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 Ballet: Alice

ROH Live Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (12A)

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 events become curiouser and curiouser.... As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She's swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts' who's on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream? Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot's score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley's wildly imaginative, eye popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

Monday, 23 October 19:00 - 22:05 SEATS  BOOK
NT  Live: Follies
Starring...
Tracie Bennett
Janie Dee
Imelda Staunton

NT Live: 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.

Thursday, 16 November 18:45 - 21:30 SEATS  BOOK
Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: A Woman of No Importance
Starring...
Eve Best
Anne Reid
Eleanor Bron
William Gaunt

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: A Woman of No Importance (12A)

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde's comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeares Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Companys Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in Londons West End. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde's marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

Tuesday, 28 November 19:00 - 21:30 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Ballet: The Nutcracker

ROH Live Ballet: The Nutcracker (12A)

A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present - a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming - but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer's nephew?

Tuesday, 5 December 19:00 - 21:30 SEATS  BOOK
NT Live: Young Marx
Starring...
Rory Kinnear
Oliver Chris

NT Live: Young Marx (12A)

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.1850, and Europe's most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there's still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Thursday, 7 December 18:45 - 22:40 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Ballet: ENCORE The Nutcracker

ROH Ballet: ENCORE The Nutcracker (12A)

A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present - a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep

Sunday, 10 December 13:45 - 16:15 SEATS  BOOK
The Man Who Invented Christmas: Exclusive Q&A with Miriam Margolyes
Starring...
Miriam Margolyes
Dan Stevens
Christopher Plummer
Jonathan Pryce

The Man Who Invented Christmas: Exclusive Q&A with Miriam Margolyes (PG)

ONE NIGHT ONLY - As part of The Malton Dickensian Festival, an exclusive screening of 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'. Miriam, a Dickens aficionado, will join Charles Dickens's great, great, great granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley, in an exclusive Q&A session after a screening of 'The Man Who Invented Christmas', in which Miriam plays the role of Mrs Fisk. As well as being Dickens's direct descendent, Lucinda Hawksley is an author in her own right, who lectures regularly at the National Portrait Museum in London. (Full run time to be confirmed). In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers 'A Christmas Carol', but they passed. Desperate, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Slipping into the world of his novel, he spent the next six weeks laughing and arguing with his characters, acting out scenes like a madman on the streets of London for hours on end.His family and friends worried he was going insane, but Dickens prevailed and finished just before Christmas, creating a masterpiece which gave birth to the Christmas we know and love today.

Saturday, 16 December 16:30 - 19:30 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: Rigoletto

ROH Live Opera: Rigoletto (12A)

David McVicar's acclaimed production of Verdi's potent and tragic Opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano. The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi's potent tragedy in David McVicar's production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke's victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto's daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect...

Tuesday, 16 January 19:00 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
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
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
ROH Live Ballet: Manon

ROH Live Ballet: Manon (12A)

Kennth 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
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