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: Yerma
Starring...
Billie Piper

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). Please note that this performance of 'Yerma' includes strobe lighting.

Thursday, 31 August 18:45 - 21:00 SEATS  BOOK
John le Carré
Starring...
John le Carré

John le Carré's : An Evening with George Smiley (U)

Live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a unique celebration of John le Carré's work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Featuring readings from his new novel A Legacy of Spies, and a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience the author direct and in his own words. For those unable to make it to London's Southbank, the event is being broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe. In aid of Médecins Sans Frontèires / Doctors without Borders (MSF)

Thursday, 7 September 19:30 - 21:45 SEATS  BOOK
Carmen On The Lake

Carmen On The Lake (12A)

Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet's Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French composer's opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including the Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador Song. On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before - recorded live on the floating stage during the Bregenz Festival. As with their previous spectacular productions, you can expect the staging of this classic tale to have an extravagantly original and innovative design, with the waters of the lake being used as an extension of the stage. This production of Carmen will be directed by Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London, with the set designed by the British artist Es Devlin. Her past work includes sets for such stars as Adele, Take That, U2, Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West.

Thursday, 14 September 18:45 - 22:00 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: The Magic Flute

ROH Live Opera: The Magic Flute (12A)

Julia Jones Conducts The Royal Opera's Spellbinding production of Mozart's The Magic Flute with wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno. Mozart's glorious Opera 'The Magic Flute' is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar's production with beautiful sets by John McFarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird catcher Papageno, but all is not as it seems...

Wednesday, 20 September 19:00 - 20:45 SEATS  BOOK
King Lear Live from Shakespeare
Starring...
Kevin McNally
Emily Bruni
Sirine Saba
Anjana Vasan

King Lear Live from Shakespeare's Globe (12A)

King Lear (Kevin McNally) decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid. As he comes to realise the false values by which he has lived, he finally encounters his own humanity. Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare's Globe, this brand new retelling of one of the Bard's greatest plays will capture your heart on September 21. .

Thursday, 21 September 19:15 - 22:15 SEATS  BOOK
Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy
Starring...
Conductor: Jochen Rieder

Jonas Kaufmann: My Italy (U)

Jonas Kaufmann, the celebrated German tenor, presents his personal tribute to Italian music and culture in this special concert documentary film MY ITALY. Featuring songs from sold-out concerts in Turin and Milan, the star tenors stunning performances are interwoven with short films exploring his love of Italy, all set against a backdrop of breathtaking landscapes and evocative scenes of Italian life. Music includes popular and familiar songs like Parla più piano from The Godfather soundtrack, Caruso by Lucio Dalla and the international hit Volare, performed at the Teatro Carignano in Turin. In addition fans will be able to relive some of operas most famous arias from Kaufmanns An Evening with Puccini concert at La Scala, Milan, including Lucevan le stelle from Tosca and Nessun Dorma from Turandot. Jonas Kaufmann My Italy is a delightful musical and visual treat for the cinema screen.

Sunday, 24 September 16:45 - 18:45 SEATS  BOOK
ROH Live Opera: La bohème

ROH Live Opera: La bohème (12A)

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimi, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love, but their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimi is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini's La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing's spectacular setting. Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

Tuesday, 3 October 19:00 - 21:50 SEATS  BOOK
NTLive: ENCORE Hamlet
Starring...
Benedict Cumberbatch

NTLive: ENCORE Hamlet (12A)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Thursday, 5 October 18:45 - 22:10 SEATS  BOOK
RSC Live: Coriolanus

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
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 - 22:30 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 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
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
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
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