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Aladdin

Aladdin (PG)

Sunday 21 Jul 20196:00pm
Monday 22 Jul 20192:00pm5:00pm
Tuesday 23 Jul 20192:00pm5:00pm
Wednesday 24 Jul 20192:00pm5:00pm
Thursday 25 Jul 20191:00pm4:00pm

Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (12A)

Monday 22 Jul 20197:45pm
Tuesday 23 Jul 20197:45pm
Wednesday 24 Jul 20197:45pm

The X-Men. Protectors of peace. Jean Grey is one of the most beloved X-Men. But when a mission goes wrong, Jean is exposed to a dark and ancient power. This power has destroyed everything it comes in contact with, until her. Now that this power is becoming unstable, she releases it with destruction and anger. Now that this foreign power is consuming her, and the world is threatened, the X-Men have to face an important truth: they must save either the world, or their friend who threatens it.

The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy (12A Live)

Thursday 25 Jul 20197:00pm

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.


Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.


On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.


163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.


Sam Mendes (Skyfall, King Lear) returned to the National Theatre to direct Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, a hit across Europe.

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 (U)

Friday 26 Jul 20192:30pm5:00pm
Saturday 27 Jul 20191:30pm
Monday 29 Jul 20192:30pm7:45pm
Tuesday 30 Jul 20192:30pm
Wednesday 31 Jul 20191:30pm
Thursday 1 Aug 20192:30pm5:00pm

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

Vita & Virginia

Vita & Virginia (12A)

Friday 26 Jul 20197:45pm
Saturday 27 Jul 20194:00pm
Sunday 28 Jul 20196:00pm
Monday 29 Jul 20195:00pm
Tuesday 30 Jul 20195:00pm
Wednesday 31 Jul 20194:00pm
Thursday 1 Aug 20197:45pm

Virginia Wolf meets fellow author Vita Sackville-West in London in the 1920s. Despite both of them being married, they embark on an affair that later inspires one of Virginia's novels.


Starring Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini.

Andre Rieu: Shall We Dance?

Andre Rieu: Shall We Dance?

Saturday 27 Jul 20197:00pm
Sunday 28 Jul 20193:00pm

For 2019 André is asking Shall We Dance?  as he invites you to join him in the comfort of your local cinema, welcoming you into the beautiful and historic town that holds such special memories for both André and his fans throughout the world. Performing live from the stunning medieval town square, André is accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has travelled the world with for over 30 years, as well as a cast of over 100 dancers.


Andre commented, “Once again I am delighted to welcome fans from across the UK into my hometown of Maastricht, through their cinema screens in 2019! It is a magical way of seeing what for me every year is a wonderful occasion!


This year will be extra special – performing the music of my heart: the Waltz. Come and join us for “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and many more surprises, some of which we will reveal during the next weeks to come! I want to see everyone waltzing in the cinema aisles!”.

With special guests, surprises, as well as some renowned sopranos and tenors, André will this year celebrate the true music of a heart which beats in ¾ time – the Waltz!


A highlight of the year for so many, André’s cinema concerts are unique with the warmth and energy being beamed direct to audiences. Hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, the concert will also take audiences behind the scenes, as well as an exclusive stage-side interview with André!


Having performed to millions over a career that milestone accolades do no real justice to, audiences in the UK will be able to live the live André Rieu experience over weekend of July 27th and 28th, as he looks forward to welcoming them in local cinemas to his hometown – the musical town of Maastricht, for an unforgettable cinema experience unlike any other.


Nuts In May

Nuts In May (PG)

Tuesday 30 Jul 20197:45pm

We are excited to announce that the Film Feast Suffolk programme launch will take place on Tuesday 30th July at The Riverside with Film Feast patron, Mike Leigh, in attendance.


Sir Michael Palin was our guest to launch the Film Feast Suffolk programme that took place in Woodbridge last year but, following the festival’s success, Mike Leigh will be announcing our full programme which this year will take place in 16 venues right across Suffolk from the 4th to 7th October.


Mike Leigh has had an incredible career in both film and theatre as a writer/director spanning more than five decades. He has picked up countless accolades along the way including the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the Golden Lion in Venice, he’s been Oscar nominated seven times and BAFTA have bestowed a number of awards upon him including the Michael Balcon Award in 1996, the David Lean Award for Direction in 2005 and more recently in 2015, he was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship.


Everybody has their own favourite Mike Leigh film be it Abigail’s Party, Life is Sweet, Naked, Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake or Secrets and Lies to name just a few. To fit in with our food theme, we have chosen NUTS IN MAY from 1976. We will also be screening alongside it, Mike’s short film, A LIGHT SNACK, from 1982.


NUTS IN MAY stars Alison Steadman as Candice-Marie and Roger Sloman as her husband, Keith. It is a lighthearted comic tale of a possessive husband who takes his timorous wife on a camping holiday in Dorset, with often disastrous consequences.


The evening will start at The Riverside at 5:45pm with the option of a three-course dinner with Mike Leigh in attendance, based around the camping theme of the film. Tickets for the three course dinner plus film and Q&A are £38 and strictly limited in number. Alternatively a ticket to just see the film and Q&A will be £7 with the film starting at 7:45pm.


Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 28th June, you can buy them from the website or from their Box Office on 01394 382174


Film Feast would like to express their thanks to their Headline Sponsor, the East of England Co-Op, who will have their own food van parked outside The Riverside offering food to those who wish to buy something on the night and eat al fresco!


Film Feast would also very much like to thank their Main Sponsor, Imaginative Traveller.  Big thanks also go to Sharon and Brian of The Tea Hut in Woodbridge who have kindly agreed to sponsor this programme launch Gala Event.

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure (12A Live)

Wednesday 31 Jul 20197:00pm

'TO WHOM SHOULD I COMPLAIN?'


When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.


Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production.


If you buy all three RSC productions we are screening at once you can get the tickets at just £10 each!


As You Like It - Wednesday 17th April


The Taming of the Shrew - Wednesday 5th June


Measure for Measure - Wednesday 31st July

Secret Life of Pets 2

Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)

Friday 2 Aug 20192:30pm
Saturday 3 Aug 20192:30pm
Monday 5 Aug 20192:30pm
Tuesday 6 Aug 20192:30pm
Wednesday 7 Aug 20192:30pm
Thursday 8 Aug 20192:30pm

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

Anna

Anna (15)

Friday 2 Aug 20195:00pm
Saturday 3 Aug 20198:00pm
Monday 5 Aug 20198:00pm
Tuesday 6 Aug 20198:00pm
Wednesday 7 Aug 20195:00pm
Thursday 8 Aug 20195:00pm

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.


English-language French action thriller film written, produced and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Sasha Luss as the eponymous assassin, alongside Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Helen Mirren and Alexander Petrov (in his debut English-language role).

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home (12A)

Friday 2 Aug 20197:45pm
Saturday 3 Aug 20195:00pm
Sunday 4 Aug 20192:00pm
Monday 5 Aug 20195:00pm
Tuesday 6 Aug 20195:00pm
Wednesday 7 Aug 20197:45pm
Thursday 8 Aug 20197:45pm

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.


Starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal.

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute (12A Live)

Sunday 4 Aug 20195:30pm

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade in a brand-new production by Barbe & Doucet.


Enchantment meets Enlightenment politics in Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece. True love conquers all in a colourful fairytale that pits the forces of darkness against truth, goodness and light. Barbe et Doucet direct Glyndebourne’s first new production of Die Zauberflöte in over a decade.


Prince Tamino is on a quest: to rescue the beautiful Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, who has been kidnapped by her father Sarastro. But is all really as it seems? With the help of bird-catcher Papageno, Tamino must brave not only dragons and the forces of darkness but trials of fire and water if he is to arrive at the truth and gain Pamina as his wife.


Composed just months before his death, Mozart’s final stage work is a heady blend of knock-about comedy and contemplative beauty – a musical masterpiece that reimagines opera for the Age Of Enlightenment. The sweetness and apparent simplicity of this enchanting score conceals a great deal of sophistication, weaving some of the composer’s most beautiful and best-loved melodies together in an elegant allegory whose wicked queens and noble princes are just the beginning of the story.


Ryan Wigglesworth conducts an exciting young cast including Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.


Join the Glyndebourne audience by having a picnic during the performance! You can pre-order your individual picnic lunch box by contacting the box office


Picnic £10 per person;


Dingly dell sausage roll / veggie sausage roll


Egg cress sandwiches


Red grapes


Apricot & chocolate flapjack

Swan Lake Legends

Swan Lake Legends

Sunday 1 Sep 20193:00pm

For a limited time, dance lovers can experience this landmark performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, captured live in 1966 from the Vienna State Opera, starring dance legends Rudolf Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn. This never-before-seen high definition restoration of this historic ballet, choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev and conducted by John Lanchbery with the Wiener Symphoniker orchestra, brings all of the artistry of this incredible duo to life on the big screen, just as it deserves. Nureyev and Fonteyn revolutionized the world of ballet by crossing the borders between classical ballet and modern dance. Hailed as the greatest ballet partnership of all time, Nureyev once said that they danced with “one body and one soul”.

The Mikado

The Mikado

Thursday 5 Sep 20197:30pm

Jonathan Miller's production of The Mikado is a Marx Brother's inspired song-and-dance take on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, taking the story out of the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu and setting it in a 1930's English hotel.


The ENO orchestra is conducted by former ENO Charles Mackerras Fellow Fergus Macleod, and the all British cast is led by distinguished bass Robert Lloyd. Baritone Richard Stuart will take on the role of Ko-Ko and former ENO Harewood Artists Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory play Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo respectively. The cast is completed by Graeme Danby as Poo-Bah, George Humphreys as Pish-Tush, Yvonne Howard as Katisha and Rachael Lloyd as Pitti-Sing. The creative team includes stage designer Stefanos Lazaridis, costume designer Sue Blane, choreographer Antony van Laast and lighting designer Davy Cunningham.


Stuart Murphy, CEO, English National Opera, said: "We are delighted audiences will be able to revisit these classic ENO productions in cinemas nationwide, especially after the runaway success of our staging of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe last season in the London Coliseum. It was the third biggest box office success of all time at ENO. As the national opera house for everyone, it is central to ENO's philosophy to bring opera to everyone, wherever they live and whatever their financial background."

Life On The Deben

Life On The Deben (12A)

Sunday 8 Sep 20196:00pm

Life on the Deben is a major new documentary film that was made in association with Woodbridge Riverside Trust ands first released in December 2017.


Presented by author and journalist John McCarthy, the film explores the Deben’s incredible history, geography, environment and the influence it has had over the people who have lived by its banks.


The film traces the entire length of the Deben, from the secret upper reaches near Debenham to the boatyards of Woodbridge and down to the sea at Bawdsey and Felixstowe Ferry.  


The film has been shot over 2 years by Director and Cameraman Tim Curtis (Video East), Produced by Malcolm Hodd.


Some of the production team will be available for a Q&A at the end of this screening.


This screening is part of the Deben Macmillan Challenge and all profits are going to Macmillan Cancer Support in Suffolk.

Fleabag

Fleabag (15)

Thursday 12 Sep 20197:30pm

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.


Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.


Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.


Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.


Age recommendation 16+

One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

Thursday 26 Sep 20197:00pm

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.


Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni (12A Live)

Tuesday 8 Oct 20196:45pm

The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control.


Don Giovanni continues to seduce and betray with his usual rapacity. Haunted by the ghost of the murdered man, he decides to invite him to dinner. The ghost urges him to repent – but Don Giovanni refuses.

Gaugin from the National Gallery London

Gaugin from the National Gallery London

Tuesday 15 Oct 20197:30pm
Sunday 20 Oct 20193:00pm

Cinematic documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK followed by an exclusive private view of the forthcoming National Gallery exhibition ‘Gauguin Portraits’. This is also the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Gauguin.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream (12A)

Thursday 17 Oct 20197:30pm (Recorded Broadcast)

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.


Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.


Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale (12A Live)

Thursday 24 Oct 20197:30pm

Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.


The marriage takes place – witnessed by a fake notary – after which the young bride becomes utterly overbearing and unpleasant, tormenting her ‘husband’. When Pasquale discovers a note from his ‘wife’ arranging a rendezvous with a lover, he determines to confront her and end his misery. The conspirators are now set to reveal their trickery, but will Don Pasquale forgive them?

Leonardo: The Works

Leonardo: The Works

Sunday 3 Nov 20193:00pm

Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death: for the first time ever, all of Leonardo's paintings will be shown on the big screen. Shot on locations around the world. The film looks afresh at his life - his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight, and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day - through the prism of art.


TICKET DEAL!


All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket! This offer can only be redeemed by phone or in person at the box office.

Concerto/Enigma Variations

Concerto/Enigma Variations (12A Live)

Tuesday 5 Nov 20197:15pm

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of the Company’s heritage.

Hansard

Hansard (15)

Thursday 7 Nov 20197:00pm

Hansard; noun. The official report of all parliamentary debates.


See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.


It's a summer's morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems.


Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.


Don't miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live's 10th birthday season.

Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

Wednesday 20 Nov 20197:00pm

In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value? Timon has it all - money, influence, friends. But when the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved. Featuring a "searing central performance" (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter, Timon of Athens is a glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

Present Laughter

Present Laughter (12A)

Thursday 28 Nov 20197:30pm

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.


As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.


Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Coppelia

Coppelia (12A Live)

Tuesday 10 Dec 20197:15pm

Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.


In the house, they are astonished by several mechanical dolls, including Coppélia. Coppélius returns and throws them all out – except Swanilda, who hides and takes Coppélia’s place. When Franz climbs in through a window, Coppélius drugs him and attempts through magic to put his lifeforce into the mechanical Coppélia. Swanilda is able to trick him into believing his spell has worked. In the inevitable happy ending, Coppélius is placated, and Swanilda happily united with Franz as the villagers celebrate their new town bell.

In Search of Beethoven

In Search of Beethoven

Monday 16 Dec 20197:30pm

This film addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate of deafness and who searched for his 'immortal beloved' but remained unmarried. It brings together the world's leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer.


TICKET DEAL!


All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket. This offer can only be redeemed by phone or in person at the box office.

ROH The Nutcracker

ROH The Nutcracker (12A Live)

Tuesday 17 Dec 20197:15pm

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.


The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty (12A Live)

Thursday 16 Jan 20207:15pm

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.


On her 16th birthday, Aurora discovers the spindle and pricks her finger. She falls into an enchanted sleep, and the whole palace sleeps with her. One hundred years later, Prince Florimund discovers the palace, hidden deep within a great, dark forest. He wakes Aurora with a kiss.

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

Sunday 19 Jan 20203:00pm

Privileged access to the much-anticipated exhibition of his self portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Spanning nearly seven decades his self portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.


TICKET DEAL!


All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket! This offer can only be redeemed by phone or in person at the box office.

La Boheme

La Boheme (12A Live)

Wednesday 29 Jan 20207:45pm

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.


Rodolfo is painfully aware that he cannot afford the medicine and care Mimì needs, and so separates from her. As her sickness takes hold Mimì returns to Rodolfo’s garret. They are joyfully reunited – but, despite the care of Rodolfo and his friends, Mimì dies.

In Search of Mozart

In Search of Mozart

Sunday 2 Feb 20203:00pm

This film traces the composer's life through his music and extensive correspondence. Over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music that takes centre stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart's life fitting around it.


TICKET DEAL!


All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket. This offer can only be redeemed by phone or in person at the box office.

Marston & Scarlett

Marston & Scarlett (12A Live)

Tuesday 25 Feb 20207:15pm

Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

In Search of Chopin

In Search of Chopin

Sunday 1 Mar 20203:00pm

Chopin - who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? For four years, award-winning Phil Grabsky travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.


TICKET DEAL!


All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket. This offer is only redeemable by phone or in person at the box office.

Fidelio

Fidelio (12A Live)

Tuesday 17 Mar 20207:15pm

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

ROH Swan Lake

ROH Swan Lake (12A Live)

Wednesday 1 Apr 20207:15pm

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.


The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.

In Search of Haydn

In Search of Haydn

Sunday 5 Apr 20203:00pm

Phil Grabsky's biographical account of Haydn's life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world's most celebrated musicians. The emphasis of the film, as with all the 'In Search Of' films, is on the performance - and interpretation - of the works of Haydn, the composer both Mozart and Beethoven lookde up to.


TICKET DEAL!


All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket. This offer is only redeemable by phone or in person at the box office.

Easter in Art

Easter in Art

Sunday 12 Apr 20203:00pm

A stunning film on the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. Shot on location in Jerusalem, USA, and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages.


TICKET DEAL!


All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket. This offer can only be redeemed by phone or in person at the box office.

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (12A Live)

Tuesday 21 Apr 20207:00pm

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double act, but they were written independently. Cavalleria rusticana came first, its hugely successful premiere in 1890 doubtless an influence on Leoncavallo. His Pagliacci in 1892 was another triumph. The two works, each undeniable masterpieces of the verismo tradition of realism, share dramatic concision, melodic richness and an obsession with violent jealousy.


Damiano Michieletto’s production was an Olivier-Award-winning hit when first presented in 2015. He sets both operas within the same village, allowing characters from one piece to reappear in the other and offering theatrical realism within visuals that are modern and yet timeless. The production was widely praised at its premiere, and summarized by the Financial Times as ‘a gripping evening all round’.

The Dante Project

The Dante Project (12A Live)

Thursday 28 May 20207:15pm

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

Elektra

Elektra (12A Live)

Thursday 18 Jun 20207:45pm

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Sunday 12 Jul 20203:00pm

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of the one of the most prevalent female icons. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world renowned Kahlo curators and using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works, we examine how great an artist she can be considered. It explored the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases.


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All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket. This offer can only be redeemed by phone or in person at the box office.

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey

Wednesday 16 Dec 20207:30pm

Filmed over four years, Concerto - A Beethoven Journey follows world-class pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he attempts to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven's five paino concertos. Considered one of the top pianists of his age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a leading pianist and access to his personal and professional life. Against the background of Leif Ove playing these pieces, the film peels back the many myths of Beethoven's life. Perhaps above all it is the fresh new biography of Beethoven that is most revealing.


TICKET DEAL!


All tickets £13, Students £10 each


If you buy ALL art exhibitions or ALL the composer series tickets in one transaction you can buy each ticket at the discounted rate of £10 per ticket. This offer can only be redeemed by phone or in person at the box office.