Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
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Terence Davies 125 mins 2017
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Jonathan Teplitzky 105 mins 2017
96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.
Lasse Hallström 100 2017
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances.
Marc Webb 101 mins 2017
Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Roger Michell 106 mins 2017
A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin’s mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Mick Jackson 109 mins 2017
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal
Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers,
David Lean 216 mins time 1962
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”. Starring Kara Tointon and Adrian Edmonson.
Christopher Nolan 106 mins 2017
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.
On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
★★★★ “A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted” Sunday Times
★★★★ “A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable” The Independent
★★★★ “Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth” The Metro
Steven Soderbergh 118 mins 2017
Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.
Juan Carlos Medina 109 mins 2017
A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible.
HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI: ALTERNATIVE, FACT.
The Radio 4 favourite, BAFTA winner and regular on BBC’s Question Time, This Week and Daily Politics tours a brand new show following its critically acclaimed run performed to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join Hardeep as he gives his unique take on the political climate combined with his trademark ‘quick witted patter’ ★★★★ (The Skinny).
‘Something quite special… in-between the laughter are stories of genuine power’ ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby
‘Immensely Funny’ – Daily Express
‘Enigmatic, entertaining and deserving of his long, loud round of applause’ ★★★★ – The Wee Review
‘Kohli navigates the subject matter with a unique grace and style, balanced with some fabulous punchlines’ ★★★★- Fest
‘Consistently thought-provoking’ ★★★★- Voice
Kathryn Bigelow 143 mins 2017
Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.
Taylor Sheridan 107 mins 2017
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
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 womanreally 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.
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly the most prolific. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, a series of events which sparked one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However, she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate. She claimed then, and for the rest of the life, that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her.
Actor Liz Grand (previous one-woman show ‘The Second Best Bed’) presents her new one-woman show ‘Where Is Mrs Christie?’ Did Agatha Christie lie, and if so why? Did she suffer from amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret involved in this disappearance which was to affect her for the rest of her life? The answer to all these questions will, as in all good thrillers, be revealed!
Stephen Frears 115 mins 2017
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.
‘Something wicked this way comes’
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.
Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.
Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…
‘Super-sharp wit’ (Time Out).
‘Please clap’ (Jeb Bush).
‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ***** The Scotsman
Presenting The Marley Experience the UK’s No1 sound , look & Vibe alike Bob Marley & The Wailers Tribute band. Performing the hits, classics & singalongs from the extensive Bob Marley & the Wailers catalog like Punky Reggae Party, One Love , Jamming, No woman No Cry, I Shot the Sheriff, Kinky Reggae & many many more.
Lionart (Lead Vocals ) has performed on stage alongside famous Reggae stars such as Stephen Marley, Dawn Penn, Errol Dunkley, David (Ram Dance) Rodigan & has been the lead vocalist in bands such as the Friendly fire band & the Roots Ambassadors as well as playing trumpet for Reggae band Natural Mystic. Lionart has enjoyed performing at UK festivals the most notable being Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, One love Festival, Reggae Garden festival & many more. He as also performed overseas in Italy, Turkey, Spain & the Netherlands & aims to bring the international message of peace & love Worldwide.
Lionart has a natural flare for all things Bob Marley & as well as being a close look alike & authentic sound alike , Lionart brings the the passion of the legendary Bob Marley to his performances.
THE BAND ( The Hailers )
The band named “ The Hailers” are a group of seasoned professionals with many of our band members appearing on stage with the likes of Pato Banton, Maxi Priest, the Skatalites, members of the Junior Marvin’s “Wailers band”& many more. Also featuring drummer ” Charlie “Aitch” Bembridge” from the famous UK Ska band ” Selecter”. All of our band members are dedicated & committed to bringing our audiences to closest thing to the original Wailers sound paying Tribute to the Originator & undisputed King of Reggae Music…The Honorable Mr Robert Nesta Marley better known as………….
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
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
What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heart-breaking consequences.
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.
For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…
7.30pm £17 16+
One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another
onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and
recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary’s shows are
renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags.
You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018/9. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.
★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their
entire careers…Quite brilliant’ Scotsman
★★★★ ‘A master craftsman’ Times
★★★★ ‘One of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner’’ Chortle