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Merry Widow

The Merry Widow Ballet

The tiny principality of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the dashing Count Danilo must rescue his country by marrying the newly widowed and fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari.

Showing Thu 20 September 19.30

NT Live: King Lear

NT Live: King Lear

Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.

Showing Thu 27 September 19.00

Soft Cell

Soft Cell: The Final Concert Live From London

The final and sold-out concert from Synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell will be broadcast live from London to cinemas across Europe on Sunday 30 September.

Showing Sun 30 September 19.30

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale: Live From Shakespeare's Globe

This new production of The Winter's Tale- Shakespeare's great play of jealousy, loss and reconciliation - is directed by the critically acclaimed Blanche McIntyre.

Showing Thu 4 October 19.15

MET Opera: Aida

MET Opera: Aida

Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery.

Showing Sat 6 October 17.55

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: The Importance of Being Earnest

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.

Showing Tue 9 October 19.15

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

Britain's ultimate pop star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music business and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!

Showing Fri 12 October 20.00 and Sun 14 October 15.00

Mayerling

ROH: Mayerling

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.

Showing Mon 15 October 19.15

MET Opera: Samson et Dalila

MET Opera: Samson et Dalila

Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years.

Showing Sat 20 October 17.55

Funny Girl - The  Musical

Funny Girl - The Musical

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith.

Showing Wed 24 October 19.00

MET Opera: La Fanciulla Del West

MET Opera: La Fanciulla Del West

Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems.

Showing Sat 27 October 17.55

ROH: Die Walkure

ROH: Die Walkure

Wagner’s Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera, with the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power.

Showing Sun 28 October 17.00

NT Live: Allelujah

NT Live: Allelujah!

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered'. Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

Showing Thu 1 November 19.00

Red

MGC Presents Red

Written by John Logan, directed by Michael Grandage CBE and starring Alfred Molina (Love is Strange) as legendary artist Mark Rothko alongside Alfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder) as his assistant.

Showing Wed 7 November 19.00

MET Opera: Marnie

MET Opera: Marnie

A young woman lies & cheats her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free?

Showing Sat 10 November 17.55

LA Bayadere

ROH: La Bayadere

Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another.

Showing Tue 13 November 19.15

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion" Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another.

Showing Wed 14 November 19.00

NT Live: Madness of George III

NT Live: The Madness of George III

Multi-award- winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live's first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Showing Tue 20 November 19.00

The King and I

The King and I: From The London Palladium

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event presented from London's iconic Palladium.

Showing Thu 29 November 19.30

ROH: The Nutcracker

ROH: The Nutcracker

Royal Opera House: A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.

Showing Mon 3 December 19.15 and Sun 9 December 14.00

NT Live: Anthony & Cleopatra

NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra, stars Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as the fated lovers. Broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Showing Thu 6 December 19.00

Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Based on Charles Dickens’s own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see!

Showing Tue 11 December 20.00

MET Opera: La Traviata

MET Opera: La Traviata

Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo - tenor Juan Diego Florez - declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him.

Showing Sat 15 December 17.55

Andre Rieu

Andre Rieu - 2019 New Year's Concert from Sydney

The King of Waltz Andre Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year's concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. Andre's festive concert will be recorded live in Sydney's stunning Town Hall.

Showing Sat 5 January 2019 19.00 and Sun 6 January 2019 15.00

MET Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur

MET Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur

For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera.

Showing Sat 12 January 2019 17.50

ROH: The Queen of Spades

ROH: The Queen of Spades

In Tchaikovsky ’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.

Showing Tue 22 January 2019 18.45

ROH: La Traviata

ROH: La Traviata

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Showing Wed 30 January 2019 18.45

NT Live: I'm Not Running

NT Live: I'm Not Running

I'm Not Running is a brilliant new play by David Hare (writer of the hugely popular NT Live broadcast of Skylight) which explores the clash between private lives and public responsibility in modern politics. Broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Showing Thu 31 January 2019 19.00

MET Opera: Carmen

MET Opera: Carmen

Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion.

Showing Sat 2 February 2019 17.55

ROH: Don Quixote

ROH: Don Quixote

The story follows Don Quixote ’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

Showing Tue 19 February 2019 19.15

MET Opera: La Fille du Regiment

MET Opera: La Fille du Regiment

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is known as the Mount Everest for tenorsone of opera’s most show-stopping numbers

Showing Sat 2 March 2019 17.55

Met Opera: Die Walkure

MET Opera: Die Walkure

Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written - including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyrie - Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale.

Showing Sat 30 March 2019 17.00

ROH: La Forza del Destino

ROH: La Forza del Destino

Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi ’s epic La Forza del Destino an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years

Showing Tue 2 April 2019 18.15

ROH: Faust

ROH: Faust

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod ’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling.

Showing Tue 30 April 2019 18.45

MET Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

MET Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent.

Showing Sat 11 May 2019 17.55

ROH: Within the Golden Hour, Flight Pattern & Cherkaoui

ROH: Within the Golden Hour, Flight Pattern & Cherkaoui

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today ’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, and Sidi Larbi's Cherkaoui

Showing Thu 16 May 2019 19.15

ROH: Romeo and Juliet

ROH: Romeo and Juliet

ROH brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

Showing Tue 11 June 2019 19.15

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