Live Screenings at The Palace, Malton
Ballet, Opera and Theatre LIVE by satellite at the Palace - from Royal Opera House and the National Theatre
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|
NT Live: Hedda Gabler (12A)
"I've no talent for life." Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free. Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece. Ruth Wilson plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber.
|Thursday, 9 March||18:45 - 22:30||SEATS BOOK|
NT Encore: Amadeus (15)
Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world â and heâs determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately with God. After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award winning film.
|Sunday, 12 March||16:00 - 19:30||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 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
NTLive: Twelfth Night (12A)
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
|Thursday, 6 April||18:45 - 22:15||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 - 21:45||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|
NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (12A)
Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare's iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
|Thursday, 20 April||18:45 - 22:20||SEATS BOOK|
RSC Live: Julius Caesar (12A)
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare's epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith's Oppenheimer and James Fenton's adaptation of Don Quixote, Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.
|Wednesday, 26 April||18:45 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra (12A)
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare's tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony's military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello and Much Ado About Nothing.
|Wednesday, 24 May||18:45 - 22:00||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|
NT Live: Peter Pan (12A)
All children, except one, grow up....... Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie's much loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return she is invited to Neverland where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.
|Saturday, 10 June||16:15 - 19:05||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 TÃ©zier 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 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
NTLive: Angels in America - PART 1, Millennium Approaches (15)
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushnerâs multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.
|Thursday, 20 July||18:45 - 22:30||SEATS BOOK|
NTLive Angels in America - PART 2, Perestroika (15)
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushnerâs multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.
|Thursday, 27 July||18:45 - 22:30||SEATS BOOK|
RSC Live: Titus Andronicus (12A)
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare's most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare's gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare's brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen.
|Wednesday, 9 August||18:45 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
NT Live: Yerma (15)
The incredible Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper's portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering and shocking climax. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it "an extraordinary theatrical triumph" (The Times) and "stunning, searing, unmissable" (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper's lead performance is described as "spellbinding" (The Evening Standard), "astonishing" (iNews) and "devastatingly powerful" (The Daily Telegraph).
|Thursday, 31 August||18:45 - 21:00||SEATS BOOK|