The Queen of Spades (ROH Live)
Jan
22
6:45 PM18:45

The Queen of Spades (ROH Live)

The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula. Gherman determines to wrest the secret from the Countess, gain a fortune through gambling and marry Liza.

Gherman and Liza admit they love each other, and Gherman persuades Liza to let him into the Countess's room. But when he tries to wrest the Countess's secret from her, she dies of fright. The following evening, the Countess's ghost appears to Gherman. She commands him to marry Liza and tells him the 'secret of the three cards'. But will this help Gherman satisfy his desires or drive him further towards madness?

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La Traviata (ROH Live)
Jan
30
6:45 PM18:45

La Traviata (ROH Live)

Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta's Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country. But Violetta's happiness is destroyed when Alfredo's father Giorgio Germont pays her a visit.

Violetta’s scandalous relationship with Alfredo is jeopardizing Giorgio Germont’s daughter’s engagement, and Germont persuades Violetta to leave his son. Heartbroken, Violetta promises not to tell Alfredo why. Alfredo is stunned when Violetta disappears, and decides she must have left him from self-interest. He confronts her at a Paris party and leaves her. Only when Violetta is dying does he learn the truth.

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Don Quixote (ROH Live)
Feb
19
7:15 PM19:15

Don Quixote (ROH Live)

Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza set out to have a chivalrous adventure. They meet Kitri and Basilio, a young couple who cannot marry because Kitri's father is determined to marry her off to the wealthy Gamache. Don Quixote decides to intervene.

With Don Quixote's help, Kitri and Basilio convince her father to let them marry. Don Quixote also persuades Gamache that he would prefer to marry the barmaid anyway. Kitri and Basilio celebrate, and everyone cheers Don Quixote on his way.

Violetta’s scandalous relationship with Alfredo is jeopardizing Giorgio Germont’s daughter’s engagement, and Germont persuades Violetta to leave his son. Heartbroken, Violetta promises not to tell Alfredo why. Alfredo is stunned when Violetta disappears, and decides she must have left him from self-interest. He confronts her at a Paris party and leaves her. Only when Violetta is dying does he learn the truth.

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First Man
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

First Man

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle

Writers: Josh Singer (screenplay by), James R. Hansen (based on the book by)

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke 

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La Forza del Destino (ROH Live)
Apr
2
6:15 PM18:15

La Forza del Destino (ROH Live)

The Marquis of Calatrava forbids his daughter Leonora to marry the South American nobleman Don Alvaro. The lovers attempt to elope, but the Marquis catches them. In the ensuing altercation, Alvaro accidentally kills the Marquis, who curses his daughter as he dies. Leonora and Alvaro become separated during their escape. Leonora's brother Don Carlo di Vargas decides to find them and avenge his father.

Don Carlo joins the Spanish army under a false name, little knowing that Don Alvaro has done the same thing. The men become close friends while fighting in Italy. But friendship turns to enmity when Don Carlo discovers Leonora's portrait among Alvaro's possessions, and realizes who his new 'friend' really is. His subsequent actions lead the men back to Spain, and to the remote monastery where a disguised Leonora lives as a recluse.

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Faust (ROH Live)
Apr
30
6:45 PM18:45

Faust (ROH Live)

Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul. Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite loses interest in her suitor Siébel and becomes infatuated with Faust.

Faust initially seems to love Marguerite in return, but soon abandons her. Her brother Valentin returns from the war and is furious to find his sister pregnant. Will Faust repent his destructive actions, and can his soul, and Marguerite's, be saved?

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Within the Golden Hour / New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern (ROH Live)
May
16
7:15 PM19:15

Within the Golden Hour / New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Flight Pattern (ROH Live)

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Pite's Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses Górecki's familiar music and a large dance ensemble for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work created on The Royal Ballet by the acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

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Romeo and Juliet (ROH Live)
Jun
11
7:15 PM19:15

Romeo and Juliet (ROH Live)

Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud. They marry in secret, but tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet's cousin Tybalt. As punishment, he is banished from the city.

When Juliet's parents force her to marry Paris, she takes drastic action by drinking a potion to make her appear dead so she can escape to join Romeo. But her message explaining this plan fails to reach him. When he hears news of her death, he returns to visit her tomb and kill himself. Juliet wakes to find him dead. Devastated, she stabs herself.

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Edie
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Edie

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Director: Simon Hunter

Writers: Simon Hunter (based on an idea by), Edward Lynden-Bell (story by), Elizabeth O'Halloran (screenplay) 

Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan

Producer, Mark Stothert, will be giving a pre-show talk.

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The Nutcracker (ROH Live)
Dec
3
7:15 PM19:15

The Nutcracker (ROH Live)

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

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Phantom Thread
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Phantom Thread

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson

Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville 

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La Bayadère (ROH Live) PLUS The Sun is God
Nov
13
7:15 PM19:15

La Bayadère (ROH Live) PLUS The Sun is God

Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor.

The High Brahmin tells the Princess Gamzatti, Solor's fiancée, about Solor's secret affair with Nikiya. But Gamzatti does not want revenge on Solor, and instead arranges for Nikiya to be killed. As he celebrates his wedding to Gamzatti, Solor is haunted by Nikiya's shade. The gods are angered, and destroy the temple, killing everyone at the wedding. Finally, Solor and Nikiya are united in death.

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The Bookshop
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Bookshop

England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Director: Isabel Coixet

Writers: Isabel Coixet (screenplay), Penelope Fitzgerald (novel)

Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne

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Die Walküre (ROH Live)
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Die Walküre (ROH Live)

Wotan craves the ring, but, bound by his own laws, he can’t retrieve it himself. With a mortal woman he has twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde. He hopes Siegmund will become the free agent he needs to take the ring. Separated at birth, the twins meet as adults and fall in love.

Wotan’s wife Fricka points out that Siegmund can never be independent while he enjoys Wotan’s protection. Wotan bitterly concedes, and Siegmund dies in battle – but the Valkyrie Brünnhilde rescues the pregnant Sieglinde. In punishment for her defiance, Wotan incarcerates Brünnhilde on a rock, surrounded by a ring of fire.

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The Happy Prince
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Happy Prince

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Director: Rupert Everett

Writer: Rupert Everett

Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson 

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The Importance of Being Earnest (LIVE Theatre)
Oct
9
7:15 PM19:15

The Importance of Being Earnest (LIVE Theatre)

Live from the Vaudeville Theatre, London

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

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Madame
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Madame

Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious ... See full summary »

Director:  Amanda Sthers

Writers:  Amanda Sthers (screenplay), Amanda Sthers (story) | 2 more credits »

Stars:  Toni ColletteHarvey KeitelRossy de Palma 

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Swan Lake (ROH Live)
Jun
12
7:15 PM19:15

Swan Lake (ROH Live)

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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Manon (ROH Live)
May
3
7:15 PM19:15

Manon (ROH Live)

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers.

The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

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The Death of Stalin
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Death of Stalin

The internal political landscape of 1950's Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. In the days following Stalin's collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives.

Director:  Armando Iannucci

Writers:  Armando IannucciDavid Schneider | 5 more credits »

Stars:  Steve BuscemiSimon Russell BealeJeffrey Tambor 

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Bernstein Centenary (ROH Live)
Mar
27
7:15 PM19:15

Bernstein Centenary (ROH Live)

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

This mixed programme comprises the following three performances:

New Wayne McGregor

The Age of Anxiety, Liam Scarlett

New Christopher Wheeldon

 

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Six Nations Rugby - England v Ireland
Mar
17
2:45 PM14:45

Six Nations Rugby - England v Ireland

England v Ireland

Doors:  12.30pm (early Italy v Scotland game showing)
Kick off:  2.45pm - we will also be staying open for the final Wales v Italy match subject to demand.

Come and enjoy the Six Nations matches on our 16' HD Cinema Screen, surround sound with a fully licensed bar and comfy seating.

£5 per head will be collected at the door as donation to Leconfield Hall.

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Carmen (ROH Live)
Mar
6
6:45 PM18:45

Carmen (ROH Live)

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

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Winter's Tale (ROH Live)
Feb
28
7:15 PM19:15

Winter's Tale (ROH Live)

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

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Breathe
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Breathe

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director:  Andy Serkis

Writer:  William Nicholson (screenplay)

Stars:  Andrew GarfieldClaire FoyHugh Bonneville 

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