SCREENING | MET OPERA: SAMSON ET DALILA | SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER

Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years.

Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender, though. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix ” marks the climax of his seduction—and his betrayal. He reveals to Dalila the secret of his strength, and immediately, his fate is sealed. Imprisoned, blinded, and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly? Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.

£15 adult  / £10 under 18s advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

The on the door price is exclusive to Met Opera screenings

Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.

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SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST | MONDAY 29 OCTOBER

Puccini’s gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini.

Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del West combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera.

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gunslinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts.

 

 

£10 under 18s / £15 adults advance and on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

The on the door price is exclusive to Met Opera screenings

Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.

Duration: 240 minutes

Unreserved seating 

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SCREENING | ALLELUJAH! | THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER

Alan Bennett’s celebrated new play is broadcast to the Marine direct from London’s Bridge Theatre

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.

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 efficiency drive. 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.
Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent

 

Duration: 170 minutes 

Certificate 15

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

Seated

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SCREENING | MET OPERA: MARNIE | SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly’s Marnie receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season, and is broadcast live to the Marine

A young woman lies, cheats, and steals her way through life, propelled by compulsions she can neither control nor understand. A wealthy man catches her red-handed and blackmails her into marrying him. Will the truth about her past send her to jail or set her free?

 

Based on the novel that also inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly’s Marnie was co-commissioned and co-produced with the English National Opera and receives its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars in the title role, opposite baritone Christopher Maltman as her husband. Costume design is by Madonna’s collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production.

£15 adult / £10 under 18s advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

The on the door price is exclusive to Met Opera screenings.

Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.

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SCREENING | RSC LIVE: TROILUS & CRESSIDA | WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

RSC Live: “Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion”

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare’s home town.

The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.

Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida’s uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.

With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.

Duration: 240 minutes

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

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SCREENING | NTL: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE | TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Alan Bennett’s Multi-award-winning drama will be broadcast live to the Marine, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

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.

 

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

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SCREENING | THE KING AND I | THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to the Marine 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

Duration: 180 minutes

£11 advance, £13.50 on the door

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

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SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA TRAVIATA | MONDAY 17 DECEMBER

New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy.

Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo—tenor Juan Diego Flórez—declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken—and bent on revenge.

Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons.

£15 adult  / £10 under 18s advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

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Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.

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SCREENING | NT LIVE: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA | FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

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. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

 

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Duration: 220 minutes

£11 advance / £13.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

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