Live screening from the National Theatre.
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
WHY? Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in this new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy
Broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London (Thursday).
Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig.
WHY? David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy
Run Time TBC
A live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon of Shakespeare's epic political tragedy.
Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.
WHY? Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action
Broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London (Thursday).
Gino is a drifter. At a road side restaurant, he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband.
WHY? Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film
Obsession follows Ivo van Hove's ★★★★★ production of Roman Tragedies at the Barbican
Live screening from Stratford-upon-Avon.
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. He has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra. His passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
WHY? Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty
'[Josette] Simon seems born to play Cleopatra and she gives us a hypnotically mercurial figure' The Guardian
Click here to read The Guardian's review in full.
Discover Japan’s greatest artist in this groundbreaking documentary.
Focusing on the work, life and times of Katsushika Hokusai, the film uses stunning close-ups and expert insights to illustrate his wide-ranging influence and extraordinary legacy.
WHY? Your own exclusive private view of the major exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave
Live screening (Wednesday).
The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme by its founder choreographer Frederick Ashton.
WHY? Emmanuel Plasson conducts accompanying music by Mendelssohn, Franck and Liszt
Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. This poignant tale unfolds through Verdi’s robust, full-hearted and full-throated score.
WHY? ‘With a team this thrilling and a production so intelligent, Glyndebourne has a sure-fire hit on its hands’ ★★★★★ The Observer
Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale.
This wondrously inventive production is a delight for children and adults alike. Expect a riot of magic, music and make-believe.
WHY? ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production’ ★★★★★ Radio Times
Click here to read the review in full.
Live screening (Thursday).
). An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.
WHY? This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution
Live screening (Wednesday).
A new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner. Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello, Soprano Maria Agresta is his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago.
WHY? Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder
The world premiere of Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical new opera. His music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale.
A new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two part play, directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse).
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex.
A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works. Delivering all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him.