital

LIVE ON STAGE Nathaniel Boyd performs Bach's first suite and Kodaly's Sonata for Solo Cello


As an internationally recognised chamber musician and soloist, Nathaniel Boyd has appeared at the world's leading concert halls, including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus and the Paris Opera. Described as an 'exceptionally gifted' recitalist by Musical Opinion following a concert with duo partner Alexander Boyd at the Purcell Room in 2013, Nathaniel is a laureate of numerous prizes for his work with the Navarra String Quartet, including the MIDEM Outstanding Young Artist Award, Cannes (2008), Florence International Chamber Music competition, First Prize (2005) and a Borletti Buitoni Fellowship (2007) as well as being selected for representation by YCAT and as a soloist, by the Tillett Trust (2009). His recordings of Vasks' Quartets and Haydn's Seven Last Words, with the Navarra Quartet, both received 5 star reviews from BBC Music Magazine.


Nathaniel has appeared as Principal Cellist with major UK orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, Manchester Camerata, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Aurora Orchestra. Chamber music highlights last season included recitals at the Esterhazy Palace, Hungary, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Purcell Room.


Recently Nathaniel was resident at the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, the Southwell Festival and the Roman River Festival and is delighted, together with violinists Tamsin Waley- Cohen and Emma Parker and violist Rosalind Ventris, to be a member of the newly- formed Albion Quartet. Forthcoming concerts with the group include recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw and at the Aldeburgh Festival. In 2018 the group will record two discs of Dvorak's String Quartets for Signum Records as part of an ongoing collaboration with the label.

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Sunday 9 Jul 20177:30pm (LIVE ON STAGE)

NT LIVE: Angels In America 1 (15)

NT Live: Angels In America Millenium Approaches


America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

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Thursday 20 Jul 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT LIVE: Angels In America 2 (15)

NT Live: Angels In America Part Two, Perestroika.


America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

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Thursday 27 Jul 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Glyndebourne: La clemenza di Tito (TBC)

Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works.


Vitellia’s path to the throne is thwarted by the man who deposed her father, so she presses her admirer Sesto to murder him. Driven by love, Sesto does his worst. But in return, receives a lesson in forgiveness.


Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Claus Guth, Mozart’s opera delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him.


Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy.


Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto.


Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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Thursday 3 Aug 20176:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

RSC LIVE: Titus Andronicus (TBC)

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

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Wednesday 9 Aug 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

NT Live: Yerma (15)

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.


***** "Brutal yet ferociously funny"- Metro

***** "Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca" - The Observer

***** "A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic" - The Independent

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Thursday 31 Aug 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)