Eden Court Theatre and Cinema
- Box office 01463 234234
- Website www.eden-court.co.uk
Hosting everything from opera to film to theatre to live music, Eden Court also has a rich life as a space for performing arts classes (more than 60 run each week), offering lessons for dancers, actors and performers of all ages and abilities. The multi-arts venue was built in the mid 70s, making it the largest scale venue in the region, with additional performance space – another theatre, two cinema screens, two dance and drama studios and three floors of dressing rooms – completed during a renovation in 2007. The building also houses the Eden Court Restaurant, which offers a lunch, dinner and bar menu.
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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
- Written by: Javier de Frutos
The company of all-male dancers present two new works inspired by life and death, by choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos.
Be Your Best Rock Challenge
A performing arts competition for students.
Mon 3 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
The Birth of a Nation
- 120 min
- Directed by: Nate Parker
- Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union
- UK release: 20 January 2017
Nat Turner (Parker) is a slave in early 19th century Virginia, used by his owners to encourage other slaves to submit, but who is plotting an uprising of his own. Despite the controversy surrounding Parker, the film deserves to be seen: angry, dramatic and bittersweet, it's a story that needs telling.
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
- 118 min
- Directed by: Todd Haynes
- Cast: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler
Manhattan, 1952: young department store clerk and aspiring photographer Therese (Mara) meets sophisticated older woman Carol (Blanchett), and feels inexplicably giddy. Achingly beautiful, slow-burning study of lesbian romance and female strength in the face of adversity, with outstanding performances from Blanchett and…
Champions Of Magic
Following a run in London's West End five illusionists present a live show of mind reading, close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions.
Versatile jazz-infused set from the ever-debonair Stigers.
- 109 min
- Directed by: Mick Jackson
- Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall
Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz) is a historian and lecturer who faces a libel suit after she derides controversial author David Irving (Spall) for his views on the Holocaust. This dramatisation of a 1996 court case has some compelling stretches, but Hare’s script lacks insight and it’s little more than a dry reconstruction of…
Sat 25 Feb
- 115 min
- Directed by: Scott Derrickson
- Written by: Steve Ditko, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Jon Spaihts
- Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
- UK release: 28 October 2016
When brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) gets his hands mangled in a car crash, he visits Kathmandu to be reborn under the mystic tutelage of the Ancient One (Swinton). A blast: fresh performances from Cumberbatch and Swinton power a dynamic script with well-measured puns and even a little…
The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.
Etape Loch Ness
A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness, offering the chance to cycle 66 miles around the loch on traffic free roads.
Sun 23 Apr
Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 1411
A drama inspired by the ongoing crisis in Athens.
An Evening with Levison Wood
The best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter shares anecdotes from his career.
Exhibition On Screen: I, Claude Monet
- Directed by: Phil Grabsky
Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the influential painter and impressionist.
Fifty Shades Darker
- Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
- Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
- UK release: 10 February 2017
No surprises here: Anastasia (Johnson) gets sweet-talked back into the red room by Christian (Dornan). Foley seems to be under orders to skip the actual sex, as the real money shots are of Christian’s wardrobe. Johnson manages to be likeable and human, but otherwise it’s high on production values and short on story.
Tue 21 Feb
Wed 22 Feb
Thu 23 Feb
- France, UK
- 90 min
- Directed by: Ben Wheatley
- Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer
- UK release: 31 March 2016
Boston, 1978: Chris (Murphy) is an IRA member looking to buy guns from Vern (Copley), with the help of go-betweens Justine (Larson) and Ord (Hammer): it soon descends into violence. Copley is very funny and there's some terrific dialogue, but Wheatley's latest sees him fumble the ball, with a threadbare plot that's merely…
Ghost in the Shell
- Directed by: Rupert Sanders
- Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche
- UK release: 31 March 2017
Live-action remake of the animated film based on the Manga comic title.
Horse McDonald: Careful
Horse McDonald's debut play is an autobiographical tale of triumph over adversity through music.
- 104 min
- Directed by: Thomas Lilti
- Cast: François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt
- UK release: 13 January 2017
Jean-Pierre Werner (Cluzet) is a country doctor devoted to the people and the area he serves; when he's diagnosed with an inoperable tumour he reluctantly accepts the help of recently graduated doctor Nathalie (Denicourt). Tremendously engaging, old-fashioned drama, by medic-turned-director Lilti, carefully observed and…
- 100 min
- Directed by: Pablo Larrain
- Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt
- UK release: 20 January 2017
Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the…
Wed 22 Feb
Knife in the Water
- 94 min
- Directed by: Roman Polanski
- Cast: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka
Polanski came to prominence with this tight but imaginative three-character psychological study. A couple going on holiday pick up a hitch-hiker and soon dangerous emotional games are being played. The director's simple approach keeps the tension high and melodramatics low.
- Directed by: Garth Davis
- Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
- Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman
The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.
Sun 26 Feb
Live by Night
- 128 min
- Directed by: Ben Affleck
- Cast: Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Zoe Saldana
Joe Coughlin (Affleck) is a mobster and WW1 veteran who aims to avenge the death of his lover. Lavish production values and fine performances aside, Affleck the actor doesn't quite get under his character's skin and this isn't up to the standard of his previous directorial work.
Sat 25 Feb
The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
Mairi Campbell: Pulse
Singer and fiddler/violist Camobell performs her one-woman show about her personal journey.
The Matt Monro Story
Tribute to Matt Monro's life and music performed by his son, Matt Monro Jnr.
The Mohican Comes Home
- Directed by: Shûichi Okita
- Written by: Shûichi Okita
- Cast: Yûdai Chiba, Akira Emoto, Atsuko Maeda
Shûichi Okita's latest comedy.
- 101 min
- Directed by: Niall Johnson
- Cast: Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Elaine Cassidy
A mother's words of wisdom continue to shape her family's lives after she dies.
Music is Torture
A jet-black comedy set in Limbo Recording Studios, featuring live music and new songs from A Band Called Quinn.
National Theatre Live: Amadeus
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.
National Theatre Live: Saint Joan
Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.
Ocean Film Festival
A selection of documentaries celebrating the beauty and power of the world's oceans.
Sat 16 Sep
Times & prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234
Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
A tribute to Fred Astaire.
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
The Royal Ballet performs its signature work, the classic fairytale of Aurora and her prince, in a version revitalised by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006 for the company's 75th anniversary, and since reworked further by top choreographers.
Royal Opera House: Woolf Works
Virginia Woolf's is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. British composer Max Richter creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Paris Concert
Laurence Cummings conducts music by, inspired by or at least memorably performed in France's capital city. Rameau, Suite from Les Boréades; Mozart's Symphony No 31 in D ‘Paris’; JC Bach's Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat for flute, two clarinets, two horns and bassoon and Haydn's Symphony No 92 in G ‘Oxford’.
Scottish Ensemble: Baroque Dance Party
Get down with your bad self, so to speak, at this party of baroque dance tunes with a contemporary twist. Fischer uses a laptop computer to recompose Telemann's Tafelmusik into a new collection of dances. Bach's 'Air on the G String', aka the 'Air' from Orchestral Suite No 3 BWV 1068 Johannes Fischer, Air Purcell…
Scottish Ensemble: Eastern Europe Express
Polish-born violinist Bartosz Woroch guides you through some Eastern European classics. Gòrecki, Three pieces in old style Chopin, Two Nocturnes (arr. David Matthews) Bacewicz, Concerto for String Orchestra Czyż, Canzona di Barocco Dvořák, String Quintet No 2 in G major, Op 77 (arr. string orchestra)
Scottish Opera: La bohème
Puccini’s La bohème New production sung in Italian with English supertitles Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate & Scottish Opera’s ‘Play a Supporting Role’ appeal. The team behind 2014’s hit Don Pasquale returns with a new production of Puccini’s classic, La bohème. Director Renaud Doucet and designer…
Sean Lock: Keep it Light
The team captain of Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats presents his latest live show.
The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…
- 108 min
- Directed by: Garth Jennings
- Written by: Garth Jennings
- Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson
Koala impresario Buster Moon (McConaughey) decides to save his ailing theatre with a singing competition. Most of the humour comes from cute critters singing occasionally inappropriate songs; the plot is spread far too thin and there no real surprises, but it ticks the usual boxes.
Tue 21 Feb
Wed 22 Feb
- 89 min
- Directed by: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
- Written by: Nicholas Stoller
- Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman
Storks used to deliver babies, but now they run an Amazon-style delivery service; then ambitious stork Junior (Samberg) and colleague Tulip (Crown) have to deliver an actual baby. Colourful animation and some amusing voice work can't fix the gigantic plot holes, which will leave both parents and kids scratching their heads.
- Germany, Austria
- 162 min
- Directed by: Maren Ade
- Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn
- UK release: 3 February 2016
When Winfried (Simonischek) visits his adult daughter Ines (Hüller) in Romania, he thinks that she takes life too seriously, and decides to play pranks on her. Superlative third feature from German writer-director Ade, ranging from flamboyantly lunatic comedy to a wonderfully natural, textured portrait of the parent-child…
Reviews & features
Eden Court has opening in it sights31 Aug 2007
The curtains are poised to rise on a major theatre project in the Highlands, after a controversial refurbishment which finished late and was £3 million over budget. Eden Court Theatre is expected to open for business in two months after its £23…