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 Opera: Werther (12a)
Based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet's opera tells the story of the poet Werther's hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man. The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour - small wonder that Werther is often considered to be the composer's finest work.
|Monday, 27 June||18:45 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
ENCORE Live: The Importance of Being Earnest (u)
David Suchet stars as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's superb satire on Victorian manners 'The Importance of Being Earnest' live from London's Vaudeville Theatre. Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions - and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.
|Wednesday, 29 June||18:15 - 20:58||SEATS BOOK|
KBTC Live: 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.
|Thursday, 7 July||19:00 - 21:55||SEATS BOOK|
Glyndebourne: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (12a)
Hans Sachs is the most celebrated of the Mastersingers, a group of poets and musicians who have created complex rules for composing and performing their songs. Their world is turned upside down by free-thinking Walther who enters their singing competition to win his beloved Eva. But can this inspired rule-breaker win the hand of the woman he loves?
|Tuesday, 12 July||17:15 - 23:00||SEATS BOOK|
Globe on Screen: Richard II (12a)
Simon Godwin delivers a dynamic portrayal of a play filled with both violence and comedic irony. Starring Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey, Philomena), Godwin's production delves into the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it. The rich colours and lavish costumes of this historical play transfer superbly to the big screen.
|Sunday, 17 July||16:30 - 19:25||SEATS BOOK|
Almeida Live: Richard III (15)
War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward's brother Richard - vicious in war, despised in peacetime - awaits the opportunity to seize his brother's crown. Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict. Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold's searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.
|Thursday, 21 July||18:45 - 22:15||SEATS BOOK|
André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert (12a)
Known to millions as 'The King of Waltz', André Rieu is one of the world's most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year. Set against the stunning backdrop of the town square in AndrÃ©'s hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André promises an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages. CinemaLive's presentation of André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who introduces the show and conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert is shaping up to be his biggest and most spectacular concert ever to screen in cinemas!
|Saturday, 23 July||18:45 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
|Saturday, 23 July||18:45 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|