Live Screenings at The Palace, Malton
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Glyndebourne: Béatrice et Bénédict (12a)
From Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, to Hermione and Ron in the Harry Potter series, the age-old premise of verbal sparring to mask true feelings of love or passion is employed to magnificent effect in Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict. Berlioz selected the sunniest and funniest elements of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and set them to ravishing music to create this witty love-hate duel. The opera's overture explodes with a buoyant sense of fun and elegant wit and there are several splendid numbers for the female characters, especially the sublime Act I duet-nocturne, described by one critic as a 'marvel of indescribable lyrical beauty'.
|Tuesday, 9 August||18:15 - 21:30||SEATS BOOK|
NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea (12a)
Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan's devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell's critically acclaimed new production. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
|Thursday, 1 September||18:45 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
KBTC Encore: Romeo and Juliet (12a)
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy.
|Sunday, 4 September||15:45 - 19:00||SEATS BOOK|
Opera Australia: Turandot on Sydney Harbour (12a)
Puccini's Turandot is one of the greatest operas ever written: brilliant melodies for music-lovers, a gripping story for those that need action and drama, an exotic setting and plenty of movement for lovers of stagecraft and visual splendour. Not forgetting an incredible version of Nessun Dorma sung by Riccardo Massi. Steering away from traditional Chinese tropes, the director presents a China that is sleek and modern, with set elements and costumes that reflect the spirit of today. The production also features 187 hats and headdresses, 46 wigs and 30 sets of facial hair! Expect bold, dramatic, bright shapes and a set that will take your breath away.
|Thursday, 15 September||18:45 - 21:15||SEATS BOOK|
NT Live: The Threepenny Opera (15)
Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill's raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn't come home last night and it's all about to kick off. With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road). Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.
|Thursday, 22 September||18:45 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Opera: Norma (12a)
This new production of Norma for The Royal Opera is distinguished by a superlative cast of internationally renowned singers. Bellini's classic bel canto opera is full of wonderful melodies and opportunities for star singing. But it is especially known for Norma's stunning showpiece aria, 'Casta diva'. Àlex Ollé of innovative Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus directs, bringing a modern edge to this timeless tale of love, rivalry and betrayal, set against a backdrop of war driven by the extremes of a fanatically religious society.
|Monday, 26 September||19:00 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
RSC Live: Cymbeline (12a)
Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.
|Wednesday, 28 September||18:45 - 22:30||SEATS BOOK|
The Australian Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (12a)
Young Aurora is cursed by the evil fairy as a child - she will sleep for 100 years on her 16th birthday until her one true loves wakes her with a kiss... David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty is a brand new production of everyone's favourite fairy tale. Never before seen in cinemas, this landmark ballet has been described as the world's most extravagant ballet, featuring imaginative and lavish sets and costumes by world-renowned designer Gabriela Tylesova.
|Tuesday, 4 October||19:00 - 21:40||SEATS BOOK|
RSC Live: King Lear (12a)
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children's loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.
|Wednesday, 12 October||18:45 - 22:30||SEATS BOOK|
Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance (15)
The legendary Miss Saigon, in cinemas for one night only. This spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of the global stage sensation also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. This acclaimed new production was described as "the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring musical with magnificent performances" by the Daily Telegraph and "the greatest musical of all time" by the Daily Mail. The epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
|Sunday, 16 October||16:00 - 19:30||SEATS BOOK|
|Sunday, 16 October||19:00 - 22:30||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Opera: Cose Fan Tutte (12a)
How much do you love your partner? How much do you trust them? And can they trust you? Mozart's classic opera Così fan tutte puts two pairs of lovers to the test - with great music but distinctly unexpected results. For this new production, director Jan Philipp Gloger creates a richly theatrical world as the playground for this quirky comedy, where two men try to woo each other's partners for a bet. Don Alfonso - the puppet master of this experiment of love - is here a theatre director who uses all the sets, props and tricks of his trade to invent new scenes to challenge the lovers' affections.
|Monday, 17 October||18:15 - 21:30||SEATS BOOK|
KBTC Live: The Entertainer (12a)
Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season.
|Thursday, 27 October||19:00 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Ballet: Anastasia (12a)
An identity crisis; a country in revolution. Anastasia is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. A the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared - apparently a survining princess, the Grand Duchess Anastasia. Kown as 'Anna Anderson', she couldn't remember her past and was presumed to be an imposter. Many wanted to forget the massacre and the Revolution; many believed, or hoped, that a princess could have survived, a remnant of the old world.
|Wednesday, 2 November||19:00 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Opera: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (12a)
The Royal Opera's lavish production of Les Contes d'Hoffman (The Tales of Hoffman), Offenbach's masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace. At the centre of these extraordinary tales of clockwork dolls, magical glasses, ghostly voices and sensual courtesans is the vivid imagination of the drunken Romantic poet Hoffman. Charismatic young tenor Vittorio Grigolo is Hoffman - compelled to tell the story of his lovers who, he believes, have all been stolen by a succession of arch villains. Superb baritone Thomas Hampson performs all four villains.
|Tuesday, 15 November||18:00 - 21:30||SEATS BOOK|
André Rieu: Christmas with André (12a)
André Rieu: Christmas with André - a festive celebration, featuring a never before seen 90 minute recorded Christmas concert, packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas & many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra along with his sopranos and tenors. As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his hometown for a live intimate tour of Maastricht's magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with CinemaLive host Charlotte Hawkins where 'The King of Waltz' will answer questions submitted by cinema audiences.
|Saturday, 19 November||16:45 - 19:05||SEATS BOOK|
The Australian Ballet: Cinderella (12a)
Cinderella attends the King's Ball - despite her evil stepsisters - thanks to her fairy godmother. She meets the handsome Prince, who travels the kingdom with her glass slipper to find her, his one true love. This award-winning, critically acclaimed production was created by Alexei Ratmansky, one of the world's most sought after choreographers, with extraordinary designs by Jerome Kaplan.
|Wednesday, 23 November||19:00 - 21:30||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Ballet: The Nutcracker (12a)
It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing - including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince - make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.
|Thursday, 8 December||19:00 - 21:15||SEATS BOOK|
RSC Live: The Tempest (12a)
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. In a unique partnership with Intel, the production will be using today's most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare's magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.
|Wednesday, 11 January||18:45 - 22:30||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Opera: Il Trovatore (12a)
Il Trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder. New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman.
|Tuesday, 31 January||19:00 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Ballet: Woolf Works (12a)
The pioneering literary work of Virginian Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGregor's brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf's landmark novels - Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves - with elements of her letters, essays and diaries. Acclaimed British composer Max Richter creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.
|Wednesday, 8 February||19:00 - 21:35||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (12a)
A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors, and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess.
|Tuesday, 28 February||18:45 - 21:45||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Opera: Madama Butterfly (12a)
Puccini's Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton of his young innocent bride.
|Thursday, 30 March||19:00 - 21:45||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Ballet: Jewels (12a)
George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French romantic music of Faure provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'Emeralds', while the fire of 'Rubies' comes from Stravinksy and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in 'Diamonds'. Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the vituoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.
|Tuesday, 11 April||19:00 - 21:30||SEATS BOOK|
The Australian Ballet: Coppélia (12a)
Swanilda and Franz are in love... until a beautiful stranger appears in town. But Dr Coppelius' haughty daughter is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician's sinister doll-filled lair with the help of some fancy footwork! With its world premiere in cinemas in 2017, Coppélia is a sparkling tale of magic and mischief, re-imagined by founding Artistic Director Peggy van Praagh and Theatre Director George Ogilvie
|Wednesday, 19 April||19:00 - 21:30||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Ballet: The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand (12a)
This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton. Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, The Dream is Ashton's adaptation of Skakespeare's riotous comedy in which a forest sprite plays havoc, armed with a love potion. Symphonic Variations was Ashton's first work after World War II, and one of the Company's first to be performed on the huge main stage of the Royal Opera House, in 1946. With six dancers performing a series of quartets, duets, sextets and solos to Franck's brooding Variations symphonies, this seminal masterpiece celebrates the pure beauty of movement. Marguerite and Armand is Ashton's beautiful and emotional retelling of a well-known story, familiar to us through Verdi's opera La Traviata. Ashton famously created this poignant ballet on Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in 1963.
|Wednesday, 7 June||19:00 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
ROH Live Opera: Otello (12a)
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and bariton Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'.
|Wednesday, 28 June||19:00 - 21:45||SEATS BOOK|