Screenings

  • SCREENING | AN IDEAL HUSBAND | TUESDAY 5 JUNE - A new production of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece will be broadcast from the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End. An Ideal Husband explores corruption and morality, bringing an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London […]
  • SCREENING | BOLSHOI BALLET: COPPELIA | SUNDAY 10 JUNE - A Bolshoi ballet screening   Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…  The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original […]
  • SCREENING | ROYAL BALLET : SWAN LAKE | TUESDAY 12 JUNE - Screened from the Royal Opera House, this is a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the […]
  • SCREENING | GLYNDEBOURNE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY | TUESDAY 26 JUNE - Puccini’s opera​ is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. When an innocent young Geisha meets an American naval officer she falls instantly and deeply in love. Giving up her family and her faith, she risks all in marriage to […]
  • SCREENING | GLYNDEBOURNE: SAUL | THURSDAY 26 JULY - George Frideric Handel’s Saul, which was recorded live at Glyndebourne in 2015 David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and […]
  • SCREENING | ANDRE RIEU: AMORE, MY TRIBUTE TO LOVE | SATURDAY 28 & SUNDAY 29 JULY - One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened, as he performs his hometown shows this year with a celebration of love. ‘Amore – My Tribute to Love’, is the renowned violinist’s tribute to his love for […]
  • SCREENING | 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 […]
  • SCREENING | GLYNDEBOURNE: VANESSA | TUESDAY 14 AUGUST - Samuel Barber’s Vanessa broadcast live from Glyndebourne   A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists.   Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But […]
  • SCREENING | 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, […]
  • 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.   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 […]
  • 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 […]