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Alice In Wonderland
Ballet Theatre UK Come with Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland! Basing his ballet on Lewis Carroll’s much-loved children’s books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Ballet Theatre UK’s Artistic Director Christopher Moore has created a captivating piece, brimming with wit…
All Folk'd Up
Brian Shaw Concerts Following a hugely successful debut nation-wide Tour in 2016, ALL FOLK’D UP are BACK with their brand new show rolling out across the UK in 2017. Don’t miss this chance to see ALL FOLK’D UP as the boys take their audience on an unforgettable trip through decades of well known classics adding…
Ams16 Brass Ensemble Of Opera North
The Brass Ensemble of Opera North is a flexibly sized chamber ensemble, comprising of players from one of the United Kingdom's most versatile orchestras.
Ams16 Gina Mccormack Nigel Clayton
Alnwick Music Society “Gina McCormack … an excellent violinist, fluent, suave in tone and technically at ease”. The Scotsman Gina McCormack, for 13 years Leader of the Sorrel Quartet, is one of Britain’s leading artists. Nigel Clayton, a piano soloist with a particular interest in accompanying was recently appointed…
Ams16 Martin Roscoe
With an extraordinary career spanning over 4 decades, AMS President, Martin Roscoe, is arguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists.
- Directed by: Justin Kurzel
- Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson
- UK release: 30 December 2016
Callum Lynch (Fassbender) is a convicted murderer who wakes up in a research facility to find that his ancestor was a 15th century Spanish assassin and he's to travel in time and wage war against the Knights Templar. The set pieces are spectacular but the flip-flopping between past and present messes up the rhythm, and…
The Billy Joel Songbook
performed by Elio Pace and his Band Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band. Celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel, featuring the…
Bleed For This
- 116 min
- Directed by: Ben Younger
- Cast: Miles Teller, Ted Levine, Katey Sagal
The story of Vinny Pazienza (Teller), a kid from Rhode Island who became a boxing champion, suffered a devastating tragedy and fought another battle to reclaim his life. Workmanlike boxing and redemption drama, all too reminiscent of many others; it doesn't help that Teller's Vinny is a stubborn, obnoxious ass who it's…
Alnwick Theatre Club Cinderella Alnwick Theatre Club Cinderella Alnwick Theatre Club In a small village called the Wick, lives a not verybeautiful girl called Cinders who dreams of one day just simply being happy. But with a spiteful stepmother and two very pretty, very annoying stepsisters making her life…
- 97 min
- Directed by: David Frankel
- Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren
Ad-man Howard (Smith) is numbed with grief from the loss of his child, and his business partners plot to undermine him, but it turns out they have their own personal problems blah blah blah. The best that can be said for this torturously schmaltzy Christmas Carol rip-off is that it's shorter than other bad Will Smith films.
Fri 10 Feb
Creative Cocoon Tots
Resident artist Pippa Willits leads creative sessions with sensory place, baby sign language, movement and making. Booking is essential.
Tue 24 Jan
Wed 1 Feb
Tue 7 Feb
Art with Heart Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round. Sarah grew up feeling different. Her childhood Dr thought it was sugar. Her current Dr thinks its ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Sarah still…
The Eagle Huntress
- UK / Mongolia / US
- 87 min
- Directed by: Otto Bell
- Cast: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley (voice)
- UK release: 16 December 2016
Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13 year old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Crowd-pleasing documentary which skirts some of the deeper issues, and Ridley's monotonous voice-over doesn't help, but only a cold heart would fail to be stirred by Aisholpan's…
Rice & Lloyd Webber's popular musical about Argentine politics.
Fame: The Musical
Duchess's Community High School present their annual musical, based on the hit 1980s film.
Fri 10 Mar
Sat 11 Mar
Théâtre Sans Frontières Heaven Eyes Heaven Eyes by David Almond Three youngsters run away from their children’s home and sail down the River Tyne on a makeshift raft. Stuck on the mudflats, they meet a strange girl who lives with an old man, Grampa. The girl has a secret only Grampa knows …. and he’s not…
I, Daniel Blake
- 100 min
- Directed by: Ken Loach
- Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires
Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty…
- 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…
La La Land
- 126 min
- Directed by: Damien Chazelle
- Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
- UK release: 13 January 2017
In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine.
Fri 24 Feb
The Lego Batman Movie
- 90 min
- Directed by: Chris McKay
- Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
- UK release: 10 February 2017
Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
Fri 17 Feb
Sat 18 Feb
Tue 21 Feb
A tribute to the hard rock of Thin Lizzy.
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.
Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier
Join the New York Metropolitan Opera for Strauss' comic opera in three acts. Screened live and in high definition.
Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin
The opera rendering of Pushkin's novel, live from New York.
Metropolitan Opera: Idomenso
Metropolitan Opera: Encore Screening The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of…
Sat 1 Apr
Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata
Verdi's opera about the passionate, consumptive Violetta, broadcast live from The Met Opera in New York.
Metropolitan Opera: Roméo et Juliette
- 185 min
- Cast: Anna Netrebko, Robert Alagna
An ultra-sensual version of the tale from Gounod, starring opera superstars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna in the title roles.
Metropolitan Opera: Rusalka
Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera featuring Kristine Opolais and Brandon Jovanovich.
A Monster Calls
- 108 min
- Directed by: JA Bayona
- Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson
- UK release: 6 January 2016
Twelve-year-old Conor (MacDougall) has a mother (Jones) who's battling cancer and a father (Kebbell) who's walked out; then a yew-tree-shaped monster with Neeson's voice comes into his life. Coming-of-age tearjerker with a sometimes thin story, but fine performances from Jones and MacDougall.
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.
Thu 2 Feb
National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler
A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.
National Theatre Live: Saint Joan
Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.
Royal Ballet: Jewels
A three-act ballet created for the New York City Ballet by founding choreographer George Balanchine. It has three related movements: Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds and the dancers are dressed like jewels.
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.
Tue 28 Feb
Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore
International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenesse bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.
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.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar
RSC OnScreen RSC OnScreen Julius Caesar Julius Caesar ENCORE SCREENING Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. Our Rome season in…
Wed 3 May
Ruby Turner Ruby Turner Ruby Turner was born in Jamaica and grew up in Montego Bay, moving to England when she was 9 and has become a UK national treasure. This year Ruby was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for her contribution to British music. “Soul, gospel and R&B: Ruby Turner…
Lo-Giudice Dance Savages Savages Lo-Giudice Dance presents work by Anthony Lo-Giudice. In a world where one mans blood is another man’s elixir, Lo-Giudice Dance conjures a nameless beast lurking in the folklore, history and soil of the North, channelling its wild romance and mystery into a work in…
Open Sky Productions Following its critically acclaimed debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, Open Sky present Scorched - using new writing, visual physical theatre, period music and an innovative set to create the workings of a mind sinking into the sands of time. Egypt. WWII. An escaped German…
From the people that brought you Dirty Dusting “Seriously Dead” is a brand new musical play and a definite “laugh out loud” comedy combining a terrific musical score with a cleverly written plot which blends drama, comedy, pathos and farce into one hilarious night at the theatre. When small time crook Albert…
- US / Taiwan / Mexico
- 161 min
- Directed by: Martin Scorsese
- Cast: Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
- UK release: 1 January 2016
Scorsese's long-planned passion project, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel about two 17th century Catholic priests (Garfield & Driver) who travel to Japan in search of their mentor (Neeson). Fervently told and unusually cerebral – if a little black and white – it's a work of courageous severity and…
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William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)
Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans…
Fri 21 Apr
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You've Got A Friend
From the creators of the smash hit WEST END show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ celebrates two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King. This musical journey intertwines some of the greatest songs ever written including ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, ‘Will You…