Live Screenings at The Palace, Malton

Ballet, Opera and Theatre LIVE by satellite at the Palace - from Royal Opera House and the National Theatre

The Old Vic
Starring...
Richard Armitage
Ann Firbank
Harry Atwell

The Old Vic's: The Crucible (12A)

In a small tight-knit community in Salem, Massachussetts, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, fuelling widespread hysteria. Arthur Miller's timeless parable attacks the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller's classic American drama, based on Salem's infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production.

Thursday, 4 December 18:45 - 22:25 SEATS  BOOK
Sunday, 7 December 16:15 - 19:55 SEATS  BOOK
NT Live: JOHN
Starring...
DV8 Physical Theatre

NT Live: JOHN (18)

DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. The company's new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. DV8's Artistic Director interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex, one of those men was JOHN. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching.

Tuesday, 9 December 19:45 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Ballet: Alice
Starring...
Sarah Lamb
Frederico Bonelli

ROH Live Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (12A)

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents' friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole things get curiouser and curiouser. On her journeys through Wonderland Alice encounters countless strange creatures. She's swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion until Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?

Tuesday, 16 December 19:00 - 21:55 SEATS  BOOK
Tuesday, 16 December 19:00 - 21:55 SEATS  BOOK
NT Live: Treasure Island
Starring...
TBC

NT Live: Treasure Island (12A)

Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It's a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in and her dangerous voyage begins.

Thursday, 22 January 18:45 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: Andrea Chenier
Starring...
Jonas Kaufmann
Eva-Maria Westbroek

ROH Live Opera: Andrea Chenier (12A)

The poet Andrea Chenier and the servant Carlo Gerard both love the young aristocrat Maddalena. When Maddalena loses everything in the French Revolution, Chenier offers her protection and so incites the envy of Gerard, now a powerful official. Chenier is arrested during the Terror. Gerard, spurred by his jealousy, condemns him. Maddalena makes a desperate appeal and Gerard tries, too late, to defend Chenier. Gerard helps Maddalena to join Chenier in prison and the lovers face the guillotine together.

Thursday, 29 January 19:00 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
RSC Live: Love
Starring...
Edward Bennett
Michelle Terry
Leah Whitaker

RSC Live: Love's Labour's Lost (12A)

Summer 1914. Dedicating themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years - but then the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive. Shakespeare's sparkling comedy mischievously suggests that the highest of all academic endeavours is the study of the opposite sex. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to spend time apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be transformed by war.

Wednesday, 11 February 18:45 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: Der fliegende Hollander
Starring...
Bryn Terfel

ROH Live Opera: Der fliegende Hollander (12A)

The Flying Dutchman has been cursed for eternity. Once every seven years he is allowed to come ashore to seek redemption. He may have found it in Senta, a woman who longs for escape from her dreary life. Senta accepts the Dutchman's offer of marriage. But the Dutchman wrongly suspects her of unfaithfulness. Thinking he's protecting her, he leaves to resume his endless voyaging, Senta is left alone.

Tuesday, 24 February 19:00 - 21:20 SEATS  BOOK
RSC Live: Love
Starring...
Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Michelle Terry
Edward Bennett
Tunji Kasim

RSC Live: Love's Labour's Won (12A)

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the high spirits of a post-war house party in autumn 1918. As memories of the trenches give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare's matching pair of comedies. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, his play is performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly given to it during Shakespeare's lifetime.

Wednesday, 4 March 18:45 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
NT Live: Behind The Beautiful Forevers
Starring...
Meera Syal

NT Live: Behind The Beautiful Forevers (12A)

India is surging with global ambition. Beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a house. Sunil, 12 and stunted, wants to eat until he's as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a 'first-class person', while her daughter Manju wants to be the slum's first female graduate. Their schemes are fragile; recession threatens the garbage trade and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

Thursday, 12 March 18:45 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Ballet: Swan Lake

ROH Live Ballet: Swan Lake (12A)

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is instantly captivated and determines to break the spell that holds her captive. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of the curse, disguises his daughter as Odette. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for her and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever. Siegfried and Odette drown themselves and are united in death.

Tuesday, 17 March 19:00 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Starring...
Anne Sofie von Otter
Willard White
Christine Rice

ROH Live Opera: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (12A)

Three criminals on the run find they can go no further and found a city - Mahagonny, city of gold. The destitute and the disenchanted flock to Mahagonny, among them the prostitute Jenny and the lumberjack Jim Mahoney with his three friends. The city swells with debauchery. Jim and Jenny try to escape, but find themselves still in Mahagonny. Jim is arrested and convicted of myriad crimes - chief among them a lack of money, punishable by death. He is executed and the city burns.

Wednesday, 1 April 19:00 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
NT Live: The Hard Problem
Starring...
Lucy Robinson
Jonathan Coy

NT Live: The Hard Problem (12A)

Hilary, a psychology researcher at a brain-science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is 'the hard problem' which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? The Hard Problem is Tom Stoppard's first play for the National Theatre since his trilogy The Coast of Utopia in 2002.

Thursday, 16 April 18:45 - 20:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Ballet: La Fille mal gardee
Starring...
TBC

ROH Live Ballet: La Fille mal gardee (12A)

Lise is the only daughter of Simone, a widow and owner of a prosperous farm. She loves Colas, a young farmer - but her mother has far more ambitious plans and has determined Lise should marry Alain, the son of a wealthy landowner. Alain seems as uninterested in marrying Lise as Lise is Alain. Simone initially takes the hard line but eventually gives Lise and Colas her blessing.

Tuesday, 5 May 19:00 - 21:15 SEATS  BOOK
NT Live: Man + Superman
Starring...
Ralph Fiennes
Indira Varma

NT Live: Man + Superman (12A)

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his. Fiennes takes the role of Tanner in this reinvention of Shaw's provocative classic.

Thursday, 14 May 18:45 - 20:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: La boheme
Starring...
Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja

ROH Live Opera: La boheme (12A)

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimi, a seamstress, they fall passionately in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimi is gravely ill. Rodolfo, painfully aware that he cannot afford the medicine and care Mimi needs, separates from her. At the end of her life Mimi returns to Rodolfo's garret. They ecstatically embrace - but, despite the care of Rodolfo and his friends, Mimi dies.

Wednesday, 10 June 19:00 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: Guillaume Tell
Starring...
Gerald Finley
John Osborn
Sofia Fomina

ROH Live Opera: Guillaume Tell (12A)

The Swiss hero William Tell longs to liberate his people from the cruel Austrian occupation. When he helps a Swiss prisoner escape Austrian justice he comes to the attention of the governor Gesler - who sadistically forces Tell to shoot an apple off his son's head. As Tell is arrested his fellow revolutionaries, led by the young patriot Arnold and his Austrian lover Mathilde, gather forces to fight for Swiss liberty. Tell escapes in time to lead the victorious uprising.

Sunday, 5 July 14:30 - 17:30 SEATS  BOOK
RSC: The Merchant Of Venice

RSC: The Merchant Of Venice (12A)

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Wednesday, 22 July 18:45 - 22:15 SEATS  BOOK