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That Good Night (12A)

That Good Night

This enthralling film is a wonderful tribute to the late John Hurt. He plays Ralph, a once famous writer who is terminally ill and wants to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son Michael.

When Michael comes to his Portuguese villa, Ralph's long-suffering wife looks to create the perfect environment, but he manages to ruin things by picking a fight with his son’s girlfriend. The clock is ticking, as Ralph has invited a mysterious ‘visitor’ (Charles Dance) to provide him with a painless end to his life. But the visitor plays a devastating trick. Ralph ‘wakes up’ to face the damaged potential that life still holds for him and with his second chance he has a short window of opportunity to right some wrongs.

UK/Portugal 2017 Eric Styles 92m

We are honoured to welcome Anwen Hurt for the Fri 18:15 screening, who has kindly agreed to introduce her late husband’s film.

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Thursday 24 May 201817:45 Book Now

Lean on Pete (15)

Lean on Pete

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, ‘Lean on Pete’.

Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) is a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father (Travis Fimmel), working in warehouses finding some stability is hard. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland where Charley earns cash helping out likable old racing hand Del (Steve Buscemi), who races horses in scrappy local competitions, sometimes with the help of past-it jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny). Charley quickly becomes best friends with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete. Andrew Haigh's (’45 Years’) adaptation of Willy Vlautin's acclaimed novel  makes sure the characters are first and foremost, leading to a film that is an emotional triumph.

UK 2017 Andrew Haigh 121m

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Thursday 24 May 201812:30 Book Now

Black Panther (12A)

Black Panther

This is no ordinary adventure movie – this is an important step in this ever-changing world of film making. This is a film produced, written, and performed by a predominantly black cast and crew.

T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), King of the mythical country Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider (Michael B Jordan) who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. After the 2017 Oscars, many people were outraged that the individual acting nominations were given exclusively to white performers. Since then, the subject of diversity and representation has been especially present, so ‘Black Panther’ may just make positive waves in the world of Hollywood. Also stars Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett and Forrest Whitaker.

USA 2018 Ryan Coogler 134m

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Thursday 24 May 201815:00 Book Now

Padmaavat (12A)


This Hindi-language epic is set in medieval Rajasthan, where Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of her beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen.

The story is based on a poem by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, describing how the Rajput king Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and his beautiful and politically savvy queen (Deepika Padukone) attempt to save their centuries-old kingdom from a savage madman named Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh channeling Alan Rickman at his peak). The dazzling visuals, sumptuous palace interiors and classically inspired music lend elegance to a film which has courted controversy in its homeland when some believed the film besmirched their sainted heroine.

India 2018 Sanjay Leela Bhansali 164m

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Thursday 24 May 201820:00 Book Now

On Chesil Beach (15)

On Chesil Beach

In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centres on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Edward (Billy Howle) and Florence (Saoirse Ronan), newly-married and very much in love, arrive at a grand old inn on the Dorset coast for their honeymoon; they’ll leave with a very different understanding of who they are and what they actually want out of life. While downstairs the hotel is full of guests, they are achingly alone with each other and the momentous thing that is supposed to happen. As pressure mounts in the hotel room, Cooke smoothly tells their backstories in a series of flashbacks, each stimulated by something the couple says or feels.

UK 2018 Dominic Cooke 100m

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Friday 25 May 201813:15 Book Now
Friday 25 May 201818:00 Book Now
Saturday 26 May 201815:45 Book Now
Saturday 26 May 201820:45 Book Now
Sunday 27 May 201812:30 Book Now
Sunday 27 May 201818:00 Book Now
Monday 28 May 201812:30 Book Now (Subtitles for Hard of Hearing - )
Monday 28 May 201820:00 Book Now
Tuesday 29 May 201812:45 Book Now
Tuesday 29 May 201820:45 Book Now
Wednesday 30 May 201815:45 Book Now
Wednesday 30 May 201818:15 Book Now
Thursday 31 May 201813:45 Book Now
Thursday 31 May 201820:45 Book Now
Friday 1 Jun 201815:45 Book Now
Saturday 2 Jun 201813:30 Book Now
Sunday 3 Jun 201818:00 Book Now

COURSE: Gangster Films (PG)

COURSE: Gangster Films

Classic Gangster Movies

In a series of three, two-hour power-point lectures that you can’t refuse, Charles Rollings covers almost a century of gangster movies, illustrated with movie clips, stills, lobby-cards, posters and studio shots.  

Starting with the silent era and the masterpiece ‘Underworld’ (1927), he’ll takes you for an action-packed ride through the landmark biopics, heist movies, film noirs and film stars right up to today’s epics, re-makes and the ‘geezer-gangster’. It will be emotional. Charles Rollings is a BA (Hons) in Film & Drama Studies and United States Studies.  He writes and lectures widely on history, literature, film, television and journalism, both in Britain and abroad.  The author of three books, he has also been involved in documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. All welcome.

Tickets £6/Session (3 for £15)

Fri 25 May, Fri 1 Jun 13:30 & Fri 8 Jun – all at 13:30 (Studio)

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Friday 25 May 201813:30 Book Now (Wk 1 - )
Friday 1 Jun 201813:30 Book Now (Wk 2 - )
Friday 8 Jun 201813:30 Book Now (Wk 3 - )

The Ballad of Shirley Collins (12A)

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Shirley Collins was at the epicentre of the folk music revival during the 1960's and '70s, before a vocal disorder robbed her of her uniquely ancestral singing voice.

In 1978, Collins was performing the folk standard Lark Rise at the National Theatre in London, when she suddenly lost her voice. It took her several years of appointments and examinations to receive the diagnosis of dysphonia. Visits to various English festivals and intimate access to recording sessions for her 2016 album Lodestar, Collins speaks movingly about the music she has worked so hard to catalogue and enliven for years. Making adventurous use of a motherlode of seminal archive audio, ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’ chronicles one woman's gallant battle to rise phoenix-like from long silent ashes.

UK 2017 Rob Curry & Tim Plester 94m

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Friday 25 May 201815:45 Book Now
Thursday 31 May 201818:30 Book Now

Tully (15)


The creators of ‘Juno’ bring us a marvelous movie about a struggling mother saved by a millennial ‘Mary Poppins’.

Marlo (a terrific Charlize Theron) is days away from giving birth to her third child - “Such a blessing” she mutters. In truth, her husband (Ron Livingston) plays video games every night, her son may get kicked out of his private school kindergarten, and Marlo’s brother Craig (Mark Duplass) correctly fears she’s speeding toward another breakdown. Craig offers to pay for a night nanny to help her out, and while reluctant at first, Marlo welcomes Tully (Mackenzie Davis) into her home, and they instantly form a unique friendship that will change their lives forever. This is a wonderful movie about the lies we tell ourselves to stay sane - and the reasons why we might need to tell the truth.

USA 2018 Jason Reitman 94m

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Friday 25 May 201820:30 Book Now
Saturday 26 May 201818:15 Book Now
Sunday 27 May 201820:15 Book Now
Monday 28 May 201814:45 Book Now
Tuesday 29 May 201815:00 Book Now
Wednesday 30 May 201820:30 Book Now
Thursday 31 May 201816:00 Book Now

COURSE: Studio Ghibli (PG)

COURSE: Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli: Spiriting Away

An interactive workshop with Richard Cupidi

What is this phenomenon called Studio Ghibli? Their animated films have been described as action adventures, political allegories, love stories, eco-fables, transformative tales, poetic realism, childhood magic or cultural treasures; others simply describe them as enchanting, painterly and exquisitely formed.

Founded in 1985 by the dedicated animators Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli has only 22-ish feature films to its credit, but these include masterpieces of animation such as the Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away’ (which we will be screening on Sat 2 Jun), ‘Princess Mononoke’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ and ‘Grave of the Fireflies’. Despite its modest output, the Studio’s impact has been immense. In this friendly and informal workshop we’ll explore many of the supernatural territories and recurrent themes which animate Studio Ghibli’s output. We’ll also look behind the scenes at the Studio in action, watch Hayao Miyazaki prepare noodles, and discover the dedication it takes to produce their lovingly crafted animations. Most importantly, we’ll look in depth at how the films work cinematically, how they invite us in to their complex fantastical realms, and then take us along for the journey. Everyone welcome.

Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9) - tea/coffee on arrival

Film & Talk Offer:

Ghibli Talk plus ‘Spirited Away’ £15 (Friends/Students £13)

Sat 26 May 10:00 – 15:00 (Studio)

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Saturday 26 May 201810:00 Book Now (Low)

Peter Rabbit (PG)

Peter Rabbit

A new adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.

Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden with playful spirit and wild charm), the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. Peter, a kind but mischievous hare in a blue coat, lives a relatively carefree existence in a pastoral British village along with his siblings Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail (Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley). Their feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). Also stars Sam Neil, Colin Moody and the singer Sia.

UK/Australia 2018 Will Gluck 2005 95m

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Saturday 26 May 201813:30 Book Now
Wednesday 30 May 201813:30 Book Now

An American in Paris (PG)

An American in Paris

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. 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...

With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the musical film stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, who lead a company of more than 50 performers.

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Sunday 27 May 201815:00 Book Now
Monday 28 May 201817:00 Book Now (Extra Performance - )
Tuesday 10 Jul 201819:45 Book Now (Extra Performance - )

McKellen: Playing the Part (cert-tbc)

McKellen: Playing the Part

Delayed Live from BFI South Bank

A feature length film celebrating the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen.

Fully authorised, including access to a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, the film is built around an extensive, personal interview covering everything from his upbringing in Wigan to becoming a star of stage and screen, coming out and becoming a leader in the gay rights movement.

This live event, originally to celebrate Sir Ian McKellen’s birthday on May 27th was transmitted from the BFI Southbank. Hosted by Graham Norton and featuring some very special guests. ‘McKellen: Playing the Part ‘Live promises to be a fitting celebration of one of the world’s most beloved actors. Documentary plus South Bank Event running time: 200m approx.

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Tuesday 29 May 201817:15 Book Now

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (PG)

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Meari to Majo no Hana

Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi - animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl's Moving Castle’, and ‘Ponyo’, and director of ‘When Marnie Was There’ and ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ has created this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. This is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. We will present both the original language version as well as the subtitled version which features the voices of Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent and Ruby Barnhill as Mary.

Japan 2017 Hiromasa Yonebayashi 102m

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Friday 1 Jun 201813:15 Book Now (In English - )
Sunday 3 Jun 201815:45 Book Now

The Leisure Seeker (15)

The Leisure Seeker

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call ‘The Leisure Seeker’, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other.

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland star as the runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida. They go together like matching furniture, their moods and habits perfectly shaped by each other’s. Even their ailments are complementary, one suffering in body and the other in mind: Mirren’s character, Ella, is facing cancer, while Sutherland’s, John, is losing his memory and his certainty about who he’s speaking to and what year it is. Along their road trip, the couple have a run in with the police, cross beautiful vistas, have a showdown with some thugs, and recapture their love for each other.

Italy/France 2017 Paolo Virzì 102m

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Friday 1 Jun 201818:00 Book Now
Saturday 2 Jun 201820:45 Book Now
Sunday 3 Jun 201820:30 Book Now
Monday 4 Jun 201813:15 Book Now (Subtitles for Hard of Hearing - )
Tuesday 5 Jun 201814:30 Book Now
Wednesday 6 Jun 201820:45 Book Now
Thursday 7 Jun 201815:45 Book Now

Jeune Femme (15)

Jeune Femme

Montparnasse Bienvenue

This 2017 Cannes hit by debutante Léonor Serraille, stars the brilliantly vibrant Laetitia Dosch as an aimless young woman trying to get by in Montparnasse.

With a mane of Pre-Raphaelite hair, and an impossibly furry white cat clasped to her chest, 31-year-old Paula (Dosch) moves across Paris in the wake of a breakup. The feline, whom Paula has catnapped from ex-boyfriend Joachim (Grégoire Monsaingeon), has a stern face peering out from a formless mound of fluff and steals every scene. Whether replying to job interview questions with a sense of humour, or answering the door of her motel room naked, Paula acts according to impulse, not reflecting on whether they are serving her well. But as the film progresses, and as Paula drags herself up and out of one difficult situation after another, we see her not so much as unhinged as unique.

France 2017 Léonor Serraille 97m

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Friday 1 Jun 201820:30 Book Now
Monday 4 Jun 201815:45 Book Now
Tuesday 5 Jun 201812:15 Book Now
Wednesday 6 Jun 201818:30 Book Now
Thursday 7 Jun 201820:45 Book Now

Spirited Away (PG)

Spirited Away

To complement our Studio Ghibli Day Course on Sat 26 May, we bring to you on the big screen what is regarded as the best of the Ghibli films, where a 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Master animation director Hayao Miyazaki created this surreal Alice in Wonderland-like tale where ten-year-old Chihiro and her family discover an abandoned amusement park, where strange happenings are afoot. Chihiro learns that this very weird place, where all sorts of bizarre gods and monsters reside, is a holiday resort for the supernatural after their exhausting tour of duty in the human world. This is an amazing work, filled with a visual intelligence that's meticulously composed and obscenely clever, and was rewarded with many awards including Berlin’s Golden Bear and the Oscar for Best Animation. (Subtitles)

Japan 2001 Hayao Miyazaki 125m

Film & Talk Offer:

Ghibli Talk plus ‘Spirited Away’ £15 (Friends/Students £13)

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Saturday 2 Jun 201815:45 Book Now

Edie (cert-tbc)


To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, eighty four year old Edie (Sheila Hancock) decides to climb a mountain in Scotland.

Having lived under the domineering restraints of her husband in the early years of their marriage, Edie then devotes thirty years of care a blood clot left him immobile and totally dependent. His final passing gives Edie a freedom she has long desired, even though her daughter (Wendy Morgan) would rather have peace of mind by slinging her into a local care home. But Edie, once a “wild child”, and in good health for her age, has other ideas - to fulfil a promise she and her now departed father had once planned … to climb mount Suilven together. Hancock anchors the film effortlessly in a stunning performance that seems almost tailor made for her, and it would be an understatement to say Scotland has never looked so incredibly awe-inspiring on film before.

UK 2017 Simon Hunter 102m

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Saturday 2 Jun 201818:15 Book Now
Sunday 3 Jun 201813:15 Book Now
Tuesday 5 Jun 201816:45 Book Now
Thursday 7 Jun 201813:15 Book Now

Ready Player One (12A)

Ready Player One

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel is a dizzying foray into 1980’s pop culture, which turns out to be a supremely entertaining film.

In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world. Spielberg loves pop culture, loves film, and misfit kids and the 1980s, and ‘Ready Player One’ is his tribute to all of those things and, yes, even to himself.

USA 2018 Steven Spielberg 140m

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Monday 4 Jun 201818:00 Book Now
Wednesday 6 Jun 201813:00 Book Now

Beast (15)


A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider.

Moll (Jessie Buckley) is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal (Johnny Flynn), a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. When he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of murders, she is left isolated and afraid, choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community. Two young actors shine and a filmmaker makes an impressive debut. Remember the names Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, and Michael Pearce.

UK 2017 Michael Pearce 107m

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Monday 4 Jun 201820:45 Book Now
Wednesday 6 Jun 201816:00 Book Now
Thursday 7 Jun 201818:15 Book Now

An Ideal Husband (PG)

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde Live

Live From Vaudeville Theatre, London

This is the third new production 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.

"Sooner or later, we shall all have to pay for what we do…No one should be entirely judged by their past."  The brilliance of Oscar Wilde’s ‘An Ideal Husband’ is that it is a stylish critique of politicians and social morality, whilst leaving the audience convinced they have seen uplifting and light-hearted entertainment. Full cast details to be announced. 165m inc Interval

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Tuesday 5 Jun 201819:15 Book Now (Live - )

Cyrano De Bergerac (PG)

Cyrano De Bergerac

Comédie Française

The Comédie Française is offering UK audiences the chance to enjoy emblematic repertoire plays in the original French with English subtitles. Following the successful transmission of ‘Le Misanthrope’ we present the classic romantic comedy ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’, captured live from the Salle Richelieu of La Comédie Française Paris.

Handsome cadet Christian de Neuvillette falls madly in love with the beautiful Roxane, who is poised to be married off to the Viscount Valvert. In order to woo her for himself, Christian approaches fellow cadet and poet Cyrano de Bergerac.

Denis Podalydes acts and directs Edmond Rostand's timeless romantic drama, which combines slapstick comedy, tragedy and symbolist poetry. In French with English subtitles. 185m approx with interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Saturday 9 Jun 201814:30 Book Now

Coppélia (PG)


Bolshoi Ballet Live

A comic ballet Der Sandmann by E. T. A. Hoffmann with music by Leo Delibes and choreography by the Boshoi's Sergei Vikharev.

Swanhilda notices her fiancée Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia 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 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancée with a wandering eye, and an old doll-maker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humour in this effervescent production. Music: Leo Delibes, Choreography: Sergei Vikharev, Libretto: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon. The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists (tba) and Corps de Ballet. 165m approx including intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Sunday 10 Jun 201816:00 Book Now

Swan Lake (ROH '18) (PG)

Swan Lake (ROH '18)

ROH Live

The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. A ballet in 3 Acts by Tchaikovsky.

‘Swan’ Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. 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.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov. 155m including 2 intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Tuesday 12 Jun 201819:15 Book Now (Live - )

Book Club (15)

Book Club

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in their monthly book club.

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Do not worry - you need not have read the book to get a thrill from this very enjoyable Summer film, with a top-notch female cast.

USA 2018 Bill Holderman

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Friday 15 Jun 201818:00 Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 16 Jun 201818:00 Book Now (Closed)
Sunday 17 Jun 201820:00 Book Now (Closed)
Monday 18 Jun 201820:00 Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 19 Jun 201820:30 Book Now (Closed)
Wednesday 20 Jun 201820:45 Book Now (Closed)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (cert-tbc)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The world's most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of communication systems (Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth), but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved - until now.

If this story was pitched for a fictional film, it would be laughed out of the room as being too far-fetched… but Lamarr was no ordinary screen siren. When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during WWII, Lamarr, after shooting her scenes on set, works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology that would change history. Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvellous documentary, a brilliant woman finally gets her due.

USA 2017 Alexandra Dean 90m

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Monday 18 Jun 201817:30 Book Now (Closed)
Tuesday 19 Jun 201818:15 Book Now (Closed)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

We kick off the 2018 Awards Season with what may be the best film you will see all year! In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

The performances all round are outstanding, but McDormand and Rockwell really do have a shot at top honours at this year’s Academy Awards. McDonagh’s (‘In Bruges’, ‘Seven Psychopaths’) film may be awkwardly titled, but it is brilliantly executed. It is wildly violent, brilliantly funny and deeply moving. And so very smart!

USA 2017 Martin McDonagh 115m

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Friday 15 Jun 201820:30 Book Now (Closed)

TALK: Hollywood and Politics 1932-1948 (PG)

TALK: Hollywood and Politics 1932-1948

From New Dawn to Cold War: Hollywood and Politics 1932-1948

Hollywood film expert Nick Smedley exposes us to the often-overlooked political programme expounded in Hollywood's supposedly escapist cinema. With extracts from classic films by Frank Capra, Orson Welles, John Huston, Fritz Lang and others, Nick will chart the close alliance between the American film industry and the four terms of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Be prepared to be enlightened, surprised and entertained!

While Hollywood seldom made overtly political films in the 1930s and 1940s, the American cinema industry embraced the liberal politics of Franklin D. Roosevelt's ‘New Deal’ with unabashed enthusiasm. Highlighting social injustices and criticising unbridled capitalism, Hollywood films developed a whole new lexicon of liberalism in the 1930s. The arrival of the 'little man' who stands up to the oppressive forces of big business and corruption; the rejection of success and money for the softer values of community and reputation - these themes marked a significant new direction for American cinema.

But the arrival of the 1940s, the decline of FDR's social programme and the onset of the Cold War saw a marked change in Hollywood. As the liberal film-makers dived for cover, the forces of reaction and anti-Communism came looking for scapegoats - and found them in Hollywood. The films of the 1940s were no longer celebratory and life-affirming; instead, they were dark, pessimistic and lonely, Film noir was born.

Nick Smedley is a distinguished freelance historian of American cinema since 1930, an entertaining speaker and the author of two books on Hollywood cinema and American society, from 1930 to the present day.

Tickets £10 (Friends/Students £9)

Sat 16 Jun 10:00 – 15:00 (Studio)

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Saturday 16 Jun 201810:00 Book Now

Western (12A)



A naturalistic, almost documentary-like feature that slowly builds into a film that is both startlingly direct and full of resonance and ambiguity.

A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favour from the local villagers. The story is a faultlessly observed, broodingly intelligent piece of realism, a dispatch from a sun-baked frontier that could hardly feel more mundane or specific, but which director Grisebach somehow suffuses with the beauty and power of myth. A totally absorbing film.

Germany/Bulgaria 2017 Valeska Grisebach 121m

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Saturday 16 Jun 201820:30 Book Now (Closed)

Lohengrin (Dresden) (PG)

Lohengrin (Dresden)

Semperoper Dresden

This presentation is part of the Festival of Chichester.

Met with standing ovations from audiences, and an equally warm acclaim from critics: “Pure bliss! Never ending applause!” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). An opera in three Acts by Richard Wagner sung in German with English subtitles.

Starring in their premiere Wagnerian roles, Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała, alongside the outstanding Staatskapelle Dresden and led by the baton of Christian Thielemann. Anna Netrebko’s role debut as Elsa was one of the most wildly anticipated musical events: “The soprano sang a lush, mature-sounding Elsa with undeniable bel canto shadings, utterly at home in Wagner’s Romantic universe. Netrebko’s finely calibrated interpretation captured the full range of Elsa’s emotional development... Her plush voice seemed to glow from within”, (Opera News). The “Primadonna assoluta” (Die Welt) stars across fellow Wagnerian debutant Piotr Beczała whose role debut as the eponymous Grail Knight has garnered the acclaimed tenor further plaudits from fans and critics alike: “The revelation was Piotr Beczała, who was just about perfect in the title role” says WQXR “Netrebko and Beczała are Wagner Stars” summarized the New York Times “and were frenetically celebrated by the audience.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Captured Live February 2015.

Conductor - Christian Thielemann; Director - Angela Brandt, after the original production by Christine Mielitz; Chorus Master - Jörn Hinnerk Andresen; Orchestra - Staatskapelle Dresden; Chorus - Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden; Heinrich der Vogler - Georg Zeppenfeld; Lohengrin - Piotr Beczała; Elsa von Brabant - Anna Netrebko; Friedrich von Telramund - Tomasz Konieczny; Ortrud        - Evelyn Herlitzius. Running 215m plus intervals.

This is a rare transmission of the opera which is not being screened in most UK event cinemas.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Paths of Glory (PG)

Paths of Glory
Stanley Kubrick's blistering indictment of military politics is an unforgettable movie experience and perhaps his best film.

Adapted from a 1935 Herbert Cobb novel, in turn based on real events, this is a brilliant tale of horror in the trenches. Safe in their picturesque chateau behind the front lines, the French General staff passes down a direct order to Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas): take the Ant Hill at any cost. A blatant suicide mission, the attack is doomed to failure. Covering up their fatal blunder, the Generals order the arrest of three innocent soldiers, charging them with cowardice and mutiny. Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, rises to the men's defence but soon realizes that nothing less than a miracle will save his clients from the firing squad. To watch this film is to experience the birth of one of the greatest directors of the 20th Century. (Digitally Restored)
USA 1957 Stanley Kubrick 90m

Screened as part of a four film ‘Spiritual Cinema’ season, each introduced by Anthony Cane, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral.
PATHS OF GLORY: Mon 18 Jun 15:00
JOYEUX NOEL: Mon 25 Jun 15:00
HOTEL RWANDA: Mon 2 Jul 15:00
PATHS TO THE SOUL: Mon 9 Jul 15:00

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Berlin Philharmonic Live - Rattle Farewell (U)

Berlin Philharmonic Live - Rattle Farewell

Berlin Philharmonic Live

Sir Simon Rattle's Farewell Concert

This presentation is part of the Festival of Chichester.

Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to New Park, with interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.

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. Opening Introduction (approx. 30m); Gustav Mahler Symphony – No. 6 (approx. 90m). 120m approx No interval.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)

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Madama Butterfly - Glyndebourne (PG)

Madama Butterfly - Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne Live

East meets West with devastating consequences in Puccini’s tragic romance. ‘Madama Butterfly’ makes its Glyndebourne Festival debut in Annilese Miskimmon’s thought-provoking production.

Bursting with exotic colour and memorable melodies, Puccini’s seductive score conceals a dramatic blade that cuts to the heart. Compressing ‘great grief into small souls’, as the composer himself described it, Madama Butterfly is a classic love story that never fails to move, a tragic romance that sweeps you along in the intensity of its action. Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.

Miskimmon’s production of Puccini’s opera updates the original turn-of-the-century setting to the 1950s, confronting the darker political and emotional currents of a work that acknowledges that there are some barriers too great for even love to conquer. A revival of the Tour 2016 production. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 210m approx inc interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Thu 21 Jun 18:30 (Live)  

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The Happy Prince (15)

The Happy Prince

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. The film is a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage.

‘The Happy Prince’ is evidently a passion project for Rupert Everett, who writes, directs and stars. But this is not the Oscar Wilde of other biopics, basking in the fame of the London stage, a vision in velvet dispensing witticisms like papal benedictions. This is a Wilde broken by Reading gaol, constantly begging for money but unable to hold onto it. “Like dear St Francis of Assisi,” he complains, “I am wedded to poverty. But in my case the marriage is not a happy one.” Raddled, rouged and raging against the world (but often tender, too), Everett’s Wilde is an extraordinary achievement - it is surely the best thing he has done as an actor.

Germany/Belgium/UK 2018 Rupert Everett 105m

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Billy Budd (Opera Roma) (PG)

Billy Budd (Opera Roma)

Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd

Opera Roma

This presentation is part of the Festival of Chichester.

A new production of an opera by Benjamin Britten in three Acts, sung in English recorded in HD from Teatro Costanzi, Roma 5 June 2018.

A gripping drama based on the short novel by Herman Melville. ‘Billy Budd’ follows a young sailor who finds himself serving under the repressive regime of master-at-arms John Claggart in the Royal Navy. Unable to bear the goodness that Billy radiates, Claggert becomes determined to destroy him, leading Billy to take harsh actions against his superior.

Britten’s gripping contemporary opera was first performed at the Royal Opera House on 1951. Setting sail for the first time in Rome this season, this hugely acclaimed new staging by renowned British director Deborah Warner is a co-production with the Teatro Real of Madrid, the Opéra National de Paris and the Finnish National Opera. Conducted by American James Conlon, and featuring South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo as Billy, Britain's Toby Spence as Captain Vere and Canadian John Relyea as the villainous Claggart, this is a truly international collaboration and a thrilling experience.  Captured live from Teatro Costanzi, Rome 5 June 2018. Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Conductor - James Conlon. Cast: Jacques Imbrailo (Billy), Toby Spence (Vere), John Relyea (Claggart), Zachary Altman (Mr. Flint), Johnathan Michie (Donald), Keith Jameson (A novice), Matthew O'Neill (Squeak). 150m approx inc interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Joyeux Noel (12A)

Joyeux Noel
Merry Christmas

Daniel Brühl, Gary Lewis and Guillaume Canet star in this life affirming WW1 film which focuses on the truces between enemies on the front lines.

A fictional account based on the widespread true stories of the unofficial truces between Allied and German forces that spread along the frontlines during the festive period. Now commonly referenced as an example of the overlooked humanity of the soldiers that fought in the war, 'Joyeux Noël' depicts groups of German, French and Scottish soldiers getting together at Christmas to bury their dead and fraternise with one another.
France / Germany / UK 2005 Christian Carion 116m

Screened as part of a four film ‘Spiritual Cinema’ season, each introduced by Anthony Cane, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral.
PATHS OF GLORY: Mon 18 Jun 15:00
JOYEUX NOEL: Mon 25 Jun 15:00
HOTEL RWANDA: Mon 2 Jul 15:00
PATHS TO THE SOUL: Mon 9 Jul 15:00

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TALK: A Tribute to Lewis Gilbert (PG)

TALK: A Tribute to Lewis Gilbert

A Tribute to Lewis Gilbert

Film Director Extraordinaire

Lewis Gilbert, who died recently, was a master craftsman who could direct War films, Bond epics and working-class films with consistent quality and outstanding technical skills.

He started his career in wartime film units making such movies as ‘Carve Her Name with Pride’, ‘Sink the Bismarck’ and ‘Reach for the Sky’. He then took the helm in three successful Bond Movies and created what is known as the “working class trilogy” of ‘Educating Rita’, ‘Alfie’ and ‘Shirley Valentine’, with Alfie and Shirley perfecting the acting technique of speaking directly to the camera. ‘Shirley Valentine’ is the forerunner of the Golden Years films like ‘Marigold Hotel’ but with a definite edge, and one of his last films ‘Stepping Out’ with Lisa Minnelli has the same gutsy ‘never –say–die’ ethos. The Guardian film critic, Peter Bradshaw describes Lewis Gilbert as “a powerhouse of invention and movie showmanship”. We invite you to join us in celebrating his life and achievements. This talk will be led by Rosemary Coxon, the Cinema’s Education Officer.

Tickets £6 (Friends/Students £5)

Fri 29 Jun 13:30pm (Studio)

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Le Corsaire (Scala Ballet) (PG)

Le Corsaire (Scala Ballet)

Teatro alla Scala Ballet

This presentation is part of the Festival of Chichester.

‘Le Corsaire’ is a ballet in three acts, loosely based on the poem ‘The Corsair’ by Lord Byron, to the music of Adolphe Adam. Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 16 May 2018.                          

‘Le Corsaire’ follows the swashbuckling adventures of a dashing pirate who journeys across the high seas to save his beloved from the Pasha’s harem with danger looming at every turn. With lavish sets and costumes, the choreography mirrors Russian ballet master Maris Petipa’s revival from 19th century St. Petersburg.  Full of action, passion and a romantic twist form the heart of this unmissable ballet. Following our sell out live production from the Bolshoi last October, it will be fascinating to see how La Scalla’s new production compares. Conductor - Patrick Fournillier; Choreographer - Anna-Marie Holmes.

Running time with intervals TBA.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Hotel Rwanda (15)

Hotel Rwanda

SPIRITUAL CINEMA SEASON: A powerful film set during the Rwandan genocide, based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina (outstandingly portrayed by Don Cheadle), a hotel manager seeking to provide sanctuary to those fleeing the violence.

1994. In Rwanda, the classification of the native population into Hutus and Tutsis, arbitrarily done by the colonial Belgians, is now ingrained within Rwandan mentality despite the Rwandan independence. Despite the Belgians having placed the Tutsis in a higher position during the Belgian rule, they have placed the majority Hutus in power after independence. Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu married to a Tutsi, Tatiana Rusesabagina, is the House Manager of the Hotel Des Milles Collines in Kigali.

After a specific incident, the relative calm between the Tutsi guerrillas and government-backed Hutu militia takes a turn.

Screened as part of a four film ‘Spiritual Cinema’ season, each introduced by Anthony Cane, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral.

PATHS OF GLORY: Mon 18 Jun 15:00

JOYEUX NOEL: Mon 25 Jun 15:00

HOTEL RWANDA: Mon 2 Jul 15:00

PATHS TO THE SOUL: Mon 9 Jul 15:00

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The Opera House (PG)

The Opera House

Special Screening

This new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York.

Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s. Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s ‘Antony and Cleopatra’; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighbourhood to make room for Lincoln Centre; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.
USA 2017 Susan Froemke 110m

Tickets £10.00 (Friends/Students £9.00)

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (12A)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Live from the West End

Inspired by a true story, this is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today, broadcast live from London’s Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue.

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn't quite fit in. He 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. John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will 'sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance' (Financial Times). Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ is directed by Jonathan Butterell with design by Anne Fleischle and choreography by Kate Prince. 160m inc interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Thu 5 Jul 19:30

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Paths of the Soul (12A)

Paths of the Soul
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2016 Chichester Film Festival.

This docu-drama follows the journey of a group of Tibetans on a bowing pilgrimage across the world's highest plateau to Lasa, the holy capital of Tibet. Road movies are a staple of cinema but they are rarely as breath-taking, immersive and intense as this. The director 'cast' a group of Tibetan villagers who were planning the traditional Buddhist pilgrimage to Lhasa - a sort of once-in-a-lifetime act of devotion akin to the Islamic Hajj - and structured a lose narrative around their incredible 1,200-mile journey. This is a moving testament to a mutual devotion of spirituality, a fantastic and refreshingly benevolent look at a different culture. Blurring the confines between documentary and fiction, it takes the empathetic viewer on an incredible journey. (Subtitles)
China 2015 Zhang Yang 115m

Screened as part of a four film ‘Spiritual Cinema’ season, each introduced by Anthony Cane, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral.
PATHS OF GLORY: Mon 18 Jun 15:00
JOYEUX NOEL: Mon 25 Jun 15:00
HOTEL RWANDA: Mon 2 Jul 15:00
PATHS TO THE SOUL: Mon 9 Jul 15:00

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Giselle (ENO'18) (PG)

Giselle (ENO'18)

Akram Khan's Giselle

English National Ballet

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance’ from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s ‘Giselle’ comes to cinemas for the first time in 2018, giving ballet fans the opportunity to see this award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big screen.

One of the greatest romantic ballets, ‘Giselle’ has been re-imagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan with Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. With staging and costumes by Academy Award-winning Tim Yip (‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’), the ballet has won an Olivier Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for English National Ballet, received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London’s Sadler’s Wells. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, it is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon. 130m approx inc interval.

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Saul (PG)


Handel’s Saul (Recorded Glyndebourne 2015)

Barrie Kosky’s sensational staging of Handel’s oratorio marries spectacle and psychology.

Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly Shakespearean scope.

Fresh from its triumph at the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival, Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival, pairing baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new. Handel expert Laurence Cummings conducts an all-star cast, including Festival favourites Iestyn Davies and Allan Clayton. Sung in English with English subtitles. 180m approx plus interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Carve Her Name with Pride (plus Tour) (U)

Carve Her Name with Pride (plus Tour)

Special Event

A unique opportunity to see the definitive SOE film on its 60th anniversary, and to visit an exhibition on the SOE at Tangmere.


‘Carve Her Name with Pride’ is about Violette Szabo GC, a famous Special Operations Executive agent, who was parachuted into France in 1944 and then brought back to England in an RAF Lysander flown from RAF Tangmere by Flight Lieutenant, Bob Large. She later was parachuted again into France for a second mission and was subsequently captured and executed as a spy. Before the showing of this 1958 film, starring Virginia McKenna and Paul Scofield and directed by Lewis Gilbert, a short talk will be given by Dudley Hooley, the Director of Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, on RAF Tangmere’s role in the transportation of SOE agents to and from France.

UK 1958 Lewis Gilbert 119m


You are invited for a guided tour of Tangmere Military Aviation Museum with David Coxon (Curator), which will include the Summer Exhibition on Tangmere and the SOE. Please arrive at Tangmere between 11:00 to 13:30.

Film + Exhibition £12 (Friends £10)

Please choose the 'FILM & EXHIBITION' option when booking:

- Friends Discounts will be applied at the next stage.

Film Only (Normal Film Prices)

Tour: Sat 28 Jul (Meet at Tangmere from 11:00 to 13:30)

Film: Sat 28 Jul 15:15 (includes 30min illustrated talk prior to the film)

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Romeo and Juliet (RSC'18) (PG)

Romeo and Juliet (RSC'18)

Royal Shakespeare Company

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate? Ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents, two young people will risk everything to be together.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a revolution, or will division continue to tear through generations? The youthful energy that powers ‘Romeo and Juliet’ all too often proves elusive, the teenage heat and the rapid escalation from passion to tragedy are not easy things to pin down. Erica Whyman’s fresh, engaging production is more successful them most in this respect. It benefits from two hugely appealing performances from Karen Fishwick and Bally Gill as the star-crossed lovers.

163m inc interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars (U)

Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars

Join star tenor Jonas Kaufmann for a magical night of music under the stars, featuring famous arias and timeless Italian songs.

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him this summer for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars. 120m including interval.

Tickets £15.00 (Friends/Students £12.50)

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Julie (12A)


NT Live

This new version of August Strinberg’s play ‘Miss Julie’, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary Britain.

Wild and newly single, Julie (Vanessa Kirby from ‘The Crown’) throws a late-night party. In the kitchen, Jean (Eric Kofi Abrefa from ‘The Amen Corner’) 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. Drawing on the festivity, social divides and intense escalation of Stringberg's tragedy, Stenham shifts the story from 19th century Sweden to modern London.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live’s ‘The Deep Blue Sea’), this production will be broadcast live from the National Theatre. 120m inc interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Thu 6 Sep 19:00 (Live)

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King Lear (CFT) (PG)

King Lear (CFT)

CFT’s Production Live from the West End

We’re delighted to present the NT Live broadcast of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of King Lear with Ian McKellen live from live from London’s Duke of York’s Theatre.

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 contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear (an extraordinarily moving portrayal by McKellen) 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. 220m inc intervals.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

Thu 27 Sep 19:00 (Live)

Sun 30 Sep 14:30 (Encore)

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