ROH Live: Rigoletto 23rd January
Tuesday 23 January, 7.15pm

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Tue 23rd Jan 19:15

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.

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… Rigoletto arranges to have the Duke assassinated. But Gilda still loves the womanizing Duke and sacrifices herself in his place. Rigoletto eagerly uncovers the corpse only to find instead his fatally wounded daughter, who dies in his arms.

Guidance: This production contains some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

Duration: 2hrs 45mins incl interval

Tickets: £19.75


The Limehouse Golem (15) 26th January
Friday 26 January, 8pm

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Fri 26th Jan 20:00

Bill Nighy’s detective leads a fine cast in this deliciously atmospheric adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s Victorian murder mystery.

London is gripped with fear as a serial killer - dubbed The Limehouse Golem - is on the loose, leaving cryptic messages written in his victim's blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare.

Can he stop the murders and bring the killer to justice?

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 16


Baby Driver (15) 1st February
Thursday 1 February, 8pm

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Thu 1st Feb 20:00

A talented young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. 

“An awe-inspiring piece of film making from Edgar Wright ....Sweet, funny and utterly original” A Terri White, Empire

Duration: 1hr 52mins

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friend; £5.50  under 16s


ROH Live: Tosca 8th February
Thursday 8 February, 7.15pm

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Thu 8th Feb 19:15

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. 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, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. 

Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – and with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

Tickets: £19.75


NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15) 22nd February
Thursday 22 February, 7pm

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Thu 22nd Feb 19:00

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?

Duration: 3hrs 5mins

Tickets: £17.50


Film – To Kill a Mockingbird (A) 27th February
Tuesday 27 February, 8pm

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Tue 27th Feb 20:00

Part of our Cranleigh Literary Festival, sponsored by Informed Choice

The Academy Award winning classic, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee. Scout Finch and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbour, Boo. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man against fabricated rape charges, the trial and ensuing events expose the children to the evils of racism and prejudice.

The story is in the characters, their failings and fragility, their heroism and nobility of spirit. It's in the depiction of heart-breaking cruelty and heart-warming humanity.

Duration: 2hr 9min

Tickets: £8.25; £7.25 Friends; £5.50 under 16

ROH Live: Carmen 6th March
Tuesday 6 March, 6.45pm

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Tue 6th Mar 18:45

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form.

The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve - the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. For Carmen he has devised a far from traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

Duration: 3hrs 20mins incl one interval

Tickets: £19.75

NT Live: Julius Caesar 22nd March
Thursday 22 March, 7pm

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Thu 22nd Mar 19:00

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder plays Caesar, and David Morrissey is Mark Antony. 

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. 

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.

Tickets: £17.50