The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) 22nd September
Saturday 22 September, 2pm

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Sat 22nd Sep 14:00

Juliet, a free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, she visits the island where she meets the delightfully eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. As the secrets of their wartime past unfold, her growing attachment to the island will change the course of her life forever... Duration: 2hrs 4mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50 under 25yrs


NT Live: King Lear (12A) 27th September
Thursday 27 September, 7pm

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Thu 27th Sep 19:00

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. 

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear 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. 

★★★★★ ‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production` Daily Telegraph

Running time: 3hrs 40mins 

***Please note that King Lear will contain strobe lighting***

Tickets: £17.50


Nothing Like a Dame (12A) 29th September
Saturday 29 September, 2pm

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Sat 29th Sep 14:00

Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright engage in a round-table war of theatrical anecdotes in this outrageously funny film. Funny, smart, sharp, competitive, tearful, hilarious, savage, clever, caustic, cool, gorgeous, poignant, irreverent, iconic, old, and unbelievably young. 

Hang out with them all and enjoy sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of archive footage.

Duration: 1hr 30mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50 under 25yrs


On Chesil Beach (15) 4th October
Thursday 4 October, 8pm

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Thu 4th Oct 20:00

Summer 1962. Florence and Edward are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach, Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night. 

A tender story which shows how the entire course of a life can be changed, by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

Duration: 1hr 50mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50 under 25yrs


The Breadwinner (12A) 11th October
Thursday 11 October, 8pm

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Thu 11th Oct 20:00

Follow the incredible journey of Parvana, a young girl who gives up everything to provide for her family and reunite with her father after his wrongful arrest under the Taliban.

The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times. An Oscar nominated marvel from the studio behind Song of the Sea.

Duration: 1hr 34mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50 under 25yrs


ROH Live: Mayerling (Ballet) 15th October
Monday 15 October, 7.15pm

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Mon 15th Oct 19:15

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet inspired by true events. 

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. 

From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. 

running time: 3hrs 15mins, incl 2 intervals

Tickets: £19.75


NT Live: Allelujah! 1st November
Thursday 1 November, 7pm

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Thu 1st Nov 19:00

‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent 

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema. 

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. 

Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner. 

Letterpress graphic by Alan Kitching, art directed by Michael Mayhew.

Tickets: £17.50


Journey's End (12A) 7th November
Wednesday 7 November, 8pm

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Wed 7th Nov 20:00

March 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope. A German offensive is imminent, and the officers distract themselves with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer...

“This new version of RC Sherriff’s classic play is powerful, passionate and superbly acted” Peter Bradshaw,The Guardian

Duration: 1hr 47mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50 under 25yrs

ROH: La Bayadère (ballet) 13th November
Tuesday 13 November, 7.15pm

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Tue 13th Nov 19:15

Natali Makarova's production of this 19th Century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor....

Running time: 2hrs 50mins, incl 2 intervals

Tickets: £19.75


The Greatest Showman Sing- Along (PG) 17th November
Saturday 17 November, 2pm

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Sat 17th Nov 14:00

Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious show-stopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. Inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum, the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.

Duration: 1hr 45mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50 under 25yrs


NT Live: The Madness of George III (12A) 20th November
Tuesday 20 November, 7pm

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Tue 20th Nov 19:00

Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance) star in Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning play. 

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 

Running time: 3hrs 30mins

Tickets: £17.50

ROH Live: The Nutcracker (ballet) 3rd December
Monday 3 December, 7.15pm

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Mon 3rd Dec 19:15

A Christmas treat for the whole family. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.

Running time: 2hrs 20mins incl 1 interval

Tickets: £19.75

ROH Encore Relaxed Screening: The Nutcracker (ballet) 4th December
Tuesday 4 December, 7.15pm

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Tue 4th Dec 19:15

A Christmas treat for the whole family. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.

Relaxed screening is designed to welcome people with an Autism Spectrum Condition or anyone who would benefit from a relaxed cinema environment.

Running time: 2hrs 30mins incl 1 interval

Tickets: £19.75

NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra (12A) 20th December
Thursday 20 December, 7pm

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Thu 20th Dec 19:00

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. 

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Running time: 3 hrs 40mins

Tickets: £17.50