Live Screenings at The Palace, Malton
Ballet, Opera and Theatre LIVE by satellite at the Palace - from Royal Opera House and the National Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe: The Tempest
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is confronted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.
|Sunday, 27 July||19:00||SEATS BOOK|
Glyndebourne Festival 2014: La Traviata
At one of her brilliant supper parties, Violetta meets the well-born Alfredo. They fall in love, she then abandons her life of pleasure. Alfredo's father intrudes on them and demands that Violetta renounce Alfredo. She determines to make the sacrifice and leaves. Violetta appears at a ball on the arm of an old admirer. Alfredo insults her and is challenged by the Baron. Violetta becomes ill and all her friends desert her, Alfredo at last returns. His father has urged him to seek her forgiveness. Sung in Italian with English supertitles
|Sunday, 10 August||17:15||SEATS BOOK|
Shakespeare's Globe: Macbeth
When three witches tell macbeth he is destined to occupy the throne to Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the firsat man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing - first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms;then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thinkens, anyone who seems to theaten his tyrant's crown.
|Sunday, 17 August||19:00||SEATS BOOK|
Encore Monty Python Live (Mostly)
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.
|Tuesday, 29 July||18:45||SEATS BOOK|
|Monday, 18 August||18:45||SEATS BOOK|
Shakespeare's Globe: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius - but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia... When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.
|Sunday, 24 August||19:00||SEATS BOOK|
RSC LIVE:The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.
|Wednesday, 3 September||18:45||SEATS BOOK|
NT LIVE: Medea
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace.
|Thursday, 4 September||18:45||SEATS BOOK|
NT Live: Skylight ENCORE (12A)
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
|Monday, 4 August||18:45||SEATS BOOK|
|Thursday, 14 August||18:45||SEATS BOOK|
|Monday, 8 September||18:45||SEATS BOOK|
A Streetcar Named Desire (12A)
As Blanche's fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace - but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. With Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella.
|Tuesday, 16 September||18:45||SEATS BOOK|
Salomé, Wild Salomé + Live Q&A With Al Pacino (15)
Salomé: the Oscar Wilde play is set in the time of Jesus and is the story of Salomé (Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty, The Help), a princess whose stepfather, King Herod (Al Pacino), drunkenly promises whatever she desires if she will dance for him. Her demand for the head of John the Baptist - the only man whom Herod fears - leaves the king in a terrible position. Wilde Salomé: the documentary (directed by Pacino) takes us on a journey that focuses on his fascination and obsession for Wilde's work after seeing the play performed in London. Followed by a live Q&A session with Pacino hosted by Stephen Fry.
|Sunday, 21 September||15:45||SEATS BOOK|
Billy Elliot The Musical Live (12A)
Based on the Academy Award nominated film first released in 2000, Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London's West End and has gone around the world, winning over 80 theatre awards along the way including Tony Awards and 5 Olivier Awards. Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/'85 miners' strike, Billy's journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.
|Sunday, 28 September||13:30||SEATS BOOK|
|Sunday, 28 September||18:30||SEATS BOOK|
Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me
Following the success of his first literary publication, The Fry Chronicles in 2010, Stephen Fry is back with his second installment of memoirs, More Fool Me. To celebrate its release, the much-loved comedian, actor, presenter and writer takes to the stage for an unmissable evening of entertainment. This event will offer an exclusive preview of the book, which provides an insight into Fry's headier days during the late eighties and early nineties. The event will be streamed live from the Bridgewater Hall, an award-winning concert venue in Manchester, and shown in cinemas throughout the country.
|Wednesday, 1 October||19:15||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Opera House Live: Manon
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 cannot resist. With the Lescauts' encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.'s fortune. They are caught and Manon is arrested as a prostitute. She is deported to New Orleans, Des Grieux follows. On the run in the Louisiana swamps, Manon collapses from exhaustion.
|Thursday, 16 October||19:00||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Opera House Live: L'elisir d'amore
Adina seems to remain immune to Dulcamara's potion (nothing more magical than red wine) and agrees to marry the boastful Sergeant Belcore. But she finally realizes she cares for Nemorino and admits her love. All rejoice - Dulcamara most of all, as he celebrates the proven power of his potion.
|Wednesday, 26 November||19:00||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Opera House Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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||SEATS BOOK|
|Tuesday, 16 December||19:00||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Opera: Andrea Chénier
The poet Andrea Chénier and the servant Carlo Gérard both love the young aristocrat Maddalen. When Maddalena loses everything in the French Revolution, Chénier offers her protection and so incites the envy of Gérard, now a powerful official. Chénier is arrested during the Terror. Gérard, spurred by his jealousy, condemns him. Maddalena makes a desperate appeal and Gérard tries, too late, to defend Chénier. Gérard helps Maddalena to join Chénier in prison and the lovers face the guillotine together.
|Thursday, 29 January||19:00||SEATS BOOK|
RSC LIVE: Love's Labour's Lost
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||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Opera: Der fliegende Holländer
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||SEATS BOOK|
RSC LIVE: Love's Labour's Won
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||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake
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||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Opera: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
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||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Ballet: La Fille mal gardée
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||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Opera: La bohème
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall passionately in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Rodolfo, painfully aware that he cannot afford the medicine and care Mimì needs, separates from her. At the end of her life Mimì returns to Rodolfo's garret. They ecstatically embrace - but, despite the care of Rodolfo and his friends, Mimì dies.
|Wednesday, 10 June||19:00||SEATS BOOK|
The Royal Opera: Guillaume Tell
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||SEATS BOOK|