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Friday, 22 December 2017

With English Subtitles Country: France/Germany Year: 2017 Duration: 86m A rousing behind-the-scenes account of the life of Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most prolific actor/director, and a one-man movie-studio.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 90m Combining a treasure trove of unseen footage set to music from Phillip Glass, JANE is a masterful take on Jane Goodall's transformation from secretary to one of the world's most successful conservationists. JANE is built around 140 hours of of previously unseen footage of Goodall from the 1960s that documented her research on chimpanzees in the wild in Gombe, Tanzania.

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: rt tbc Roll up, roll up, for the greatest show on earth! In his first musical role since LES MISERABLES, Hugh Jackman stars as PT Barnum, the 19th century American impresario credited with inventing the term "show business". With toe-tapping tunes and spectacular dance routines, this dazzling musical follows Barnum from his poverty-stricken childhood to the launch of his first circus in New York, celebrating his unstoppable ambition and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. ACCESS CINEMA MON 8 JAN, TIME TBC This screening will have Captioned Subtitles for the hard of hearing.

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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Country: US Year: 1959 Duration: 133m Cary Grant is a New York advertising man victim to a deadly case of mistaken identity in this classic film from the master of suspense.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 101m Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas.

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 140m Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut stars Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in the true story of Molly Bloom, proprietor of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being shut down by the FBI. Aaron Sorkin adapts Molly's own memoir for the big screen with all of the wit and dazzle we've come to expect from his work. “Ferociously eloquent, densely packed with ideas, immensely entertaining, Molly's Game is a film which fetishes power and success, while also serving as a cautionary tale.” Screen International ACCESS CINEMA TUE 9, 7.45PM This screening will have Captioned Subtitles for the hard of hearing.

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Friday, 05 January 2018

Country: New Zealand Year: 2010 Duration: 88m Set on the East coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, Alamein, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago. “Taika Waititi offers a charming, funny, and earnest coming-of-age story where everybody has some coming of age to do—particularly Alamein. Never short on humour, Waititi’s story is ultimately about three boys (one grown) reconciling fantasy with reality.” – Sundance

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Friday, 05 January 2018

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 130m Imprisoned on the other side of the universe and without his mighty hammer, Thor must race against time to get back to Asgard and stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home. But first he must defeat his former ally, the Incredible Hulk! “Daft as a badger sandwich and twice as funny, this is vintage Waititi, and the boldest, most outrageously fun film Marvel has yet produced.” Empire Magazine SAT 6, 2.15PM This screening will be in 3D [Family Matinee prices apply].

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Sunday, 07 January 2018

Country: US Year: 1965 Duration: 174m A screening of the Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, with subtitles so that everyone can join in with those doe-ray-mees. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Sunday, 07 January 2018

Country: New Zealand Year: 2014 Duration: 88m A documentary crew charts the trials and tribulations of four flatmates, aged 183, 379, 862 and 8,000, trying to get by in a busy city and overcome everyday obstacles: like being blood-sucking vampires. Clement (FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS) and Waititi (EAGLE VS SHARK) draw new blood from the mockdoc and mine hilarious material from within the vampire genre. “You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face.” – Rolling Stone

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Monday, 08 January 2018

Duration: 90m Why does our fascination with fairy tales continue to thrive through the medium of cinema? Can fairy tale cinema hold up a magic mirror to reflect our changing society? We will explore these questions andmore by looking at classic motifs and archetypes in a range of films. From the sublime animations of Lotte Reiniger, via the syrupy success of Disney, to the dark re-imaginings of Guillermo del Toro, we will discover how fairy tale films conitnue to tap into our basic fears, hopes and secret desires. No prior knowledge is needed for this course. Tutor: Sam Maxfield Duration: 10 weeks Monday evenings commencing Monday 8 January, 7PM-8.30PM Price: £70/£50 memb & conc

Monday, 08 January 2018

With English Subtitles Country: France Year: 2017 Duration: 129m After her teenage son is seriously injured in a motorbike accident, Congolese club singer Félicité embarks on a desperate journey through the streets of Kinshasa to gather money for his operation, collecting old debts and swallowing her pride to beg for cash. A mysteriously magnetic, music-infused city odyssey and an engaging portrait of a mother. “Weaves a sensual, sometimes hopeful, sometimes disturbing urban tapestry with threads of image, sound, poetry, and song.” Variety

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Duration: 90m From early productions like 1903’s THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, through to the films of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, the Western has always been an endearing and lasting feature on the dusty, cactus strewn Hollywood trail. This course pays tribute to the greats of that genre, examining the cinema of John Ford, Sergio Leone, John Sturges, Sam Pekninpah and many others. Including plenty of clips and discussion, each week we will explore how ‘The Cowboy’ film has changed, and been a tool of government propagandists and political rebels alike. Expect gunslingers, outlaws and bullet ridden saloon bars in a never-ending tale of the good, the bad and the ugly. Tutor: Andrew Graves Duration: 10 weeks Tuesday evenings commencing Tuesday 9 January, 7PM-8.30PM Price: £70/£50 memb & conc

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Duration: 120m It's an old adage that history never remembers the runner-up but is that true in the case of cinema and, in particular, the Oscars? Many of the films, stars and directors nominated for Oscar glory without getting the gong have stood the test of time better than many of the winners. We'll take a close look at some of these examples. Not losers, just not winners. Tutor: Alan Seaman Duration: 10 weeks Wednesday afternoons commencing Wednesday 10 January, 2PM-4PM Price: £70/£50 memb & conc (includes tea, coffee and biscuits)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 128m An intimate, revealing musical odyssey on the life and career of guitar virtuoso Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison. – TIFF **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

With English Subtitles Country: Norway Year: 2017 Duration: 116m Thelma is a shy young student, new to the big city and feeling lonely and vulnerable. One day, she’s studying in the library when Anja sits down next to her. For Thelma, it’s love at first sight - followed by a terrifying seizure. Thus begins a journey in which sexuality, religion and the supernatural vie for control of the soul. Trier’s movie is a suspenseful mystery, a tender love story, and a terrifying vision of wickedness; the director combines beauty and horror in a way few filmmakers would dare.

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Country: UK Year: 1946 Duration: 100m Powell and Pressburger classic in which a celestial court determines whether or not to give an injured wartime pilot a second chance at life.

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Country: Russia Year: 2008 Duration: 157m With English Subtitles Mixed up in small-time crime, Alex retreats to his countryside childhood home with his wife Vera, their two children and his shady brother Mark. There, Alex learns that Vera is pregnant, but the baby is not his. A bold and slow-burning story of betrayal and revenge as a couple's relationship unravels, plunging them and everyone around into a nightmare.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Country: UK Year: 2017 Duration: 125m This stirring historical drama from ATONEMENT director Joe Wright ushers us into the backrooms and bunkers of British government during a pivotal point in World War II, when Winston Churchill was thrust into the role of Prime Minister and the United Kingdom seemed on the brink of invasion. Starring Gary Oldman, DARKEST HOUR brilliantly depicts the myriad obstacles Churchill faced in his determination to resist the Nazis - and shows just how close history came to taking a terrifyingly different direction. TIFF ACCESS CINEMA MON 15, 8.15PM This screening will have Captioned Subtitles for the hard of hearing.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Country: UK/US Year: 2017 Duration: 115m It’s been seven months since her daughter was murdered and foul-mouthed, tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes is fed up. Fuelled by grief and outraged that the investigation has gone quiet, she provokes the local police department with a series of messages plastered on three disused billboards outside her hometown. BFI “A corrosively humorous drama of festering injustice, Shakespearean rage, grave reckoning and imperfect redemption, which unfolds with the epic dimensions of a classic Western showdown.” The Hollywood Reporter ACCESS CINEMA MON 22, 8.30PM This screening will have Captioned Subtitles for the hard of hearing.

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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Country: UK Year: 2013 Duraton: 106m Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson star in this beautifully told romantic comedy with a time-travel twist from Richard Curtis. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Country: New Zealand Year: 2007 Duration: 85m In his feature debut Taika Waititi balances hysterical situation rom-com and profound truths about life and love. EAGLE VS. SHARK maximises the quirkiness factor following the tribulations of socially awkward lovebirds Jarrod and Lily, and their journey toward accepting themselves and building a semi-functional relationship. - Stockholm Film Festival

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Monday, 15 January 2018

With English subtitles Country: Russia Year: 2003 Duration: 110m Zvyagintsev’s stunning feature debut tells the story of teenage brothers Andrey and Ivan whose father suddenly returns home after a mysterious 12-year absence. He proposes to take the boys on a fishing trip, where he subjects them to a series of increasingly brutal endurance tests…

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

With English Subtitles Country: Russia Year: 2011 Duration: 111m Sixty-somethings Vladimir and Elena uneasily share a palatial Moscow apartment - he’s a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she’s his former nurse who has clearly “married up.” But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reconciliation threaten Elena’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Elena is a modern twist on the classic noir.

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Country: Chile Year: 2017 Duration: 90m With English Subtitles Niles Atallah's REY is one of the most visually disrupted and inventive Chilean films in recent memory. It tells the story of Orélie Antoine de Tounens, the French lawyer who may or not have been elected by thousands of Mapuche - indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina - as the king of Araucania amd Patagonia in the late 1870s. - The House Next Door

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 135m In a not-so-distant future, Norwegian scientists have discovered a safe way to miniaturise people to pocket-size, in a bid to save the planet. Those who go small can enjoy greater wealth, better housing, and a much less anxiety-ridden existence. In search of a fresh start, Paul and his wife Audrey decide to take the giant tiny leap, but Paul soon realises his new dollhouse-sized life, is not all that different from the one he left behind. “Alexander Payne puts climate change, mobility and immigration under the microscope in this utterly bewitching satire starring Matt Damon.” BFI ACCESS CINEMA TUE 30, 7.45PM This screening will have Captioned Subtitles for the hard of hearing.

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Country: US Year: 2017 Duration: 116m Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in this thrilling drama recounting the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. A thrilling and resonant film about the importance and responsibility of journalism that feels very timely in the era of “fake news”. ACCESS CINEMA MON 29, Time TBC This screening will have Captioned Subtitles for the hard of hearing.

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Country: Belgium/France Year: 2017 Duration: 92m Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot!

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Country: US Year: 1987 Duration: 94m In this 1980s classic written by John Hughes, tomboy Watts has a crush on her best friend, Keith. But her feelings go unrequited as Keith falls for another girl. **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Saturday, 27 January 2018

With English Subtitles Country: Japan Year: 2017 Duration: 112m A teenage boy and a fun-loving mermaid club together to protect the mer people of a small Japanese fishing town in this upbeat and quirky aquatic anime.

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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Duration: 198m Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume Cast: Kristine Opolais (Tosca), Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi), Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan), Željko Lučić (Scarpia) A new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Željko Lučić as the villainous Scarpia. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Monday, 29 January 2018

Country: USA Year: 1953 Duration: 101m Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots, the Deadwood stage is coming to town and you need to be ready to greet it! Whipcrackaway! **PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEELCHAIR SPACES ARE LIMITED. PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOX OFFICE ON 0115 952 6611 FOR MORE INFORMATION**

Monday, 29 January 2018

Duration: 85m From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC 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.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

With English Subtitles Country: Russia Year: 2017 Duration: 122m In the midst of a difficult separation, Boris and Zhenya are so entirely consumed by their mutual dislike and their eagerness to start anew, that they literally lose sight of their 12-year-old son, Alyosha. As the couple realises their son has gone missing, they must find a way to work together and put aside their personal aspirations to find him. “Takes an ominous, reverberating look not at the politics of Russia but at the crisis of empathy at the culture's core.” Variety We’re delighted to welcome director Andrey Zvyaginstev who will take part in the Q&A following this special preview screening. **PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

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Sunday, 04 February 2018

Duration: TBC Every autumn, Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, hosts the most prestigious Mountain Film Festival in the UK, attracting film premieres from around the world. This special programme features a selection of the very best films from the 2017 festival held in November. Tickets: £12/£10 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Duration: 179m Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan Cast: Pretty Yende (Adina), Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino), Davide Luciano (Belcore), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Dulcamara) Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Duration: tbc 'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.' Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two 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 the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Duration: 185m (inc. interval) Tennessee Williams' 20th century masterpiece CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF played a strictly limited season in London's West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Benedict Andrews' "thrilling revival" (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller, Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy's birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive at the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real - and which will win out? ★★★★ "A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted" Sunday Times ★★★★ "A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable" The Independent ★★★★ "Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth" The Metro Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc (this is a 'captured as live' screening) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Duration: 196m Conductor: Marco Armiliato Production: Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì), Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Lucas Meachem (Marcello), Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard), Matthew Rose (Colline), Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro) An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Duration: 230m Conductor: Maurizio Benini Cast: Angela Meade (Semiramide), Elizabeth DeShong (Arsace), Javier Camarena (Idreno), Ildar Abdrazakov (Assur), Ryan Speedo Green (Oroe) Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Duration: 180m (TBC) 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. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. 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. Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Monday, 26 March 2018

Duration: 90m From the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Duration: 236m Conductor: David Robertson Cast: Amanda Majeski (Fiordiligi), Serena Malfi (Dorabella), Kelli O’Hara (Despina), Ben Bliss (Ferrando), Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo), Christopher Maltman (Don Alfonso) Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) 'Something wicked this way comes' Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare's darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston's RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company. Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+ conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Duration: 238m Conductor: Bertrand de Billy Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Luisa), Olesya Petrova (Federica), Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo), Plácido Domingo (Miller), Alexander Vinogradov (Walter), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Wurm) A revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Duration: 192m Cast: Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon), Alice Coote (Le Prince Charmant), Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière), Kathleen Kim (La Fée), Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe) Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote as Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opéra de Lille. Live Tickets: £20 full / £17 conc / £15 memb Encore tickets: £18 full / £15 conc / £13 memb Student Stand-by: If tickets are available, full-time students can obtain tickets for £13 half an hour before the performance Buy tickets for 6 shows and get one of those operas free. (Offer not available online. Call our box office on 0115 952 6611 for more information) **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. 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. Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) What if your first true love was someone you'd been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this ROMEO AND JULIET is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences. Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+ conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Duration: 210m (tbc) Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it's the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff's comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor... Tickets: £15 full / £13 memb+conc **PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE ADVERTISED TIME**