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


Andre Rieu - New Year's Concert from Sydney 5th January
Saturday 5th January 7pm

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Sat 5th Jan 19:00

The King of Waltz André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney's iconic Town Hall. Join the Maestro for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year! Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more...

£17.50

Andre Rieu - New Year's Concert from Sydney 6th January
Sunday 6th January

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Sun 6th Jan 15:00

The King of Waltz André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney's iconic Town Hall. Join the Maestro for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year! Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more...

£17.50

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (12A) 15th January
Tuesday 15 January, 7pm

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Tue 15th Jan 19:00

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. Estimated duration: 150 minutes

£17.50

ROH Live: The Queen of Spades 22nd January
Tuesday 22 January, 6.45pm

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Tue 22nd Jan 18:45

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades comes to the ROH in a new production that has already garnered five-star reviews in Amsterdam. The show is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling. Estimated duration: 3hrs 30min, including one interval. Sung in Russian with English subtitles.

£19.75

BlacKkKlansman (15) 24th January
Thursday 24 January, 8pm

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Thu 24th Jan 20:00

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs PD, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself as he sets out on a dangerous mission: to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

£8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

ROH Live: La Traviata 30th January
Wednesday 30 January, 6.45pm

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Wed 30th Jan 18:45

Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love. From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Estimated duration: 3 hrs 35 min, including two intervals. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

£19.75

NT Live: I’m Not Running 31st January
Thursday 31 January, 7pm

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Thu 31st Jan 19:00

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight.

£17.50

King of Thieves (15) 7th February
Thursday 7 February, 8pm

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Thu 7th Feb 20:00

The incredible true story of the spectacular Hatton Garden diamond heist, the biggest and most daring in British history, humorously told through career best performances from a stellar cast; Sir Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Charlie Cox.

£8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso 9th February
Saturday 9 February, 2pm

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Sat 9th Feb 14:00

Discover the early years of Pablo Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on the artist. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old.

£13.50

The Wife (15) 13th February
Wednesday 13 February, 8pm

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Wed 13th Feb 20:00

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambition to support her charismatic, philandering husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his brilliant literary career. But their faithful pact reaches breaking point on the eve of his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

"a smart, supremely watchable and entertaining film" The Guardian

£8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

ROH Live: Don Quixote 19th February
Tuesday 19 February, 7.15pm

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Tue 19th Feb 19:15

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. The vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique. Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval.

£19.75

The Children Act (12A) 7th March
Thursday 7 March, 8pm

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Thu 7th Mar 20:00

Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge, but she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage is at breaking-point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion which will save his life. Three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child, should Fiona force him to live? When Fiona visits Adam in hospital, their meeting has a profound impact on them both.

£8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

First Man (12A) 14th March
Thursday 14 March, 8pm

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Thu 14th Mar 20:00

On the heels of their Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling reteam. First Man tells the story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account, exploring the triumphs and the cost - on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation - of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

£8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 for under 25s

ROH Live: La Forza del Destino 2nd April
Tuesday 2 April, 6.15pm

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Tue 2nd Apr 18:15

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La Forza Del Destino an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. 

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 15 minutes including two intervals. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

£19.75

NT Live: All My Sons (12A) 14th May
Tuesday 14th May 2019, 7pm

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Tue 14th May 19:00

By Arthur Miller 
Directed by Jeremy Herrin

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

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

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

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

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

£17.50