Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool (15)

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

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Saturday 20 Jan 20187:30pm
Sunday 21 Jan 20187:30pm
Tuesday 30 Jan 20187:30pm

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

WAFF Presents - Mountain (12A)

WAFF Presents - Mountain

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Wednesday 24 Jan 20187:30pm

A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA®-nominated director Jennifer Peedom. A juxtaposition of image and music to explore the powerful force that mountains hold over the imagination of so many narrated by the Academy Award®-nominated actor Willem Dafoe. Explore the spellbinding force of high places from Antarctica to Hawaii and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.

WAFF Presents - Films with a sense of adventure!

The Florida Project (15)

The Florida Project

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Thursday 25 Jan 20187:30pm

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.

Reel Rock 12 (12A)

Reel Rock 12

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Friday 26 Jan 20187:30pm

Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK 12 premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and much more.

Paddington 2 (U)

Paddington 2

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Saturday 27 Jan 20182:00pm

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.

The Big Heat (PG)

The Big Heat

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Saturday 27 Jan 20187:30pm

You saw Gloria Grahame portrayed in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, now come and see her in all her big screen glory in Fritz Lang's classic film noir!

A police officer seems to have committed suicide, but Detective Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) thinks there's more to the story. After talking to the man's mob-connected mistress (Gloria Grahame), Bannion discovers far-reaching corruption that leads all the way from the police station to kingpin Mike Lagana. But when the policeman's lover is killed, it becomes clear that crossing Lagana is a dangerous thing to do. Soon Bannion finds himself marked for death and his family in mortal danger.

Gauguin (TBC)


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Sunday 28 Jan 20187:30pm

Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere in Paris in the year 1891.Failing to convince his wife Mette and his children to follow him to Paradise Lost, he sets out for Tahiti alone. Once there, he chooses to settle down in Mataiera, a village far away from Papeete. He soon starts working passionately, painting and carving in a style close to the primitive art specific to the island. During his two-year stay the artist will experience poverty, cardiac problems and other displeasures but also happiness in the arms of Tehura, a beautiful young native girl.

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (15)

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

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Wednesday 31 Jan 20187:30pm

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin's intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever.

EOS: Cézanne - Portraits of a Life (PG)

EOS: Cézanne - Portraits of a Life

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Thursday 1 Feb 20187:30pm

Exhibition On Screen is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.

The Greatest Showman (12A)

The Greatest Showman

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Friday 2 Feb 20187:30pm
Sunday 4 Feb 20187:30pm
Thursday 8 Feb 20187:30pm
Saturday 10 Feb 20187:30pm

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an astonishing & original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. With an all-star cast featuring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson.

The Party (15)

The Party

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Saturday 3 Feb 20187:30pm
Monday 5 Feb 20187:30pm
Tuesday 6 Feb 20187:30pm

After she receives a promotion and becomes the secretary of health, a British cabinet politician (Kristin Scott Thomas) and her academic husband (Timothy Spall) host a soiree for the political and intellectual elite that ends with blood on the floor. Also featuring the acting talents of Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy and Patricia Clarkson.

ROH Live: Tosca (12A)

ROH Live: Tosca

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Wednesday 7 Feb 20187:15pm
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’.

The Greatest Showman - Dementia Friendly (12A)

The Greatest Showman - Dementia Friendly

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Thursday 8 Feb 20182:00pm

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an astonishing & original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. With an all-star cast featuring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson.

** Dementia Friendly - includes a twenty minute interval during the film, subtitles and low level lighting.

The Silence of the Lambs (15)

The Silence of the Lambs

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Friday 9 Feb 20187:30pm

Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Final Portrait (15)

Final Portrait

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Sunday 11 Feb 20187:30pm

Paris, 1964. Alberto Giacometti, the famous artist, bumps into his old friend, the American critic, James Lord, and begs that he sits for a portrait because he has an interesting face. It'll just take a couple of days in his studio. Lord is flattered by the request and as the days go by and turn into weeks and weeks seemingly with no end in sight he realises his entire life has been hijacked by this erratic genius. The portrait continues to ebb and flow. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist's chaotic mind and together we witness a genius complete one of his last masterpieces.

RSC: Twelfth Night (12A)

RSC: Twelfth Night

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Wednesday 14 Feb 20187:00pm

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time", with Adrian Edmondson (Bottom, The Young Ones) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (ITV’s Mr Selfridge and Sound of Music Live!) in the role of Olivia.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (15)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

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Thursday 15 Feb 20187:30pm
Tuesday 20 Feb 20187:30pm

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon -- an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence -- gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.

Ian McMillan + Luke Carver Goss: Words, Music, Glee & Delight (12A)

Ian McMillan + Luke Carver Goss: Words, Music, Glee & Delight

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Friday 16 Feb 20187:30pm

Join us for this one off, live event. Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & improv, featuring stories, songs and a musical created out of thin air!

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Pointless Celebrities and Last Word.

Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound... British music at its most ingenious.

Darkest Hour (PG)

Darkest Hour

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Saturday 17 Feb 20187:30pm (Closed)
Sunday 18 Feb 20187:30pm
Monday 19 Feb 20187:30pm
Wednesday 21 Feb 20187:30pm

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (15)

NT Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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Thursday 22 Feb 20186:30pm
Wednesday 28 Mar 20186:30pm (Encore Screening)

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival. The cast includes Sienna Miller (High-Rise, American Sniper), Jack O’Connell (Money Monster, Skins) and Colm Meaney (Layer Cake, Star Trek), and is directed by Benedict Andrews, known for his smash hit A Streetcar Named Desire which was broadcast through NT Live in 2014. Produced by the Young Vic following the success of Yerma.

The Post (TBC)

The Post

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Friday 23 Feb 20187:30pm
Saturday 24 Feb 20187:30pm
Sunday 25 Feb 20187:30pm
Monday 26 Feb 20187:30pm

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents, and pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalists and government. Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) of The Washington Post challenge the federal government for the right to publish classified information in 1971. Inspired by true events. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Live Ballet: The Winter's Tale (12A)

Live Ballet: The Winter's Tale

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Wednesday 28 Feb 20187:15pm
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 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.

Journey's End (15)

Journey's End

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Thursday 1 Mar 20187:30pm
Friday 2 Mar 20187:30pm
Saturday 3 Mar 20187:30pm
Sunday 4 Mar 20187:30pm
Monday 5 Mar 20187:30pm

RC Sherriff's Journey's End is the seminal British play about WW1, now adapated to film. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope (Sam Claflin),  as they variously await their fate as the war drags to a bloody and violent close.

ROH Live: Carmen (12A)

ROH Live: Carmen

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Tuesday 6 Mar 20186:45pm
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.

Molly's Game (15)

Molly's Game

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Wednesday 7 Mar 20187:30pm

The true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba), who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Shiraz: A Romance of India (12A)

Shiraz: A Romance of India

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Thursday 8 Mar 20187:30pm

Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal.

Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings – all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive which features a specially commissioned score by the Grammy Award-winning Anoushka Shankar.

Phantom Thread (15)

Phantom Thread

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Friday 9 Mar 20187:30pm
Saturday 10 Mar 20187:30pm
Sunday 11 Mar 20187:30pm
Monday 12 Mar 20187:30pm
Thursday 15 Mar 20187:30pm

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis in his final film role) and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.  Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

Joseph Knight: Live! (U)

Joseph Knight: Live!

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Wednesday 14 Mar 20187:30pm

At only 18 years old, Joseph Knight has already made a big impression. Often being compared to artists such as Amber Run, Saint Raymond and Seafret. He has already released two singles, and two EP’s - all of which have received generous airplay on BBC Introducing East Midlands, and Radio 6 Music. Racking up over 50,000 streams online and being named the 19th most played artist on BBC Introducing East Midlands in 2016. He has performed successful headline shows, supported acts such as Augustana, Lewis Watson, The Hoosiers and Tom Walker as well as performing at festivals such as Y Not Festival, Bearded Theory Festival, Dot To Dot and Splendour festival. With well over 150 appearances across the country.

Joseph will be touring the UK in support of his brand new single ‘White Wine’ which is set for release at the end of February 2018.

** With a series of short films in the interval.

The Mercy (12A)

The Mercy

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Friday 16 Mar 20187:30pm
Saturday 17 Mar 20187:30pm
Sunday 18 Mar 20187:30pm
Monday 19 Mar 20187:30pm
Tuesday 20 Mar 20187:30pm

Based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent and extraordinary attempts to cover up his failure. The film stars Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott, and Jonathan Bailey.

The Shape Of Water (15)

The Shape Of Water

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Wednesday 21 Mar 20187:30pm
Friday 23 Mar 20187:30pm
Sunday 25 Mar 20187:30pm

Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

NT Live: Julius Caesar (12A)

NT Live: Julius Caesar

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Thursday 22 Mar 20187:00pm
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Early Man (PG)

Early Man

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Sunday 25 Mar 20181:30pm4:00pm

From the makers of Wallace & Gromit. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug (Eddie Redmayne), along with his sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Live Ballet: Bernstein Centenary (12A)

Live Ballet: Bernstein Centenary

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Tuesday 27 Mar 20187:15pm
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

Annihilation (15)


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Wednesday 28 Mar 20181:00pm (Closed)

The new thriller from Ex Machina director Alex Garland. Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac, Annihilation is adapted from the award-winning novel by Jeff VanderMeer about a biologist who embarks on a research expedition after her husband returns from a similar one in a bizarrely altered state. A gripping and thrilling science-fiction caper.

EOS: Canaletto & The Art of Venice (12A)

EOS: Canaletto & The Art of Venice

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Thursday 29 Mar 20187:30pm

Exhition On Screen's immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

Finding Your Feet (12A)

Finding Your Feet

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Friday 30 Mar 20187:30pm
Saturday 31 Mar 20187:30pm
Sunday 1 Apr 20187:30pm

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob (Imelda Staunton) discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. Gentrification in reverse!

ROH Live: Macbeth (12A)

ROH Live: Macbeth

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Sunday 8 Apr 20182:00pm
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Martin Stephenson: Live! (TBC)

Martin Stephenson: Live!

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Friday 13 Apr 20187:00pm
Martin Stephenson returns once more to the stage of The Northern Light, for another night of great tunes, stories and laughs.

There is rarely a dull moment in conversation with Martin Stephenson, but that’s exactly what you’d hope from someone who’s never stood still during 35 years in love with music. For him, it’s not a career, it’s a lifetime calling, and his restless troubadour spirit has now amassed an extraordinary catalogue of 40 albums.

Get booking now to avoid missing out, this was a sell out last time around!

Live Ballet: Manon (12A)

Live Ballet: Manon

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Thursday 3 May 20187:15pm
Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles 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. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution.

NT Live: Macbeth (15)

NT Live: Macbeth

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Friday 25 May 20186:30pm

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Live Ballet: Swan Lake (12A)

Live Ballet: Swan Lake

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Tuesday 12 Jun 20187:15pm
***SCREENING IN 2018***

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.