NT Live: Julie (15) 6th September
Thursday 6 September 2018, 7pm

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Thu 6th Sep 19:00

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. 

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean 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. 

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

***Please note that Julie will contain strobe lighting***

Running time: 2hrs

Tickets: £17.50

Lady Bird (15) 7th September
Friday 7 September, 8pm

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Fri 7th Sep 20:00

Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, revealing the humour and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. 

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Duration: 1hr 35mins

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

Casablanca (U) 1942 12th September
Wednesday 12 September, 8pm

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Wed 12th Sep 20:00

Part of our Film Festival: Forties on Film.

This captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue tells the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), the cynical owner of a nightclub in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, 1941. He claims not to care about the war tearing Europe to pieces, but his hard shell cracks and crumbles with the arrival of Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) the woman he loved in Paris two years earlier...

Duration: 2hrs

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

Brief Encounter (PG) 1945 13th September
Thursday 13 September, 8pm

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Thu 13th Sep 20:00

Part of our Film Festival: Forties on Film.

Returning home from a shopping trip, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). As their friendship develops they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

Duration: 1hr 30mins

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

A Matter of Life & Death (U) 1946 14th September
Friday 14 September, 8pm

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Fri 14th Sep 20:00

Part of our Film Festival: Forties on Film.

British Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June (Kim Hunter), an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. But Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem arises when a divine messenger (Marius Goring) arrives to escort Peter to heaven to rectify his wrongful survival.

Duration: 1hr 44mins

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

The Third Man (PG) 1949 15th September
Saturday 15 September, 2pm

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Sat 15th Sep 14:00

Part of our Film Festival: Forties on Film.

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).

Duration: 1hr 48mins

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

Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) 20th September
Thursday 20 September, 8pm

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Thu 20th Sep 20:00

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

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: Anthony 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