Live Screenings at The Palace, Malton

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

NTLive: ENCORE Follies
Starring...
Tracie Bennett
Janie Dee
Imelda Staunton

NTLive: ENCORE Follies (12A)

Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it's directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim's previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Sunday, 21 January 16:00 - 18:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: Tosca

ROH Live Opera: Tosca (12A)

Drama, passion and fabulous music - Puccini's operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast lead by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley. Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent's production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. 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 - with its gripping plot and glorious music, it's easy to see why.

Wednesday, 7 February 19:00 - 22:15 SEATS  BOOK
RSC Live: Twelfth Night

RSC Live: Twelfth Night (12A)

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, and all the brothers too.' Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love - hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...Christopher Luscombe, Director of the 'glorious' Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare's greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time".

Wednesday, 14 February 18:45 - 22:30 SEATS  BOOK
NTLive: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Starring...
Sienna Miller
Jack O'Connell
Colm Meaney

NTLive: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (15)

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?

Thursday, 22 February 18:45 - 22:20 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Ballet: The Winter

ROH Live Ballet: The Winter's Tale (12A)

Shakespeare's tale of love and loss becomes a compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon's ballet adaption, with music by Joby Talbot. Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare's late great romance The Winter's Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter's Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

Wednesday, 28 February 19:00 - 22:15 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: Carmen

ROH Live Opera: Carmen (12A)

Bizet's French Opera Stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky's intense production. This ever popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky's highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world's most sought after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich's 'The Nose' in 2016 was greeted with delight. 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.

Tuesday, 6 March 18:30 - 22:05 SEATS  BOOK
Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: Lady Windermere
Starring...
Jennifer Saunders

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: Lady Windermere's Fan (12A)

A new production of Oscar Wilde's social comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatrecompany led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe. The day of Lady Windermere's birthday party and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere's Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde's most popular and witty plays.

Tuesday, 20 March 19:00 - 21:00 SEATS  BOOK
NT Live: Julius Caesar
Starring...
Ben Whishaw
Michelle Fairley
David Calder
David Morrissey

NT Live: Julius Caesar (12A)

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas 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.

Thursday, 22 March 18:45 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Ballet: Bernstein Centenary

ROH Live Ballet: Bernstein Centenary (12A)

The Royal Ballet celebrates The Centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon. Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources, drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical and many of Bernstein's scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including 'Fancy Free' and 'West Side Story'. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer's birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein's music.

Tuesday, 27 March 19:00 - 22:15 SEATS  BOOK
Messiah

Messiah (12A)

Inspired by Handel's profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this extraordinary production features Europe's most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists. The story explores the drama and struggle of faith, showing a group of people whose grief at the loss of their leader is transformed into hope through a narrative of resurrection. Through their despair, the Apostles gradually realise their mission is to redeem the world by sharing the story of Jesus's life and death with all humanity. Described by the critics as an 'astonishingly beautiful' (The Stage)

Wednesday, 28 March 18:45 - 21:15 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: Macbeth

ROH Live Opera: Macbeth (12A)

Verdi's Opera on Shakespeare's tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lucic and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo. Verdi's life long love affair with Shakespeare's works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be 'one of the greatest creations of man'. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create 'something out of the ordinary'. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland..but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

Wednesday, 4 April 19:00 - 22:35 SEATS  BOOK
RSC Live: Macbeth
Starring...
Niamh Cusack
Christopher Eccleston

RSC Live: Macbeth (12A)

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare's darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston's RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

Wednesday, 11 April 18:45 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Ballet: Manon

ROH Live Ballet: Manon (12A)

Kenneth MacMillan's powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux's tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet. Manon's brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can't resist. With the Lescauts' encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M's fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux.

Thursday, 3 May 19:00 - 21:50 SEATS  BOOK
NT Live: Macbeth
Starring...
Rory Kinnear
Anne-Marie Duff

NT Live: Macbeth (12A)

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Thursday, 10 May 18:45 - 22:30 SEATS  BOOK
An American in Paris- The Musical

An American in Paris- The Musical (12A)

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the 'City of Light'. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London's West End to a cinema near you. An American GI's chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. Experience this "truly ravishing" (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

Wednesday, 16 May 18:45 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
Wednesday, 16 May 18:45 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Ballet: Swan Lake

ROH Live Ballet: Swan Lake (12A)

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky's first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky's score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa's royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

Tuesday, 12 June 19:00 - 22:15 SEATS  BOOK
RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet (12A)

What if your first true love was someone you'd been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heart breaking consequences.

Wednesday, 18 July 18:45 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Starring...
David Troughton

RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor (12A)

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it's the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff's comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor.

Wednesday, 12 September 18:45 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
La Bohème On Sydney Harbour

La Bohème On Sydney Harbour (12A)

From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini's beloved classic the original bohemian love story has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache.With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia's glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.

Thursday, 13 September 18:45 - 21:20 SEATS  BOOK