All posts by Paul Brothwood

Thursday 3rd May – ROH: Manon

7.15pm £12/£10

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

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MANON ; Music by Massenet ; Choreography by MacMillan ; Federico Bonelli (as Des Grieux) and Marianela Nunez (as Manon) ; Set designed by Nicholas Georgiadis ; Costume designed by Nicholas Georgiadis ; Lighting design by John B. Read ; The Royal Ballet ; At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 24 September 2014 ; Credit: Alice Pennefather / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL ;

Thursday 10th May- NT Live: Macbeth

7pm £12/£10

Directed by Rufus Norris

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Photograph (Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear) by Jack Davison

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Tuesday May 15th – Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

7pm £12/£10

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the

Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall inlove before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. This special dance screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne exclusively for cinemas.

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Wednesday 16th May: An American in Paris – The Musical

7pm £12/£10

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war…

Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

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Tuesday June 5th – Oscar Wilde Season: An Ideal Husband

£12/£10

A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

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Tuesday 12th June – ROH: SWAN LAKE

7.15pm £12/£10

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 Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

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Swan Lake

Wednesday 20th June: Berliner Philharmoniker – SIR SIMON RATTLE’S FAREWELL CONCERT

6.30pm £12/£10

On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, I felt that I was finding my voice on that day. Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 June 2018, with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.

The Berliner Philharmonikerorchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle for the last time

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 8

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Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th July: WBS Dance Presents Summer Dance

7.30 pm £5/£4

Our annual celebration of the many levels and styles of dance taught and developed at William Brookes. From A Level students who will be presenting their own choreography, to GCSE work and dance club presentations from students of all ages, these two evenings are a wonderful showcase of the dance work which has been created this year. Book early!

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