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King of Thieves

King of Thieves (15)

Wednesday 26 Sep 20182:30pm5:00pm7:45pm
Thursday 27 Sep 201810:30am1:30pm4:00pm
Friday 28 Sep 201810:30am1:30pm
Saturday 29 Sep 20182:30pm5:00pm
Sunday 30 Sep 20183:00pm6:00pm
Monday 1 Oct 20182:30pm5:00pm
Tuesday 2 Oct 20182:30pm7:45pm
Wednesday 3 Oct 20182:30pm5:00pm
Thursday 4 Oct 20181:30pm4:00pm

A crew of retired crooks pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district.

King Lear

King Lear (12A Live)

Thursday 27 Sep 20187:00pm

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.


Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.


Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Richard Digance live On stage

Richard Digance live On stage

Friday 28 Sep 20187:30pm

Richard Digance Live On Stage

The Seagull

The Seagull (12A)

Saturday 29 Sep 20187:45pm
Tuesday 2 Oct 201810:30am5:00pm
Wednesday 3 Oct 20187:45pm
Friday 5 Oct 20182:30pm
Monday 8 Oct 20185:00pm7:45pm
Tuesday 9 Oct 20183:00pm
Wednesday 10 Oct 20182:30pm7:45pm
Thursday 11 Oct 20182:30pm5:00pm

An aging actress named Irina Arkadina pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, as the actress all her life has consumed and rejected her son, who loves Nina. The victims are destroyed while the sophisticates continue on their way.

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale (12A Live)

Thursday 4 Oct 20187:15pm

Polixenes, King of Bohemia, has been on a nine-month visit to the court of his childhood friend Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his wife, Queen Hermione.


Groundlessly, Leontes becomes convinced that his heavily pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes.


He tries to persuade his most trusted courtier, Camillo, to poison Polixenes.


Convinced of the queen's innocence, Camillo warns Polixenes and they depart for Bohemia together.

Vertigo

Vertigo (PG)

Friday 5 Oct 201810:30am (Silver Screen)

An ex-police officer who suffers from an intense fear of heights is hired to prevent an old friend's wife from committing suicide, but all is not as it seems. Hitchcock's haunting, compelling masterpiece is uniquely revelatory about the director's own predilections and hang-ups and is widely considered to be one of his masterworks.

Big Night

Big Night (15)

Friday 5 Oct 20186:00pm

Food is a staple of Italian-American film and TV, from Martin Scorsese to The Sopranos, but BIG NIGHT offers the ultimate onscreen 'banchetto'. Stanley Tucci plays the restaurant owner who plans to turn around his ailing fortunes with one almighty culinary blowout. The piece de resistance is the creation of a timpani - a spectacularly mouth-watering pie filled with meat, fish, cheese and pasta.


Screening introduced by film critic and broadcaster, Nigel Floyd.


Screening preceded by the short film WESTERN SPAGHETTI

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead (15)

Friday 5 Oct 201812:00am (Sat)

George A. Romero's seminal shocker singlehandedly devised the modern zombie - arguably cinema's most ravenous gourmand. Its flesh-eating antiics might be more stomach-churning than appetite-whettting, but aftere fifty years this claustrophobic classic has lost none of its bite.


This is screening as part of our festival Film Feast Suffolk. For full details please visit our festival website www.filmfeastsuffolk.co.uk

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (U)

Saturday 6 Oct 201810:30am (Kids Club)

The late, great Gene Wilder stars as the madcap chocolatier in this cult adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book. The perils of greed and gluttony are reinforced in the timeless tale of a young boy who gains a golden ticket to Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory. With its anarchic humour and memorable songs, this is a sweet treat that will tickle the taste-buds of both nostalgic adults and younger first-timers.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (15)

Saturday 6 Oct 20181:00pm

Food is so great, so why on earth would we ever waste a morsel? But unfortunately the human race discards around 1.3 billion tons a year. This documentary not only delves into this troublingly serious issue, but at the same time offers some creative and mouth-watering solutions to a global crisis.


Followed by a Food-For-Thought panel discussion live on stage on the subject of food waste in our region.


This is screening as part of our festival Film Feast Suffolk. For full details please visit our festival website www.filmfeastsuffolk.co.uk

Tampopo

Tampopo (15)

Saturday 6 Oct 20184:30pm

Described as the first "ramen western", Juzo Itami's wild and episodic film follows a deadpan trucker who rides into town offering to reinvigorate a maiden's noodle-bar menu. Itami also presents several hilarious side-dish skits on issues like the etiquette of spaghetti-eating and a scene of gastronomic erotica to make 9 1/2 Weeks blush.


Screening introduced by film writer and curator, Jasper Sharp.

Jaws

Jaws (12A)

Saturday 6 Oct 20187:30pm

To offset the carnivorous exploits elsewhere in the festival programme, an laternative tale where humans are the food. Steven Spielberg's classic may be well over 40 years old but it's still guaranteed to keep you out of the water.


This is screening as part of our festival Film Feast Suffolk. For full details please visit our festival website www.filmfeastsuffolk.co.uk

Ruth Watson & India Knight

Ruth Watson & India Knight

Sunday 7 Oct 201810:30am

The Sunday Times journalist and author, India Knight, will be interviewed live on-stage by our patron, Ruth Watson.


India currently writes a weekly comment column and a beauty column for The Sunday Times, she is also the author of four novels and four non-fiction books (two of which include food books), all of which were published by Penguin.


Ruth is TV's former Hotel Inspector and has written many books herself on the subject of food, as well as recently helming The Crown and Castle at Orford.

Sour Grapes

Sour Grapes (15)

Sunday 7 Oct 20181:00pm

Has there ever been a more cautionary tale about food and drink's intoxicating power over our sense of reason? This gripping documentary about Rudy Kurniawan, an Indonesian con-man who disrupted the entire global luxury wine market by repackaging plain plonk in vintage bottles, is uncorked with the explosive force of a crime thriller.


This is screening as part of our festival Film Feast Suffolk. For full details please visit our festival website www.filmfeastsuffolk.co.uk

The Cake Shop Demo

The Cake Shop Demo

Sunday 7 Oct 20183:30pm

In 2014 The Cake Shop in Woodbridge won ITV's Britain's Best Bakery Award. A year later they were named "Best Family Business" and "Best Independent Retailer" at the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards and then last year their very own David Wright won "Britain's Baker of the Year". David will be live on-stage baking or cooking up a storm for our delectation.

Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast (U)

Sunday 7 Oct 20185:00pm

Gastronomic wonders abound in this celebration of French cuisine's eternal riches. A cook repays the Danish nuns who raised her by preparing them an outrageous feast. The lavish spread awakens the taste buds of those accustomed to more austere fare - and the film performed the same trick on Anglo-Saxon audiences, winning an Oscar and BAFTA.



Screening preceded by the short film FRESH GUACAMOLE.

Sideways

Sideways (15)

Sunday 7 Oct 20187:30pm

The widely admired, Oscar-winning comedy famously set Merlot sales tumbling (and boosted those of Pinot Noir) based on its lead character’s acidly aired wine reviews. As we close FIlm Feast Suffolk 2018 it’s time to celebrate food’s eternal (and often more enjoyable) bedfellow – drink!


This is screening as part of our festival Film Feast Suffolk. For full details please visit our festival website www.filmfeastsuffolk.co.uk

The Rider

The Rider (15)

Monday 8 Oct 20182:30pm
Tuesday 9 Oct 201810:30am
Wednesday 10 Oct 20185:00pm
Thursday 11 Oct 20187:45pm

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest (12A Live)

Tuesday 9 Oct 20187:15pm

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. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger (12A)

Friday 12 Oct 20182:00pm5:00pm
Saturday 13 Oct 20185:00pm7:45pm
Sunday 14 Oct 20186:00pm
Monday 15 Oct 20181:15pm (Closed)4:15pm
Tuesday 16 Oct 201810:30am5:00pm7:45pm
Wednesday 17 Oct 20182:00pm (Closed)7:45pm
Thursday 18 Oct 20182:00pm (Closed)5:00pm

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.

Cliff Richard live

Cliff Richard live (12A Live)

Friday 12 Oct 20188:00pm

Britain's Ultimate Pop Star, Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.

Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3 (PG)

Saturday 13 Oct 20182:30pm

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.


Cliff Richard (Encore)

Cliff Richard (Encore) (12A Live)

Sunday 14 Oct 20183:00pm

Britain's Ultimate Pop Star, Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.

Mayerling

Mayerling (12A Live)

Monday 15 Oct 20187:15pm

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary is emotionally unstable and haunted by his obsession with death. He is forced to marry Princess Stephanie. Soon afterwards his former lover Marie Larisch introduces him to a new mistress, Mary Vetsera, a young woman who shares his morbid fascination.


At the hunting lodge Mayerling, Rudolf and Mary form a suicide pact. They make love before Rudolf shoots first Mary and then himself. The royal family desperately covers up the tragedy.

Nureyev

Nureyev (12A)

Tuesday 16 Oct 20182:00pm
Wednesday 17 Oct 20185:00pm
Thursday 18 Oct 20187:45pm

The striking and moving documentary traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male ballet dancer of all time, who transcended the dance world to become a global icon.


It charts his rise from humble beginnings, to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world.


As well as providing an unparalleled insight into the man, Nureyev contextualises the time in which he lived, exploring the charged political divide between Russia and the West and the critical role that Nureyev played as a cultural and global phenomenon.


Blending never-before-seen footage, an original score by award-winning composer Alex Baranowski, and a spellbinding series of exclusive modern dance tableaux – produced by Rattling Stick and directed by Royal Ballet alumnus Russell Maliphant, Nureyev is a theatrical and cinematic experience like no other biopic.

On The Town

On The Town (U)

Friday 19 Oct 201810:30am (Silver Screen)
Monday 22 Oct 201810:30am (Dementia Friendly)

Fun-loving sailors Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) have 24 hours of shore leave in New York City, and they want to make every second count. While Chip hooks up with loudmouth cab driver Brunhilde (Betty Garrett) and Ozzie swoons for prim anthropologist Claire (Ann Miller), Gabey falls in love with an actress he sees in an advertisement, Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen). Leonard Bernstein, with lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, provides the music.

The House With a Clock in its Walls

The House With a Clock in its Walls (12A)

Friday 19 Oct 20182:30pm (Closed)5:00pm7:45pm
Saturday 20 Oct 20182:30pm5:00pm7:45pm
Sunday 21 Oct 20183:00pm
Monday 22 Oct 20182:30pm5:00pm7:45pm
Tuesday 23 Oct 201810:30am2:30pm5:00pm7:45pm
Wednesday 24 Oct 20183:00pm
Thursday 25 Oct 20182:30pm5:00pm7:45pm

Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac Izard, an evil wizard who wanted to cause the Apocalypse so that he could see what happened afterwards. To do this, he constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it's too late, and before Isaac's wife, Selena, gets to it.

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets (U)

Saturday 20 Oct 201810:30am (Kids Club)

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom (12A)

Sunday 21 Oct 20187:15pm

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.


A Charity Screening in aid of Mary's Meals, an international charity which sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.


There will be an exclusive video introduction from the film's star, David Oyelowo.

Funny Girl - The Musical

Funny Girl - The Musical (12A)

Wednesday 24 Oct 20187:30pm

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 in "an unforgettable star turn" (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.


Praised by critics as having "irresistible charm, wit, and warmth" (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as "the greatest star by far" (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including "People", "I'm the Greatest Star", and "Don't Rain on My Parade".


Hilarious, glorius, and "exhilarating" (The Independent), don't miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.

Die Walkure

Die Walkure (12A Live)

Sunday 28 Oct 20185:00pm

Wotan craves the ring, but, bound by his own laws, he can’t retrieve it himself. With a mortal woman he has twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde. He hopes Siegmund will become the free agent he needs to take the ring. Separated at birth, the twins meet as adults and fall in love.


Wotan’s wife Fricka points out that Siegmund can never be independent while he enjoys Wotan’s protection. Wotan bitterly concedes, and Siegmund dies in battle – but the Valkyrie Brünnhilde rescues the pregnant Sieglinde. In punishment for her defiance, Wotan incarcerates Brünnhilde on a rock, surrounded by a ring of fire.

Allelujah!

Allelujah! (12A Live)

Thursday 1 Nov 20187:00pm

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive. Meanwhile, a documentary crew eager to capture its fight for survival follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir (newest member: the Pudsey Nightingale).

Alan Bennett’s new play is as sharp as The History Boys and as funny as The Lady in the Van.

The production will be filmed live and released to cinemas on 1 November

Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter (PG)

Friday 2 Nov 201810:30am (Silver Screen)

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach (U)

Saturday 3 Nov 201810:30am (Kids Club)

An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.

Degas: Passion for Perfection

Degas: Passion for Perfection (12A Live)

Sunday 11 Nov 20183:00pm

This film journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam

Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’

works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of

Paris. It tells the fascinating story of Degas’ obsessive pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new

techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past

masters. Using written accounts by friends and

commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas

himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of

the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.


La Bayadère

La Bayadère (12A Live)

Tuesday 13 Nov 20187:15pm

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

Troilus & Cressida

Troilus & Cressida (12A Live)

Wednesday 14 Nov 20187:00pm

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

Meet Me In St. Louis

Meet Me In St. Louis (U)

Friday 16 Nov 201810:30am (Silver Screen)
Monday 26 Nov 201810:30am (Dementia Friendly)

"Meet Me in St. Louis" is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film spotlights the sisters' education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn't limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end, love -- accompanied by song, dance and period costumes, all in glorious Technicolor -- conquers all.

Madness Of George III

Madness Of George III (12A Live)

Tuesday 20 Nov 20187:00pm

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

The King and I

The King and I (12A Live)

Thursday 29 Nov 20187:30pm

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


Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.


Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

 

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.


“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I.  Book Now.  It’s a hit” - The Times


“We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail


“Looks and sounds ravishing.  Complete rapture” - The Telegraph

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets (U)

Friday 30 Nov 201810:30am (Silver Screen)

When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member (all played by Alec Guinness) who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love (Joan Greenwood) and the widow of one of his victims (Valerie Hobson), his plans go awry.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker (12A Live)

Monday 3 Dec 20187:15pm

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra (12A Live)

Thursday 6 Dec 20187:00pm

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.

The Nutcracker (Encore)

The Nutcracker (Encore) (12A Live)

Sunday 9 Dec 20182:00pm

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

RMTC Presents Christmas Showstoppers

RMTC Presents Christmas Showstoppers

Saturday 15 Dec 20183:00pm (Live Show)7:30pm (Live Show)

The Riverside Musical Theatre Company return to the Riverside stage with a Christmas Showstopper.


Packed full of familiar festive tunes, the choir will be singing Christmas favourites and festive ditties old and new.


Featuring iconic songs from well known musicals.


So don't delay, buy your tickets today.


If you bought a ticket to our Summer Showstoppers show you are entitled to a discounted ticket for our Christmas Show! Please pop into the box office to purchase tickets at the discounted rate.

This offer is only valid until August 31st 2018.

White Christmas

White Christmas (U)

Monday 17 Dec 201810:30am (Dementia Friendly)

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

Andrè Rieu New Year's Concert

Andrè Rieu New Year's Concert (12A Live)

Saturday 5 Jan 20197:00pm

2019 New Years Concert From Sydney.

Andrè Rieu NY Concert (Encore)

Andrè Rieu NY Concert (Encore) (12A Live)

Sunday 6 Jan 20193:00pm

2019 New Year's Concert From Sydney.

The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades (12A Live)

Tuesday 22 Jan 20196:45pm

The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula. Gherman determines to wrest the secret from the Countess, gain a fortune through gambling and marry Liza.


Gherman and Liza admit they love each other, and Gherman persuades Liza to let him into the Countess's room. But when he tries to wrest the Countess's secret from her, she dies of fright. The following evening, the Countess's ghost appears to Gherman. She commands him to marry Liza and tells him the 'secret of the three cards'. But will this help Gherman satisfy his desires or drive him further towards madness?

La Traviata

La Traviata (12A Live)

Wednesday 30 Jan 20196:45pm

Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta's Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country. But Violetta's happiness is destroyed when Alfredo's father Giorgio Germont pays her a visit.


Violetta’s scandalous relationship with Alfredo is jeopardizing Giorgio Germont’s daughter’s engagement, and Germont persuades Violetta to leave his son. Heartbroken, Violetta promises not to tell Alfredo why. Alfredo is stunned when Violetta disappears, and decides she must have left him from self-interest. He confronts her at a Paris party and leaves her. Only when Violetta is dying does he learn the truth.

I'm Not Running

I'm Not Running (12A Live)

Thursday 31 Jan 20197:00pm

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.


Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.


What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?


Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.