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I, Daniel Blake (15)

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

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

Directed by Ken Loach

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

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Friday 28 Oct 20162:20pm4:30pm6:45pm9:00pm
Saturday 29 Oct 20163:20pm5:45pm8:15pm
Sunday 30 Oct 201611:00am1:20pm3:40pm6:00pm
Monday 31 Oct 20163:20pm9:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 1 Nov 20162:15pm (SUBTITLED)4:35pm6:55pm9:15pm
Wednesday 2 Nov 20163:30pm9:00pm
Thursday 3 Nov 20162:15pm4:35pm6:55pm9:15pm

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A)

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story.

Directed by Taika Waititi

Starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley

'Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is such a film.' - Los Angeles Times

Rated 99% by critics on Rotten Tomatoes

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Sunday 30 Oct 20165:20pm

My Scientology Movie (15)

Louis Theroux's first theatrical feature documentary, 'My Scientology Movie', sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, one of the worlds most mysterious and powerful religions, in what he regards as ‘the Holy Grail of Stories'.

Inspired by the Church's alleged techniques, and aided by former Scientology members-turned-whistleblowers, Theroux uses actors to recreate incidents people claim to have experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. However it becomes clear that Louis is not the only one making a documentary... 'My Scientology Movie' is as outlandish as it is revealing.

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Saturday 29 Oct 20169:00pm

Ethel & Ernest (PG)

This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events. Raymond's previous films include iconic Christmas hits The Snowman and Father Christmas.

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Friday 28 Oct 201612:00pm
Saturday 29 Oct 20163:40pm
Sunday 30 Oct 20163:00pm
Monday 31 Oct 201612:30pm
Tuesday 1 Nov 201612:00pm
Wednesday 2 Nov 20161:00pm
Thursday 3 Nov 201612:00pm

Burn Burn Burn (15)

Plus Q&A with Alison Steadman and the films producer

Dan (Jack Farthing) dispatches his good friends Seph (Laura Carmichael) and Alex (Chloe Pirrie) on an arduous road trip to hit five disparate UK venues. He’ll even accompany them: not so much backseat driver as wedged into the glove compartment, since the prematurely deceased Dan has assigned the bewildered, emotionally freefalling pair to scatter his ashes in places dear to his heart. Meantime, his funny, often painfully frank video missives map altogether rockier relationship terrain. A crackling, life-affirming voyage of self-discovery.

Directed by Chanya Button

Starring Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Joe Dempsie, Jack Farthing , Alison Steadman

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Friday 28 Oct 201612:30pm5:30pm
Saturday 29 Oct 201612:30pm6:00pm (Q&A with Alison Steadman)
Sunday 30 Oct 201612:40pm7:40pm
Monday 31 Oct 20161:00pm6:30pm
Tuesday 1 Nov 20161:00pm (BABES IN ARMS)5:45pm
Wednesday 2 Nov 201612:00pm4:30pm
Thursday 3 Nov 20161:00pm

Sonita (PG)

A documentary - After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Starring Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Sonita Alizadeh

***** Whatever you make of Ghaemmaghami’s actions, there’s no denying the impact her friendship with Sonita had on the young woman’s life and the unyielding power of her documentary. - The Guardian

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Friday 28 Oct 20163:00pm
Saturday 29 Oct 20161:00pm
Sunday 30 Oct 201610:30am8:20pm
Monday 31 Oct 20164:00pm
Tuesday 1 Nov 20163:30pm
Wednesday 2 Nov 20162:20pm
Thursday 3 Nov 20163:30pm

Supersonic (15)

The show on Tuesday 25th October will include a Live Q&A with Director Mat Whitecross

The remarkable story of iconic band Oasis - in their own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive, SUPERSONIC charts the meteoric rise of Oasis from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just 3 short years. This palpable, raw and moving film shines a light on one of the most genre and generation-defining British bands that has ever existed.

Directed by Mat Whitecross

Starring Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher

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Friday 28 Oct 201610:00pm

Q&A (Unrated)

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Saturday 29 Oct 20168:04pm (Not Open for Sale)

Ghostwatch (15)

The Arthouse presents: GHOSTWATCH

A rare chance to see the cult TV mockumentary that tricked, treated and terrified the British public in 1992.

As a straight piece of horror television, it remains the creepiest I've ever seen -

Perhaps the most terrifying piece of TV ever made in this country - The Telegraph

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Saturday 29 Oct 201610:30pm

I, Daniel Blake Live Q&A Ken Loach (15)


The Arthouse is pleased to announce that Ken Loach will be joining us to discuss his new film, I, Daniel Blake live at our venue for one night only.

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

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

Directed by Ken Loach

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

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Monday 31 Oct 20166:15pm (Sold Out)

Under The Shadow (15)

After Shideh's building is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits. She becomes convinced a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, and she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

Under the Shadow never loses sight of the basic human reality of mother and child, trapped at home, encircled by a variety of evils, both real and imagined.

Check out The Guardian review here.

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Monday 31 Oct 20169:00pm

The Light Between Oceans (12A)

Tom is a World War I veteran who maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowboat. Tom thinks they should notify the authorities but ultimately gives in to Isabel's wish to keep the girl. Fate strikes again when the couple meet the child's biological mother on the mainland. Now, Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.

Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Caren Pistorius

'A mesmerizing, engrossing and beautifully made cinematic experience, rare as a pink unicorn, that enchants for more than two hours and makes you wish for at least one hour more.' - New York Observer

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Tuesday 1 Nov 20168:15pm
Wednesday 2 Nov 20166:00pm
Thursday 3 Nov 20168:15pm

ROH LIVE: Anastasia (TBC)

Kenneth MacMillan's full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian revolution.

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Wednesday 2 Nov 20167:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Exhibition On Screen: The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (12A)

Delve into the vivid imagination of a true visionary.

Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with art lovers now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this remarkable new film from EXHIBITION ON SCREEN.

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Thursday 3 Nov 20165:45pm

Nocturnal Animals (15)

A successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner's idyllic life is marred by the constant traveling of her handsome second husband. While he is away, she is shaken by the arrival of a manuscript written by her first husband, who she has not seen in years. The manuscript tells the story of a teacher who finds a trip with his family turning into a nightmare. As Susan reads the book, it forces her to examine her past and confront some dark truths.

Directed by Tom Ford

Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer

The film once again demonstrates that Ford is both an intoxicating sensualist and an accomplished storyteller, with as fine an eye for character detail as he has for color and composition. - Hollywood Reporter

Tom Ford's first film since 'A Single Man' is another winner, an ambitious high-wire noir thriller with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in an explosive tale of love, violence, and revenge. - Variety

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Friday 4 Nov 20166:10am (Not Open for Sale)

Family Storyboat (U)

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

She regularly performs at schools, festivals and art venues.

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

Her stories are magical and exciting.

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

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

Find out more about Wendy Shearer []

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Sunday 13 Nov 201610:00am
Sunday 4 Dec 201610:00am

GFEST 2016: Crossing the Marginal (15)

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival ® 2016 Films: “Crossing the Marginal”

Recognised as London’s LGBTQI “All Arts, All Welcome” annual festival in November, GFEST 2016 feature and short films line-up present this year’s theme of marginalised and ‘out and proud’ LGBTQI identities in complimenting or contrasting way.

If I met a Magician: short film (Israel, English subtitles) dir: Shaked Goren

Omri is released from his reserve duty to attend his uncle's memorial service. After a sleepless night, with missiles still whistling in his head, he wanders off in Tel-Aviv. The film deals with sexual desire, and the unwillingness and inability to feel a part of society.

Brothers of the Night - Brüder der Nacht  feature film (Austria, English Subtitles)dir: Patric Chiha London Premiere

The film follows a group of young Bulgarian Roma who come to Vienna looking for freedom and a quick buck. They sell their bodies as if that’s all they have. What comforts them, so far from home, is the feeling of being together. But the nights are long and unpredictable.

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Monday 14 Nov 20168:30pm

ROH LIVE: Les Contes D'Hoffmann (TBC)

Vittorio Grigolo in the title role leads an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina in Offenbach's fantastical operatic drama.

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Tuesday 15 Nov 20166:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

GFEST 2016 Short Films (15)

GFEST 2016 LGBT Short films

Recognised as London’s LGBTQI “All Arts, All Welcome” annual festival in November, GFEST 2016 feature and short films line-up present this year’s theme of marginalised and ‘out and proud’ LGBTQI identities in complimenting or contrasting way.

Denise short film (UK) dir: Kenneth O’Toole

An ageing drag queen sparkles her way through time, revisiting her glory days. The film delicately conjures feelings of nostalgia and reflection, through juxtaposed moments of her life and triumphs.

Open Plan short film (UK) dir: Daniel Murtha

Giles, Jamie and Kevin are viewing a one-bedroom flat and deciding whether to move in together. Their relationship is ‘atypical’, but not half as messy as their estate agent’s.

Away with Me short film (UK)dir: Oliver Mason

A spontaneous holiday romance in Nice turns sour when there is a clash of intentions and expectations between the two men.

Dawn short film (UK)dir: Jake Graf

As dawn creeps across London, two lost outcasts meet in the darkness, more afraid of themselves than each other. As the sun rises they are forced to look at themselves and face the harsh reality is that it takes more than the eyes to see inside a soul.

All Cats are Pink in the dark short film (France, English subtitles) dir: Guillaume Renusson

17-year-old Alice doesn’t feel comfortable with her body. As she gets ready for an interview her mother makes her change into a tight-fitting suit. Alice storms out to get some air, that’s when she meets Lola...

Rotten short film (Turkey, English subtitles) dir: Mehmet Selcuk Bilge

In Turkey, you have to ‘prove’ your sexual orientation in order to avoid military service. If you pose as feminine as they want, you can get a ‘mental disorder report’ which means you are ‘ROTTEN’.

Exchange - Austausch, short film (Austria, English subtitles) dir: Lukas Schöffel

Finn, a Norwegian exchange student, ends up with a Tyrolean family. Soon his unconventional looks and his friendship with his host brother Christian threaten the value system of the host family.

Masterful Hermit short film (UK/ Wales)  dir: Reg Noyes UK Premiere

Christina attends her leaving party before flying off around the world. She is shocked to see Enid there who she hasn’t seen for over a year when they were on the verge of falling in love. They ditch the party together and Enid hopes that Christina won’t get on the plane.

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Thursday 17 Nov 20168:30pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

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

Directed by David Yates

Written by JK Rowling

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell

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Friday 18 Nov 201612:00pm2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm
Saturday 19 Nov 201612:00pm2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm
Sunday 20 Nov 201610:30am1:30pm4:35pm7:40pm
Monday 21 Nov 201612:00pm2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm
Tuesday 22 Nov 201612:00pm2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm
Wednesday 23 Nov 201612:00pm2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm
Thursday 24 Nov 201612:00pm2:30pm5:30pm8:30pm

Panic (15)


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Friday 18 Nov 20168:35pm (Not Open for Sale)

Little Red Riding Hood & Other Lost Girls



Performance Storytelling by Nell Phoenix LIVE on the Arthouse stage

Suitable for Adults (16+)

What did the Wolf do to Granny?

What did Little Red do to the Wolf?

What did Little Red do to Granny?!

The fairytale world is littered with girls who are lost or mislaid, and very few are as innocent as you might first imagine. Nell Phoenix strays from the path in search of young, and not so young, ladies who have played in the woods, forgotten the rules, and should have at least had an inkling, that something was likely to go horribly wrong.

Darkly humorous and Seriously playful.

‘…kooky, creative and off the wall’ **** EVERYTHING THEATRE

NELL PHOENIX has been performing professionally since graduating from Goldsmiths College in 1984. With an utterly engaging intimate storytelling style, Nell balances beautifully the comedic, the magical, and occasionally the downright rude. Recent work includes stories told at Highgrove, Hackney Library, Kensington Palace and for NTS Live, Dalston’s own digital radio station. She also creates stories for charities and companies; recent commissions incl. V&A, Brit Museum, 40 Winks Bedtime Stories, WWF, Arts for Human Rights, and Selfridges. She runs StoryNight at Torriano.

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Thursday 24 Nov 20168:30pm


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Saturday 26 Nov 201612:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 15 Jan 201710:00am (Not Open for Sale)

My Feral Heart (12A)

UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL. Following the film there will be a live Q&A with director Jane Gull.
After the sudden passing of his mother, Luke, a determined young man with Down’s Syndrome, is thrown into a state-funded home and stripped of his independence. Initially withdrawing from his new surroundings and its residents, he finds an unexpected ally in outgoing staff member Eve who slowly breaks down his resistance to change. With a standout performance from lead Steven Brandon and a strong supporting cast, My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised debut by director Jane Gull.

Director Jane Gull

Screenwriter Duncan Paveling

Producer James Rumsey

Starring Steven Brandon, Shana Swash, Will Rastall, Pixie Le Knot

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Thursday 1 Dec 20168:30pm (+ Q&A dir Jane Gull)

In Every Home a Heartache (TBC)

UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL. Dynamic and powerful accounts of place, celebrating settings from the perspective of the flaneuse, the local resident, the tourist, as well as the powerful emotions produced by memory. See films exhibiting fears about the destruction of natural landscapes, people drawn to reach the most extreme destinations, and places that feed from a mythical glory, later destroying their inhabitants.

Sleepless - Ellie Land (Animator)

Platform 1 - Jessica Bishopp (XX Award)

My Deadly Beautiful City - Victoria Fiore (Producer)

Outside - Jackie Teboul (Cinematographer)

Perfection is Forever - Jojo Erholtz (Editor)

Girl - Megan K. Fox (XX Award)

Lost Youth - Rina Yang (Cinematographer)

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Friday 2 Dec 20166:30pm

Seven Songs for a Long Life (12A)

UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL. Following the screening there will be live Q&A with director Amy Hardie.

Amy Hardie’s moving and affectionate portrayal of both patients and staff at the Strathcarron Hospice in Scotland gives a unique insight into how we as humans deal with the finality of life. Encouraged by nurse Mandy Malcomson, the patients and staff use singing as therapy, creating a positive environment as they come to terms with their fate. Hardie’s skill as a director is seen in her ability to balance the light-heartedness with the quiet intimacy, ultimately leading to a beautiful and respectful documentary.

Director/Screenwriter Amy Hardie

Producer Sonja Henrici

Starring Dorene Asher, Jim Brown, Nicola McInally

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Saturday 3 Dec 20165:30pm (+ Q&A dir Amy Hardie)

Madame Butterfly (TBC)

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

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

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

ROH LIVE: The Nutcracker 2016 (TBC)

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

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Thursday 8 Dec 20167:15pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Veles Ensemble Concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note the run time includes a 20 minute interval

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

NT LIVE: No Man's Land (15)

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

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

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

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Thursday 15 Dec 20167:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

A Touch of Mrs Robinson (12A)

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

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

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

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

What audiences say about A touch of Mrs Robinson:

" A captivating evening of first-class cabaret"

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

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

“Sassy, funny and moving”

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Sunday 18 Dec 20168:00pm

Bette Midler and Me (12A)


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

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

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

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

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

Simply divine!

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


“TOP RATE MUSICIANSHIP” **** Michael Coveney

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

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

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

" Simply our finest " ( The Guardian)

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

The Duncan Lamont Songbook sung by Esther Bennet (PG)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday 27 Dec 20168:00pm (LIVE JAZZ)

Coppélia (TBC)

Broadcasting Live via satellite from Teatro Alla Scala, Milan

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

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

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Sunday 15 Jan 20177:00pm (LIVE VIA SATELLITE)

Rebranding Beelzebub



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....


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

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

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Thursday 26 Jan 20178:30pm

ROH LIVE: Il Trovatore (TBC)

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

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

NT LIVE: Amadeus (12A)

Music. Power. Jealousy.

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

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

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

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

ROH LIVE: Woolf Works (18)

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

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

NT LIVE: Saint Joan (12A)

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

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

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

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

Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet (TBC)

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

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

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

Directed by Phil Grabsky

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Tuesday 21 Feb 20176:30pm

Others from the Other Side



Performance Storytelling by Clare Muireann Murphy LIVE on the Arthouse stage

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

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

‘Truly fantastic’ EVERYTHING THEATRE

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

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Thursday 23 Feb 20178:30pm

ROH LIVE: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

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

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

NT LIVE: Hedda Gabler (12A)

“I’ve no talent for life.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday 21 Mar 20176:30pm

ROH LIVE: Madama Butterfly (TBC)

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

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

ROH LIVE: Jewels (TBC)

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

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

ROH LIVE: The Dream (TBC)

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday 13 Jun 20176:30pm

ROH LIVE: Otello (TBC)

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

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