FILM SELECTOR

Arts on Screen

From live theatre to Royal Opera and Ballet, we've got a great line-up of Arts on Screen on sale now and coming soon.

 

 

National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt

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Saturday 29th January, 2:30pm

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Recorded live in London’s West End. 

Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance set among the Jewish community of Vienna. 

Hermann Merz is a factory owner and baptized Jew now married to Catholic Gretl in Leopoldstadt – the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria – at the beginning of the 20th century. From here, this epic but intimate play follows the story of Hermann’s extended family over the course of half a century – passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. 

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed. 

Written by: Tom Stoppard 
Directed by: Patrick Marber 
Cast: Aidan McArdle (Hermann Merz), Faye Castelow (Gretl Merz), Sebastian Armesto (Nathan Merz), Arty Froushan (Leo Merz)

Tickets:  Full £20, 65+ £18, 19-30 £15, 18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs 20 
Doors open: 2pm 
BBFC rating: 12A As Live 

 

Royal Opera: Rigoletto

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Sunday 13th March 2022, 2pm

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OPERA anniversary screening performed in September 2021

In a world of decadence and corruption, Verdi’s masterpiece pits power against innocence with devastating effects.

Directed by Oliver Mears in his first production as Director of The Royal Opera, and set in a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Rigoletto is a story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice. Its tragic story revolves around the immoral Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's daughter Gilda. When the Duke, with Rigolettos’s encouragement, seduces a courtier’s daughter, both men are placed under a curse with devastating consequences, and revenge has unintended consequences both times it is attempted.

The Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Director: Oliver Mears
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Carlos Álvarez (Rigoletto), Liparit Avetisyan (Duke of Mantua), Lisette Oropesa (Gilda)

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets: Full £20, 65+ £18, 19-30 £15, 18 & under £10
Running time: 3 hours (inc one interval)
Doors open: 6.45pm
BBFC rating: 12A As Live

 

 

Royal Opera: La Traviata

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Sunday 17th April 2022, 2pm

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Recorded LIVE from the Royal Opera House

Richard Eyre directs Verdi's La traviata, one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time.

La traviata tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont. Played out against the hypocrisy of upper-class fashionable society, Alfredo and Violetta’s love threatens to shame his family. When his father directly appeals to Violetta to relinquish her one chance of happiness, her act of self-sacrifice leads to her paying the ultimate price.

Set in the superficial glamour of 19th century Paris, Verdi’s masterpiece contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments.

The Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Director: Richard Eyre
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Cast: Pretty Yende (Violetta), Stephen Costello (Alfredo Germont), Dimitri Platanias (Giorgio Germont)

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets: Full £20, 65+ £18, 19-30 £15, 18 & under £10
Running time: 3 hours 40 (inc two intervals)
Doors open: 1.30pm
BBFC rating: 12A As Live