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: 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|
NT Live: 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|
NT Live: Obsession (15)
Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
|Thursday, 11 May||18:45 - 21:00||SEATS BOOK|
NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (12A)
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald's critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albeeâs landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George's displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha's toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
|Thursday, 18 May||18:45 - 22:10||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|
Glyndebourne: La Traviata (12A)
Violetta gives up every hope of happiness in this heart-wrenching love story. With its world-famous arias, La Traviata is the perfect introduction to Glyndebourne. Alfredo, a young man from the provinces, falls in love with Violetta, the stylish toast of Paris, but she's not the marrying kind....at least not until now. However, their dreams are threatened by both a merciless society that condemns Violetta's racy past and an equally merciless disease. There's rarely a dry eye in the house when this poignant tale unfolds through Verdi's robust, tuneful, full-hearted and full-throated score, laced through with melodies as familiar as the story. Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva portrays the iconic role of Violetta, alongside American tenor Michael Fabiano as Alfredo. The visual beauty of Tom Cairns's opulent production aptly echoes the irresistible allure of this beloved opera. (Please note this show will not be streamed live).
|Thursday, 8 June||17:45 - 20:50||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 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 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
La bohème - Live from Taormina (12A)
Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years - from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today's opera stars. Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 2017 is no exception, with the staging of Puccini's La bohème - the tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, this retelling of the timeless classic will enchant cinema audiences with its intense melodic lyrics, original and refined harmony, instrumental light feel and nuances which are all unmistakable and unique. For one night only, come and experience this spectacular opera on the big screen, live from Taormina, Sicily!
|Wednesday, 5 July||19:15 - 21:45||SEATS BOOK|
Glyndebourne: Hamlet (12A)
Be part of a major new operatic work. Join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean's new opera based on Shakespeare's best-known tragedy. Brett Dean's colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn's libretto is pure Shakespeare. A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet. Hamlet will be conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Glyndebourne's former Music Director. Neil Armfield has directed numerous productions for Opera Australia, including their first full-length presentation of The Ring Cycle. He is the director of the acclaimed films Candy and Holding the Man.
|Thursday, 6 July||17:45 - 21:00||SEATS BOOK|
NT Encore: Salomé (15)
The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. 'Epic. A near-perfect production.' Guardian (on Les Blancs)
|Monday, 10 July||18:30 - 22:20||SEATS BOOK|
NT Live: 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|
NT Live: 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|
Glyndebourne: La Clemenza di Tito (12A)
Spurned by Tito, Vitellia seeks revenge. Besotted Sesto agrees to avenge her as a token of his love, but all does not go to plan. A brand new take on one of Mozart's final works. Vitellia's path to the throne is thwarted by the man who deposed her father, so she presses her admirer Sesto to murder him. Driven by love, Sesto does his worst but in return receives a lesson in forgiveness. Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Claus Guth, Mozartâs opera delivers all of the sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity we expect of him. Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La Clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy. Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto.
|Thursday, 3 August||17:45 - 21:00||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|
RSC Live: Coriolanus (12A)
A ful throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.
|Wednesday, 11 October||18:45 - 22:30||SEATS BOOK|
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|