Live Screenings at The Palace, Malton
Ballet, Opera and Theatre LIVE by satellite at the Palace - from Royal Opera House and the National Theatre
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 (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'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 (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'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 (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 (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|
Maxine Peake as Hamlet (12A)
Shakespeare's most iconic play, Hamlet, explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate play about loyalty, love, murder, betrayal and madness. Every Hamlet is defined by the actor. In this stripped back, fresh and fast-paced version, Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now. Maxine Peake's acclaimed starring role as Hamlet comes after her BAFTA nominated performance in The Village. She is also hugely respected for her roles in Silk, Red Riding and as Myra Hindley in See No Evil.
|Monday, 23 March||18:45 - 22:00||SEATS BOOK|
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 (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 (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 and 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 (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 (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 (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|