Directed by Clint Eastwood
Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Sully remains an impressive achievement, a portrait of a good man whose heroism lay in having the right stuff and knowing how to use it during a small eternity of looming chaos and unprecedented peril - Wall Street Journal
Efficient and effective in Eastwood's experienced hands, "Sully" has interwoven a crisp and electric retelling of the story of the landing we know with a story we do not ... - Los Angeles Times
Directed by Amma Asante
Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton
'A rousing true love story brings African history to life' - The Hollywood Reporter
Directed by David Yates
Written by JK Rowling
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell
She regularly performs at schools, festivals and art venues.
Wendy has told stories at the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Tower Bridge and the British Museum.
Her stories are magical and exciting.
With props, music and drama, everyone is welcome to join in the family fun and even dress up!
Price: £8.00 per person and £5.00 for additional siblings.
Find out more about Wendy Shearer [www.storyboat.co.uk]
This film intervenes in the messy, ugly world of poverty with the secular intention of making us see that it really is happening, and in a prosperous nation, too. I, Daniel Blake is a movie with a fierce, simple dignity of its own.
Directed by Ken Loach
Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan and Briana Shann.
Riccardo Chailly will conduct the original version of Madama Butterfly, marking this the first time the performance has returned to La Scala since it’s debut. This signifies an act of contribution towards Puccini but above all, alongside the subsequent variations, an opportunity to rediscover the opera that is more audacious in its dramaturgical design. The performance will be directed by Alvis Hermanis, who has already been hailed at La Scala for his new productions of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten and Verdi’s I due Foscari, and the cast orbits around Cio-Cio-San played by Maria Jose´ Siri, an emerging soprano on the greatest international stages.
The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family livingroom becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing – including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince – make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.
Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura.
By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry.
The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Starring Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen-Jean Arthur
A lovely fable about the fragile, fruitful and occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life. - Time Out
Like many of Jarmusch's best films, this keeps surprising us with its minimal, witty inflections, at once epic and small-scale. - Chicago Reader
Directed by Ben A. Williams
Starring Russell Tovey, Arinze Kene
College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective's daughter Sandy Williams to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth.
Directed by David Lynch
Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Magic Circle member, Christian has been delighting audiences, of all ages, across the world for many years and has always proven a firm favorite at ArtHouse
A perfect treat for the end of the Bank Holiday weekend, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Suitable for 3 years upwards [including big kids too!]
The Veles Ensemble was founded in 2016 by three young successful London classical musicians – soloists, recitalists and performers in leading London chamber orchestras who aim to explore and promote rarely heard masterpieces and new compositions as well as bringing the classics to life. The foundation of the Veles Ensemble is a string trio: Evva Mizerska – cello, Ralitsa Naydenova – viola and Hartmut Richter – violin. The Veles Ensemble is able to expand to play as a piano quartet and other line-ups.
Evva Mizerska - Cello, Ralitsa Naydenova - Viola and Hartmut Richter - Violin.
Beethoven's String Trio Op. 9 No 3 in C minor is one of his early works. Written when he was roughly 28, he considered the set of trios Op.9 to be one of his best works at the time. The trio already firmly shows Beethoven's symphonic sense, dynamic effects, sharp contrasts and raw energy, paving way for his famous string quartets.
Schubert's String Trio, D 471 in B flat major was composed in 1816. He only finished the first movement, a very light and joyful piece yet still showing Schubert's impeccable sense of melody.
Dohnányi's Serenade Op. 10 in C major was written in 1904 by the then 26 year old Hungarian pianist virtuoso who as a composer had impressed Brahms with his piano quintet a few years before. He went on to become one of the most important musical figures in Hungary at the time. In his Serenade for string trio he was right at the front of 20th century's musical developments with chromatically shifting lines and harmonic twists, yet without completely abandoning the romantic 19th century roots and nostalgia.
Please note the run time includes a 20 minute interval
Directed by Yuriy Vasilev
Starring Dima Bilan, Aleksandr Adabashyan, Aleksandr Baluev, Marat Basharov
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker
One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and directorSean Mathias.
Sing-along version includes subtitles on screen during songs.
The ArtHouse is delighted to present Fiona Coffey's new musical cabaret inspired by the woman who seduced The Graduate and became a legend in her own leopard print.
Featuring a fabulous live band, with slinky jazz numbers and Sixties pop songs from artists such as Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach and the Kinks, Fiona explores Mrs Robinson’s story from college girl, to embittered 50s housewife, to suburban swinger. What made Mrs Robinson seduce a boy half her age? Was she bored? Depraved? Lusty by nature? Or, did the affair with Benjamin kick start a desperate bid for freedom? A witty, provocative and uplifting show that asks: Could A touch of Mrs Robinson change your life?
Join us in celebrating cinema's greatest cougar with a fun-filled night out! Watch scenes from "The Graduate" in the foyer from 6pm and enjoy Martinis and a pre-show quiz at the bar! And if you want to come dressed in leopard print, there's a prize for the best Mrs Robinson look!
What audiences say about A touch of Mrs Robinson:
" A captivating evening of first-class cabaret"
“A touch of Mrs Robinson is a stroke of genius. Revolutionary Road meets Mad Men. A voice like chocolate”
“A sensational, witty, poignant, thought-provoking, clever and inspirational show.
“Sassy, funny and moving”
“When I’m on stage – it’s a party!” quipped Bette Midler.
So join in the fun, and catch Sue Kelvin on roller-coaster ride through the Divine Miss M’s fabulous career.
Sue covers songs such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, The Rose, I’m A Woman and Wind Beneath My Wings, accompanied by Tony Award winning Sarah Travis and West End songstress Jo-anna Lee.
She explores how Bette inspired her to don seven inch platform shoes, and become a diva herself, having starred in Wicked and Chicago in London's West End.
This fantastic show also features an outrageous three minute puppet show version of Beaches!!
“A GREAT NIGHT OUT” ***** Public Reviews
“A FANTASTIC TRIBUTE” Broadway World
“TOP RATE MUSICIANSHIP” **** Michael Coveney
Dir Richard Kelly With Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal 113min
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
This 19th century classic is an enchanting tale about a mechanical doll made by the toy-maker Dr. Coppelius. The doll is so life-like that some believe she is his daughter and the mistake leads to intrigue and jealousy in love. Seduced by the disturbing and dramatic atmospheres of Hoffmann’s tale, Mauro Bigonzetti interprets the rich score by Delibes as a web of illusion, deception, reality and memories, coupled with confusion and ambiguity from the eyes and gazes of the performers that will perplex audiences towards a point of no return.
It has been seven years since the previous creation of Coppe´lia and in this production, key characters will emerge from the pages of the tale through the music: the scientist Spallanzani, the optician Coppola, Nataniele and his obsession, his ance´e Clara and Olimpia, the lynchpin of the affair and the choreographic inspiration for the unparalleled charm of breathing life, movement and pace into an automaton that comes to life. The same artistic team behind Cinderella, the opening title of last season which won Bigonzetti, the candidature for the prestigious Benois de la Danse award, the new Coppe´lia, interpreted for the dancers of La Scala, will feature their own star Roberto Bolle in the opening performances and Patrick Fournillier, a specialist in the romantic repertoire will grace the podium.
FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS AT THE ART HOUSE...
Performance Storytelling by Tim Ralphs LIVE on the Arthouse stage
Suitable for Adults (14+)
Have you seen the cloven hoof prints on the cellar steps? Have you heard the fiddle player cursing? Can you smell the scent of burning secrets? Shot through with diabolical horror, absurd confessions and humour fit for the unholy ghost - master of all things odd, Tim Ralphs, shines a spotlight on Him Downstairs, Old Nick, Beelzebub, the Devil himself, to see if he might just be ready for a rebrand!
In this wild reimagining of folktale, fairytale and urban legend, Tim exhumes the bones of ancient Devil stories and stitches them into new skins for fresh consumption. This grand collection spans supermarket stalls, urban sprawls, mad drunken preachers and widow’s sons: darkly humorous with disturbing twists and a distinct whiff of sulphur....
‘pure and utter genius’ HUDDERSFIELD LITERATURE FESTIVAL
'Elegant, funny, & often irreverent...' **** FRINGE GURU
TIM RALPHS is one of the most exciting young talents on the British storytelling scene. Teller in residence of the Word Smack Cabaret and host of Sheffield’s The Story Forge, Tim's performance style is energetic and his composition knows no bounds. Striving always to innovate, his work draws on our international narrative inheritance, the ever-changing cityscape of his home, fairytale, myth and legend. His performances merge the contemporary with the ancient with enviable integrity and a touch of genius.
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.
Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.
Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his humour, insight and love of life is revealed.
Directed by Phil Grabsky
FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS AT THE ART HOUSE...
Performance Storytelling by Clare Muireann Murphy LIVE on the Arthouse stage
The Irish landscape is full of stories peopled by shape-shifters and once-god-fairies who move seamlessly between our own and a decidedly other world.. The fabulous storyteller, Clare Muireann Murphy, acts as an intermediary between these two worlds, with stories of the other people, changelings, stolen children, strange marriages, theft, deception and wild curses.
Allow Clare guide you through a liminal landscape of grown-up fairytale, where the light is a little too bright and the dark is very, very dark
‘Truly fantastic’ EVERYTHING THEATRE
CLARE MUIREANN MURPHY can’t help but make friends with her audiences it’s just the way she is. Born in Dublin, Clare has lived in Spain, America and Galway, and currently resides in London. A dynamic and witty performer, she has performed in festivals and theatres across the world, and her repertoire extends from her beloved Irish mythology to world folklore, anecdotes, fables, personal and original stories.
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.
Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).
American impressionism took its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet but followed its own path that over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about a much-loved artistic movement.
The story of American impressionism is closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the Eastern United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes.
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).
This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.