On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.
The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.
Live screening (Tuesday) from the Royal Opera House. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love. Bringing the colour and action of Renaissance Verona to the stage - where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy.
WHY? Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th century ballet masterpiece
Recorded in 2016.
Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy. Figaro’s playful energy is brought to life in Annabel Arden’s sparkling production.
Run time approximately 210 minutes.
Dir: Trevor Nunn 2019 | 101 mins, UK
Joan Stanley lives in contented retirement. Her tranquil existence is shockingly shattered as she’s arrested by MI5. Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history. Inspired by an extraordinary true story.
WHY? Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore and Tom Hughes
'Inspired by the true story of KGB spy Melita Norwood' Hollywood Reporter
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£10.50 (£9.50 conc)
Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.
Parent and Baby Screening
The screening on Friday 24 May at 11am is exclusively for parents with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.
Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in 2019. This thrilling, audacious and witty production replaces the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Starring Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.
WHY? Shattering convention and turning tradition upside down
Encore screenings from the Royal Opera House. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern is a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. And a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui brings the contemporary truly up-to-date.
WHY? Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet
An encore screening of Take That’s 2019 Greatest Hits tour from Cardiff's Principality Stadium. Marking their 30th anniversary year, the boys are gearing up for their biggest show yet. Join us to see what the band have in store for this highly anticipated show!
WHY? Filled with fan favourites spanning three decades