SCREENING | EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE | FRIDAY 17 AUGUST

‘This fizzling musical is a blast of fresh air’ ~ The Times 

 

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

Once upon a time, there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted to tell…

So, he approached a documentary filmmaker as you do, and asked if they would help him tell it. The resulting documentary was seen by a theatre director and it inspired him to create a musical. A producing regional theatre backed him. He then bumped into a famous musical theatre star who introduced him to a well-known pop composer who was working with a lyricist and book writer. The theatre put on the production. A major producer saw it and offered them a West End theatre.

The play was Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards.

 

 

£11 advance / £12.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:00 P.M., starts 7:00 P.M.

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SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE : JULIE | THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

A new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to the Marine.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

Certificate 15 – please note this changed

Please note that Julie will contain strobe lighting

£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 | RSC LIVE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR | WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

The only way is Windsor in this new production of Shakespeare’s merry comedy.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. David Troughton returns to the Company as John Falstaff, following his recent title role in Titus Andronicus and Gloucester in King Lear.

Duration 120 minutes, certificate 12A

Screened live from Stratford

£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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TALK AND CINEMA | THE MAN FROM MO’WAX | THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

This is a South-West exclusive: the brand new BFI film, with a talk and questions from its star James Lavelle.

The Man From Mo’Wax is the energetic and phenomenal journey, charting the life and career of DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle, his pioneering record label Mo’Wax and his phenomenal rise to fame with the genre defining UNKLE album, Psyence Fiction.

The film gives audiences a remarkable ‘behind the curtain’ look at the music industry and a rare opportunity to experience never before seen personal archive and exclusive home videos from both James Lavelle & DJ Shadow (one of UNKLE’s many collaborators). The film also stars Joshua Homme, Ian Brown, Thom Yorke, Badly Drawn Boy, Futura. Grandmaster Flash and 3D of Massive Attack.

Duration of film 109 minutes

£6 advance / £8 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

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SCREENING | NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: KING LEAR | THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear at the Marine.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

 

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

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

Unreserved seating

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SCREENING | MET OPERA: AIDA | MONDAY 8 OCTOBER

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production.

A scene from Verdi’s “Aida”.
Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

 

Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili—is an implacable rival for Radamès’s affections. Then, when Radamès goes into battle, he unwittingly captures Aida’s father as a prisoner of war. As Aida and Radamès face impossible choices between patriotism, passion, and paternal bonds, the stage is set for tragedy. With heart-stopping music and spectacular set pieces, including the famous Triumphal March, Verdi’s towering masterpiece opens the new Live in HD season with a bang.

This is an encore screening

£12 advance / £14.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

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

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SCREENING | THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST | TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER

A ‘brilliantly funny’ (★★★★ Times) and ‘charming’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) new production of one of the funniest plays in English will be broadcast live to the Marine from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

Wilde’s witty masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

Michael Fentiman’s ‘absolutely hilarious’ (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage) adaptation stars Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).

This is the ‘magnificent’ (★★★★ Sunday Times) final instalment of Classic Spring’s critically acclaimed Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright.

£12 advance / £14.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 6:15 P.M., starts 7:15 P.M.

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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

 

£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 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 / £14 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

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

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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