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Monday 25th February - Monday Night Cinema: Christopher Robin PG

7.30pm £5/£4

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Marc Forster 114 mins 2018

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Wednesday 27th February - Oscar Wilde Season: Lady Windermere’s Fan (Encore)

7pm £12/£10

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

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Monday 4th March - Monday Night Cinema: The Children Act 12A

7.30pm £5/£4

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

Richard Eyre 105 mins 2018

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Monday 11th March - Monday Night Cinema: Alpha 12A

7.30pm £5/£4

In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.

Albert Hughes 96 mins 2018

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Monday 18th March - Monday Night Cinema: BlackkKlansman

7.30 £5/£4

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.

Spike Lee 135 mins 2018

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Thursday 21st March: Comedy at The Edge - Jack Dee (Work In Progress)

8pm £15

JACK DEE – WORK IN PROGRESS 14+

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Join Jack Dee as he takes to the road trying out new material for his forthcoming UK tour.

“In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says Jack.

Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair of the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Other credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two and being the star of C4’s, The Jack Dee Show, Jack Dee’s Saturday NightJack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. “In fact,” explains Jack, “I’ve appeared in every single TV show with my name in the title”.

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Monday 25th March - Monday Night Cinema: Cold War 15

£5/£4A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.

Pawel Pawlikowski 88 mins 2018

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Wednesday 27th March - Oscar Wilde Season: An Ideal Husband (Encore)

7pm £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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Monday 1st April - Monday Night Cinema: Puzzle 15

7.30pm £5/£4

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

Marc Turtletaub 93 mins 2018

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Tuesday 2nd April - ROH Live: La Forza Del Destino

6.15pm £12/£10

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

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Monday 8th April - Monday Night Cinema: Crazy Rich Asians 12A

7.30pm £5/£4

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

Jon M. Chu 120 mins 2018

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Thursday 11th April - NT Live: All About Eve

7pm £12/£10

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design.

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Wednesday 17th April - RSC Live: As You Like it

7pm £12/£10

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

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Tuesday 30th April - ROH Live: Faust

6.45pm £12/£10

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

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Wednesday 1st May - Oscar Wilde Season: The Importance of Being Earnest (Encore)

7.15pm £12/£10

A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved 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. This is the fourth and final 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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Oscar


Friday 3rd May 2019 - Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

7.30pm £14

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.

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Justin Moorhouse


Wednesday 8th May - The Australian Ballet: Spartacus

7pm £12/£10

In 2019, one of The Australian Ballet’s most popular works springs to new life. Spartacus tells the story of a gladiator who led a slaves’ rebellion against the Roman empire. Charting the journey of a man finding passionate love, his mission and freedom, the ballet showcases the company at their spirited and athletic best.

Think ballet is all pointe shoes and tutus? Think again.

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Sunday 12th May - Comedy at The Edge: Seann Walsh

7.30pm £15

After This One, I’m Going Home: Seann Walsh

“Lie-In King & Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation.” (The Guardian). This dishevelled, fiery, animated & fiercely idle millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK – and fast becoming a favourite comedy character actor.

Now back from his American run – and US TV debut – Seann is on tour & coming to Much Wenlock. Don’t miss him!

‘A cracking good show’ – The Telegraph

‘One of comedy’s hottest properties…very talented, very funny’ – London Evening Standard

‘He remains one of the most entertaining observational comics on the block’ – The Independent”

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Seann Walsh


Tuesday 14th May - NT Live: All My Sons

7pm £12/£10

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

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Tuesday 21st May - Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

6.45pm £12/£10

Matthew Bourne’s iconic and award-winning Swan Lake filmed especially for cinemas. A thrilling, audacious and witty production celebrated by dance fans around the world. Now re-imagined for a new 21st century revival and filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in January 2019. Renowned for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble danced to Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognisable score performed by a live orchestra. Winner of thirty international theatre awards including an Olivier & three Tony Awards. Starring Will Bozier as the Swan/Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.

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Friday 31st May - Music at The Edge: Remi Harris

7.30pm £12

Remi Harris is an exciting Jazz & Blues guitarist from the UK who’s unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin. He has performed at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.

In his live shows Remi plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, improvisations, original compositions and new arrangements of his favourite tunes. He plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and the shows are interspersed with his commentary about the history of the music and instruments he’s playing.

For Tickets please contact Dani on 01584 881 564 / 07814 986 868 or email to yardbirdarts@gmail.com 

 

 


Tuesday 25th June - Northern Ballet: Victoria

7pm £12/£10

In celebration of her bicentenary year, Northern Ballet’s major new production brings the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance. Choreographed by Cathy Marston, creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Jane Eyre, Victoria reveals the passion, tragedy and fierce devotion of one of Britain’s most iconic monarchs, told through the eyes of her youngest child Beatrice.

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Thursday 27th June- NT Live: Small Island

7pm £12/£10

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

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Friday 11th October - Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

7.30pm £18

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

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Friday 18th October - Henry Paker: Man Alive / UK Tour 2019

7.30pm £12

Star of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Josh (BBC3) and co-writer and star of Radio 4’s Small Scenes, Henry’s latest show is a unique mixture of stand-up comedy and illustration which took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm.

A delightfully twisty and turny hour in which Henry uses cartoons to tell a story about a lonely man who lives in a forest in a house full of clocks, alongside delivering stand-up routines about marriage, commuting and dark chocolate. Somewhere between a graphic novel, a stand-up show and a fairy tale.

‘An introvert’s fantasia….Paker exceeds your expectations in a wonderfully ingenious way’ **** The Times

**** The Skinny

‘A quirky, touching piece of comedy, clever enough to work on a number of levels which leave audience members each with a different favourite moment’ 4 stars, The Skinny

***** (5 stars) Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“A natural born comedian” Michael McIntyre.

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Thursday 31st October - Northern Ballet: Dracula Live

7.15pm £12/£10

Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on in this extraordinary production from Northern Ballet, played out through a unique blend of sensuous dancing, gripping theatre and Gothic sets. Broadcast LIVE to cinemas for Halloween, Dracula is ballet with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more.

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