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Royal Opera House Live: Turandot

Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama.

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Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (Sing-along) (PG)

Dir: Matthew Wachus | 117 mins

Matilda Wormwood is a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination - and the worst parents in the world.

While her parents content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind she is a quiet observer, thinking up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge.

On meeting her inspirational teacher Miss Honey, Matilda is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales. Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the huge and villainous Miss Trunchbull.

Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won't forget.

‘We are revolting children, living in revolting times! Tim Minchin’s genius lyrics make this a smash hit, with Alisha Weir, for all ages. See you at the singalong version’ Metro

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Empire Of Light (15)

Dir: Sam Mendes 2022 | 115 mins

Set in Margate in the early 1980s, Olivia Colman stars as Hilary.

Hilary is the duty manager at the local cinema. She lives a lonely life and is struggling with her mental health, following a break down.

Hilary’s world is turned upside down when by the arrival of new employee Stephen – a young black man who is half her age.

In this Thatcher era town, Stephen encounters racism on a daily basis. He is as lonely as Hilary.

The two become best friends and then lovers.

A compelling and poignant drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times.

With a stellar cast including BAFTA winner Micheal Ward (Blue Story, Top Boy), Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) and Toby Jones (Infamous, Detectorists).

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Tar (15)

Dir: Todd Field 2022 | 158 mins

Cate Blanchett stars as Lydia Tár, an iconic pianist, composer and conductor.

She is the very first female director of a major German orchestra and widely considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors.

A chilling examination of the changing nature of power, its impact and durability in our modern world.

‘Cate Blanchett dazzles as monstrous maestro’ ★★★★★ Guardian

‘Cate Blanchett is on top form as a conductor who experiences a swift fall from grace in Todd Fields' piercing psychodrama’ ★★★★★ Little White Lies

‘It’s a phenomenal picture, supported by top-tier crew’ ★★★★★ Observer

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National Theatre Live: Othello

by William Shakespeare

directed by Clint Dyer

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwean (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. 

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.  

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Anything Goes - The Musical

Encore screenings from the Barbican of the classic musical comedy.

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National Theatre Live: Good

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.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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