Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.
The Sleeping Beauty holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden after World War II. In 2006, this original staging was revived and has been delighting audiences ever since.
Frederick Ashton famously cited the pure classicism of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet as a private lesson in the atmospheric art and craft of choreography. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Servants Figaro and Susanna are filled with excitement on their wedding day, but there’s a hitch: their employer, the Count Almaviva, has dishonourable intentions of his own towards the bride-to-be.
With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story of Mozart’s comic opera will surprise and delight you at every turn. Come for the music and stay for the cross-dressing hilarity, all unfolding over the course of one crazy, topsy-turvy day in the Almaviva household. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a truly international cast in David McVicar’s timeless production.
The performance will last approximately 3 hours 35 minutes, including one 30 minute interval.
David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama.
In 1968 America two men fight to become the next president. But all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal.
During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever.
Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons) directs this blistering political thriller, filmed live in London’s West End.
Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama.
In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed.
But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret. When life hangs in the balance, can love conquer all?
Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels (featuring the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’), while Andrei Serban’s production draws on Chinese theatrical traditions to evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano conducts Anna Pirozzi in the title role and Yonghoon Lee as Calaf.
Dir: Kapur Shekhar | 109 mins
Documentary maker Zoe is looking for love. Her dating apps deliver an endless stream of Mr Wrongs, much to her eccentric mother’s dismay.
Zoe’s childhood friend Kaz believes that the answer is an arranged (or – as he says – assisted’) marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan.
Zoe decides to make a film about Kaz and his bride to be. She records his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger. Zoe begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a profoundly different approach to finding love.
Stars Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Sajal Aly, Asim Chaudhry and Emma Thompson.
£10.50 | £9.50 conc
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Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Fri 24 Mar 11.30am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups 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.
Dir: Alaux David, Tosti Eric, Tosti Jean-François 2022 | 95 mins
Inspired by Greek myths, this empowering animation sees a mouse prove herself on an adventure battling monsters to save her city. The comedy and fantasy temper the mildly intense moments, and positive values are reinforced.
by Yann Martel, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Max Webster.
Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.
David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.
As the world faces its Second World War, John Halder, a good, intelligent German professor, finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences.
Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke (Follies) directs C.P Taylor’s timely tale, with a cast that also features Elliot Levey (Coriolanus) and Sharron Small (The Bay). Filmed live at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London.
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