The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years [12A]
Wed 22 Feb 2pm & 7.30pm
In 1962 four young men - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - came together to form the 20th century musical phenomenon known as 'The Beatles'. The band stormed Europe in 1963 and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However, the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame (which in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil) led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there? Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
Exhibition on Screen : I, Claude Monet
Thu 23 Feb 2017 7.30pm
In this striking film from award-winning director Phil Grabsky, we take a new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words.
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, often suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. An unmissable cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.“My head is bursting- I want to paint it all” – Claude Monet Tickets: £13/£12/£11 plus Club Member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
A Street Cat Named Bob [12A]
Wed 1 Mar 2017 2pm & 7.30pm
‘A Street Cat Named Bob’, is the film adaptation of James Bowen’s much-loved, best-selling book. Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans) as James Bowen, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life. With Joanne Froggatt and Bob The Cat 103 mins Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
NT (Encore): Saint Joan [12A]
Fri 3 Mar 2017 7.30pm
By Bernard Shaw a Donmar Warehouse production. Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, in Saint Joan in this encore of a live recording from the Donmar Warehouse.
Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a blody 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 Dage(Coriolanus, Les Liasons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovey, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production. Tickets: £13/£12/£11 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
ROH (Encore): Sleeping Beauty
Sun 5 Mar 2017 2pm
Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky Tickets: £13/£12/£11 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
Sully: Miracle on the Hudson [12A]
Wed 8 Mar 2pm & 7.30pm
On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully", glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks 96 min Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
NT Live: Hedda Gabler [As Live: 12A]
Thu 9 Mar 2017 7pm
By Henrik Ibson in a new version by Patrick Marber.
“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).
Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
Wed 15 Mar 2pm
The Light Between Oceans [12A]
"The Light Between Oceans" is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy Award (R) and Golden Globe (R) nominee Michael Fassbender, Oscar (R) winner Alicia Vikander, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson, the film is written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance based on the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman. The producers are Academy Award nominee David Heyman, p.g.a. and Jeffrey Clifford, p.g.a. with Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island's sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school's headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences 130 mins Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
A United Kingdom [12A]
Wed 22 Mar 2pm & 7.30pm
A United Kingdom is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. Starring Davi Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike 108 mins Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
Exhibition on Screen : The Artist’s Garden American Impressionism & the Garden Movement
Thu 23 Mar 2017 7.30pm
Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden, Monet to Matisse from Season 3 comes a new film
based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden’.
American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut,
widely considered a home of American Impressionism.
Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Cezanne, the American impressionist movement followed its own path
which over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative powerhouse.
It’s a story 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 United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes. Tickets: £13/£12/£11 plus Club Member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
ROH (Live): Madama Butterfly
Thu 30 Mar 2017 7.15pm
Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana María Martínez in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera. Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
NT Live: Twelfth Night [As live 12A]
Thu 6 Apr 2017 7pm
Simon Godwin (Man and Superman, The Beaux' Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia.
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. Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
ROH (Encore): Jewels
Sun 16 Apr 2017 2pm
Now celebrating its 50th year, George Balanchine’s sparkling ballet still shines with all the brilliance of the gemstones that inspired it. Tickets: £13/£12/£11 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead [As Live 12A]
Thu 20 Apr 7pm
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.
David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.
Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
RSC Live: Julius Caesar
Wed 26 Apr 2017 7pm
Julius Caesar begins the Roman series with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence in a race to claim the empire, after the all conquering Caesar returns from war Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
ROH (Live): The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand
Wed 7 June 2017 7.15pm
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 Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
Berliner Philmarmoniker LIVE
Fri 9 June 2017
The rousing finalé with charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel leading the orchestra in an exciting and diverse programme including Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From The New World' Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
NT Live: Peter Pan
Sat 10 Jun 2017 2pm
All children, except one, grow up…
Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre Tickets: £13/£12/£11 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
Wed 14 Jun 2017 7pm
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
Exhibition on Screen: Michelangelo Love and Death
Thu 15 June 2017 7.30pm
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 which included painting, sculpture and architecture. Not least 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 but much loved genius. Tickets: £13/£12/£11 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
NT Live: Salomé
Thu 22 Jun 2017 7pm
The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.
This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.
Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs ) Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
ROH (Live): Otello
Wed 28 June 2017 7.15pm
Antonio Pappano conducts a new production of Verdi’s thrilling Shakespeare-inspired opera directed by Keith Warner, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Gregory Kunde in the title role. Tickets: £16/£15/£14 plus Club member discounts available Buy tickets in person, on 01752 892220 or online!
RSC Live: Titus Andronicus
Wed 9 Aug 2017 7pm
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.
"Brutal yet ferociously funny", Metro
"Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca", The Observer
"A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic", The Independent