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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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Monday 26 Sep 20164:45pm (Call Box Office)
Tuesday 27 Sep 201612:00pm (BABES IN ARMS)7:00pm9:15pm
Wednesday 28 Sep 20162:30pm4:45pm
Thursday 29 Sep 201612:00pm4:30pm9:15pm
Friday 30 Sep 20166:15pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 1 Oct 20166:15pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 2 Oct 20163:05pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 3 Oct 20166:15pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 4 Oct 20166:15pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 5 Oct 20163:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 6 Oct 20163:40pm (Not Open for Sale)

Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack. Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.


Directed by Sharon Maguire

Starring Colin Firth, Renée Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey

Book Tickets

Monday 26 Sep 20165:45pm8:30pm
Tuesday 27 Sep 201612:15pm3:00pm5:45pm8:30pm
Wednesday 28 Sep 201612:15pm3:00pm5:45pm8:30pm
Thursday 29 Sep 201612:15pm3:00pm5:45pm8:30pm
Friday 30 Sep 20164:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 1 Oct 20164:00pm (Not Open for Sale)9:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 2 Oct 20162:30pm (Not Open for Sale)5:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 3 Oct 201612:30pm (Not Open for Sale)5:20pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 4 Oct 201612:00pm (BABES IN ARMS) (Not Open for Sale)5:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 5 Oct 20168:15pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 6 Oct 20165:30pm (Not Open for Sale)

Captain Fantastic (15)

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Directed by Matt Ross

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler.

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Tuesday 27 Sep 20162:05pm4:30pm
Wednesday 28 Sep 201612:00pm
Thursday 29 Sep 20162:05pm6:40pm
Saturday 1 Oct 20161:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 2 Oct 201611:50am (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 3 Oct 20161:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 4 Oct 20161:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 5 Oct 20163:00pm (Not Open for Sale)

ROH LIVE: Norma (TBC)

Anotonia Pappano conducts an all-star cast in a new production of Bellini's operatic masterpiece.

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Monday 26 Sep 20167:15pm (Live Opera)

RSC LIVE: Cymbeline (TBC)

Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain.

When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both.

Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.

Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.

Join us for this cinema screening on 28 September, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.

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Wednesday 28 Sep 20167:00pm (Live)

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (12A)

The show on 15th of September will feature a Live introduction, via satellite, from the red carpet from Leicester Square


February 9th, 1964, 8:12pm EST – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever.


Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night, the largest audience in television history. But it is what the band did next that would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever ingraining them into the fabric of popular culture... They went on tour.


By the time the band quit touring in August of 1966, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world. The cultural phenomenon their touring helped create, known as "Beatlemania," was something the world had never seen before and, arguably, hasn't since.


This is the not-to-missed story of the band's exceptional touring years – an intimate portrait of the band, and a behind-the-scenes look at The Beatles on tour. Exploring the effect it had on their relationships, as well as their musical evolution, and looking at how they transformed the world of music, the film features interviews, unheard music and exclusive concert footage from the biggest band of all time.


Running Order

18.00 - Doors Open & red carpet feed commences

18.45 - Red carpet closes

19.00 - Film commences

Followed by 30 minutes of exclusive theatrical content


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Friday 30 Sep 20161:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 6 Oct 201612:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 8 Oct 20165:00pm (Not Open for Sale)

The First Monday in May (12A)

The First Monday in May is a documentary that follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collusion of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour.


Directed by Andrew Rossi

Starring Andrew Bolton, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Baz Luhrman, Rihanna

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Friday 30 Sep 20161:45pm (Not Open for Sale)6:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 1 Oct 20161:45pm (Not Open for Sale)6:45pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 2 Oct 201610:30am (Not Open for Sale)5:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 3 Oct 20163:10pm (Not Open for Sale)8:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 4 Oct 20163:00pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 5 Oct 20165:50pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 6 Oct 20168:15pm (Not Open for Sale)

The Fencer (PG)

Klaus Härö’s THE FENCER is a touching drama about Endel Nelis, a young man who arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background...

Endel learns to love the children and looks after them; most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the children and Endel becomes a role model. The children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, and Endel must make a choice; risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.


Directed by Klaus Härö

Starring Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere

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Friday 30 Sep 20163:45pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 1 Oct 20163:45pm (Not Open for Sale)8:35pm (Not Open for Sale)
Sunday 2 Oct 201612:45pm (Not Open for Sale)8:15pm (Not Open for Sale)
Monday 3 Oct 20163:45pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 4 Oct 20163:45pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 5 Oct 20161:00pm (Not Open for Sale)6:10pm (Not Open for Sale)
Thursday 6 Oct 20161:00pm (Not Open for Sale)6:00pm (Not Open for Sale)

Supersonic (15)

Following the film there will be a live Q&A via satellite with Liam Gallagher and Mat Whitecross (Director)


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


Running Order

Film - 7.30

Q&A - 9.30-10

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Sunday 2 Oct 20167:30pm (+ LIVE Q&A VIA SATELLITE)

Norfolk (TBC)

Distinctive, risk-taking British filmmaking, Martin Radich’s third feature is a visual and aural treat with a genre twist. Ostensibly a story of father and son involved in political terrorism, Norfolk uses its bucolic setting as a backdrop for revenge, familial breakdown and elemental violence. A disturbed mercenary known only as Man (Denis Ménochet) prepares for one final mission, only for his plans to be disrupted when his son falls for the girl living with the foreign revolutionaries he is targeting. This strange, often hallucinatory experience blends rural isolation, analogue technology, Rambo and the heavy weight of past tragedy on the present.


The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Rachel Dargavel - Producer

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Tuesday 4 Oct 20168:00pm (+ LIVE Q&A)

Q&A (Unrated)

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Tuesday 4 Oct 20169:31pm (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 26 Oct 201610:00pm (Not Open for Sale)

The Girl on the Train (15)

The shows on the 5th and 6th of October are Previews before its release date on the 7th of October


In the thriller, Rachel, who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson.


Directed by Tate Taylor

Starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett


Book Tickets

Wednesday 5 Oct 201612:30pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm
Thursday 6 Oct 20163:00pm (Not Open for Sale)8:30pm
Friday 7 Oct 20161:45pm4:15pm6:40pm9:00pm
Saturday 8 Oct 20161:15pm3:45pm6:10pm8:30pm
Sunday 9 Oct 201612:15pm2:45pm5:10pm7:30pm
Monday 10 Oct 20161:15pm3:45pm6:10pm8:30pm
Tuesday 11 Oct 20161:15pm3:45pm6:10pm8:30pm
Wednesday 12 Oct 20161:15pm3:45pm6:10pm8:30pm
Thursday 13 Oct 20161:15pm3:45pm6:10pm8:30pm

Screen in use-1hr

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Sunday 9 Oct 20166:30pm (Not Open for Sale)

Bette Midler and Me (12A)

LIVE ON THE ARTHOUSE STAGE!


“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

“A FANTASTIC TRIBUTE” Broadway World

“TOP RATE MUSICIANSHIP” **** Michael Coveney

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Sunday 9 Oct 20168:00pm

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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Monday 10 Oct 20167:30pm (LIVE INTRO VIA SATELLITE)

RSC LIVE: King Lear (TBC)

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.

Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.

Join us for this cinema screening of one of Shakespeare’s most epic plays on 12 October, broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.

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Wednesday 12 Oct 20167:00pm (Live)

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (15)

There will be a live intro and Q&A with Werner Herzog after the film all broadcasted via satellite


In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

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Thursday 13 Oct 20166:00pm (+ Q&A VIA SATELLITE)

Christian Lee's Family Magic Show (U)

Hot from performing on Britain's Got Talent the brilliant Christian Lee returns to entertain you, with his unique brand of comedy magic for the whole family.

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 a Sunday morning, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Suitable for 3 years to adults.
Live on the Arthouse stage

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Sunday 16 Oct 201610:00am

ROH LIVE: Cosi Fan Tutte (TBC)

Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast of young, up-and-coming talent including American soprano Corinne Winters in a new production of Mozart's opera on the nature of love.

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Monday 17 Oct 20166:30pm (Live Opera)

Theo and Hugo (18)

As part of our monthly LGBTQ night


Théo and Hugo encounter each other in a sex club, where their overwhelming desire creates an unexpected intimacy.

Leaving the club they drift down the deserted streets of nocturnal Paris, but reality suddenly confronts them in an unexpected way. Do they want to know more about each other? Can their trust be rewarded? Will love come with the dawn of a new day?

Told in real time this authentic tale of love and intimacy is Ducastel & Martineau’s (Cockles & Muscles, Drôle de Félix, Ma Vie, Born in ‘68) most ambitious film to date and a candid insight into 21st century romance.


Directed by Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

Starring Geoffrey Couet, Francois Nambot


'The sweetly romantic connection that builds once all the sweaty, neon-lit thrusting has subsided has an unexpected charm.' The Observer


'An intensely flavoured slice of life, salty-sweet, rich with feeling.' The Guardian

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Wednesday 19 Oct 20168:00pm (G.L.A.M.)

Fairytales for Grownups: The Grateful & The Dead

ART HOUSE & THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENT

FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS AT THE ART HOUSE...


Performance Storytelling by Ben Haggarty LIVE on the Arthouse stage

Suitable for Adults (14+)


World renowned for his playful performances, allow Ben Haggarty to lure you into the richly metaphorical world of a full-blooded fairytale for grown-ups.

Dark, beautiful and startling by turn, this is a story of dreams, initiations and the repayment of debts - a journey from innocence to experience, which delves into a disconcertingly familiar narrative world, complete with bizarre marriages, wild hags, strange companions and magical items that can get you in and out of a lot of trouble.

Ben Haggarty performs with infectious charm and ease - fierce, fast paced, and unashamedly magical.


'The doyen of Storytellers' **** REMOTE GOAT


'Captivating! Everything a fairytale should be' **** EVERYTHING THEATRE


'I was spell-bound - I don't use the word lightly' THE TIMES


BEN HAGGARTY

Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world's leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in 25 countries and since 2001 has been the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK). His graphic novel, ‘MeZolith’ is published by Archaia/BOOM!

www.benhaggarty.com

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Thursday 20 Oct 20168:30pm

All About E (15)

Following the screening there will be a live Q&A with Guardian critic Julie Bindel

Young Arabic Australian Elmira, or E as she insists on being called, seems to have it all.

She's a hot sexy DJ at Sydney's top gay nightclub and has her pick of the girls.

But E doesn't have a clue about how much of a mess her life has become. She's not out to her traditional Lebanese family, she's abandoned her beloved music and she's lost Trish, the one relationship that really matters to her.

When she stumbles on a stash of cash, she and her best friend and husband of convenience, Matt, are forced to run. But E finds she has burnt too many bridges, and there is nowhere to run but outback Australia and the arms of the exgirlfriend who broke her heart.

Can she keep the money, conquer her demons, AND get the girl?

Written and directed by Louise Wadley and starring Mandahla Rose, Brett Rogers and Julia Billington.

'Australian writer, director Louise Wadley has masterfully created a beautiful story of acceptance and love. - The Art of Monteque.

'The energy in All About E is simply magical...put it on your must watch list' - CURVE Magazine.

'From the moment the narrative begins you can feel the wave of freshness and reality emitted from this positively Australian film' - Butterfly & Fox.

'All About E is a genuine love story which manages to captivate without being tragic or overly sentimental' - Julie Bindel - The Guardian

Full Guardian review

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Wednesday 26 Oct 20168:00pm

Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer (12A)

Kenneth Branagh stars in John Osborne's modern classic set against the dying days of the music hall.

Kenneth Branagh's ambitious year-long residence at the Garrick Theatre got off to a flying start with the artistic and commercial triumph of The Winter's Tale with Judi Dench. The first of three plays to be broadcast live to cinemas, it took £1.6 million at the UK box office.

Now Branagh's first season concludes with John Osborne's follow-up to his groundbreaking Look Back in Anger. This has at its centre the memorably sad, middle-aged figure of fading music-hall star Archie Rice, whose failing career is set against the backdrop of post-Colonial decline and personal tragedy. Archie was famously played by Laurence Olivier in the original production at the Royal Court Theatre in 1957. Branagh himself has frequently been compared to Olivier, so anticipation will be at fever pitch when he takes on this iconic role in his artistic associate Rob Ashford's production.

John Hurt will no longer be appearing in The Entertainer following medical advice.

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Thursday 27 Oct 20167:15pm (LIVE STREAMED)

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 Ballet)

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 Opera)

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. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/154162932

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.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/153231890

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... Trailer https://youtu.be/Pyn3moUt_EQ
 
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 fl

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Thursday 17 Nov 20168:30pm

Little Red Riding Hood & Other Lost Girls

ART HOUSE & THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENT

FAIRYTALES FOR GROWN-UPS AT THE ART HOUSE...


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

Madame Butterfly (TBC)

Madame Bufferly 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 Butter y 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 Ballet)

MIR Ensemble Concert

Join the MIR 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. von Dohnányi's Serenade Op. 10 in C major.


The MIR Ensemble was founded in 2015 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 as well as bring the classics to life.


Evva Mizerska - Cello, Geoffrey Irwin - 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 20167:00pm

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)

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

ART HOUSE & THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENT

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.

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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 Opera)

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 Ballet)

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)

Others from the Other Side

ART HOUSE & THE CRICK CRACK CLUB PRESENT

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.

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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 Ballet)

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)

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 Opera)

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 Ballet)

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 Ballet)

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 Opera)