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Sunday 22, October

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

15Afor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

It

It

16for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.

The Snowman

The Snowman

15Afor grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

16for Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

Geostorm

Geostorm

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

12AFor A scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language.

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

15Afor violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity.

The Ritual

The Ritual

16

Monday 23, October

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Gfor some mild action and rude humor

My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie

Gfor mild action

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

PGfor some thematic elements and language

Geostorm

Geostorm

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

The Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch

G

It's Not Yet Dark

It's Not Yet Dark

PG

American Made

American Made

15Alanguage throughout and some sexuality/nudity.

Home Again

Home Again

12Afor some thematic and sexual material.

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

12AFor A scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language.

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

15Afor violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

15Afor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Marshall

Marshall

12Afor mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language.

The Snowman

The Snowman

15Afor grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity

The Princess Bride - 30th Anniversary Re-Release

The Princess Bride - 30th Anniversary Re-Release

PG

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Alice's Adventures

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Alice's Adventures

TBC

Geostorm 3D

Geostorm 3D

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

It

It

16for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.

The Ritual

The Ritual

16

Tuesday 24, October

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Gfor some mild action and rude humor

My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie

Gfor mild action

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

PGfor some thematic elements and language

Geostorm

Geostorm

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

The Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch

G

It's Not Yet Dark

It's Not Yet Dark

PG

American Made

American Made

15Alanguage throughout and some sexuality/nudity.

Home Again

Home Again

12Afor some thematic and sexual material.

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

12AFor A scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language.

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

15Afor violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

15Afor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

16for Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

Marshall

Marshall

12Afor mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language.

The Snowman

The Snowman

15Afor grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity

Geostorm 3D

Geostorm 3D

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

The Ritual

The Ritual

16

Wednesday 25, October

Geostorm

Geostorm

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

Marshall

Marshall

12Afor mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language.

The Snowman

The Snowman

15Afor grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Gfor some mild action and rude humor

My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie

Gfor mild action

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

PGfor some thematic elements and language

The Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch

G

It's Not Yet Dark

It's Not Yet Dark

PG

American Made

American Made

15Alanguage throughout and some sexuality/nudity.

Home Again

Home Again

12Afor some thematic and sexual material.

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

12AFor A scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language.

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

15Afor violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

15Afor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Live with Friends

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Live with Friends

TBC

Geostorm 3D

Geostorm 3D

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

The Ritual

The Ritual

16

Thursday 26, October

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Gfor some mild action and rude humor

My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie

Gfor mild action

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

PGfor some thematic elements and language

Geostorm

Geostorm

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

The Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch

G

It's Not Yet Dark

It's Not Yet Dark

PG

American Made

American Made

15Alanguage throughout and some sexuality/nudity.

Home Again

Home Again

12Afor some thematic and sexual material.

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

12AFor A scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language.

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

15Afor violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

15Afor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

16for Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

The Snowman

The Snowman

15Afor grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity

Geostorm 3D

Geostorm 3D

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

18for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and for language

The Ritual

The Ritual

16

Thursday 16, November

NT Live - Follies

NT Live - Follies

TBC

Saturday 18, November

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Exterminating Angel

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Exterminating Angel

TBC

Tuesday 21, November

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: David Hockney

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: David Hockney

TBC

Tuesday 5, December

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: The Nutcracker

TBC

Wednesday 13, December

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

12ARated 12A for sci-fi action violence

Thursday 14, December

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

TBC

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D

TBC

Tuesday 16, January

ROH 2017/2018: Rigoletto

ROH 2017/2018: Rigoletto

TBC

Sunday 21, January

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet

TBC

Tuesday 23, January

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Cézanne

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Cézanne

TBC

Saturday 27, January

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Tosca

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Tosca

TBC

Wednesday 31, January

The Met Opera 2017-18: Tosca (Encore)

The Met Opera 2017-18: Tosca (Encore)

TBC

Wednesday 7, February

ROH 2017/2018: Tosca

ROH 2017/2018: Tosca

TBC

Saturday 10, February

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: L’Elisir d’Amore

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: L’Elisir d’Amore

TBC

Saturday 24, February

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: La Bohème

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: La Bohème

TBC

Wednesday 28, February

The Met Opera 2017-18: La Bohème (Encore)

The Met Opera 2017-18: La Bohème (Encore)

TBC

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: The Winter's Tale

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: The Winter's Tale

TBC

Sunday 4, March

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris

TBC

Tuesday 6, March

ROH 2017/2018: Carmen

ROH 2017/2018: Carmen

TBC

Tuesday 20, March

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Rembrandt

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Rembrandt

TBC

Tuesday 27, March

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Bernstein Centenary

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Bernstein Centenary

TBC

Saturday 31, March

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Così fan tutte

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Così fan tutte

TBC

Wednesday 4, April

ROH 2017/2018: Macbeth

ROH 2017/2018: Macbeth

TBC

Wednesday 11, April

The Met Opera 2017-18: Così fan tutte (Encore)

The Met Opera 2017-18: Così fan tutte (Encore)

TBC

Saturday 14, April

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Luisa Miller

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Luisa Miller

TBC

Saturday 28, April

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Cendrillon

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Cendrillon

TBC

Thursday 3, May

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Manon

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Manon

TBC

Tuesday 22, May

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: I, Claude Monet

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: I, Claude Monet

TBC

Sunday 10, June

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Coppelia

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Coppelia

TBC

Tuesday 12, June

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Swan Lake

TBC

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American Made

American Made

15Alanguage throughout and some sexuality/nudity.

In Universal Pictures’ American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.

The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man). Gary Spinelli wrote the screenplay.

Monday 23, October

Tuesday 24, October

Wednesday 25, October

Thursday 26, October

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Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

15Afor Violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Sunday 22, October

Monday 23, October

Tuesday 24, October

Wednesday 25, October

Thursday 26, October

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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Coppelia

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Coppelia

TBC

Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson...The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppéliaexhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19thcentury choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

Sunday 10, June

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: Romeo and Juliet

TBC

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy...Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.

Sunday 21, January

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18: The Flames of Paris

TBC

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne andher brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way...Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energyand fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’sThe Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

Sunday 4, March

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Cézanne

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Cézanne

TBC

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least-known of all the impressionists – until now.

Tuesday 23, January

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: David Hockney

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: David Hockney

TBC

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide.

Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.

Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

Tuesday 21, November

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: I, Claude Monet

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: I, Claude Monet

TBC

After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist.

Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.

Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

‘Remarkable attention to detail’

France Magazine

‘Elegantly made and thoroughly informative’

The Guardian

‘Intense and intimate, pulling you into the artist’s world – offering rare insight’

The Observer

Tuesday 22, May

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Rembrandt

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Rembrandt

TBC

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.

The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist.

This film explores each of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

Tuesday 20, March

Geostorm

Geostorm

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth's very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.

Geostorm 3D

Geostorm 3D

12Afor destruction, action and violence.

When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth's very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.

Monday 23, October

Tuesday 24, October

Wednesday 25, October

Thursday 26, October

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Live with Friends

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Live with Friends

TBC

Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film, following an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon. Here we see her behind the mask as a daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, alongside taking to the stage for a specially commissioned performance, with legendary hits including Pull Up to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm showcased in full. Larger than life, bordering on cartoon, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts.

Wednesday 25, October

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day

15Afor violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity.

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Paranormal Activity series) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in Half to Death, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. Half to Death is directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones).

Sunday 22, October

Tuesday 24, October

Wednesday 25, October

Thursday 26, October

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Home Again

Home Again

12Afor some thematic and sexual material.

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

Monday 23, October

Tuesday 24, October

Wednesday 25, October

Thursday 26, October

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It

It

16for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise. Bill Denborough has a personal vendetta with the clown. 27 years after their last encounter with Pennywise, the 'Losers Club' has regrouped from their successful lives and businesses because IT has returned and kids are disappearing again. The only problem is that they have all forgotten what occurred that summer. It's up to The Losers Club to regain their memories, to think of the key to killing Pennywise, and to stay alive long enough to end his tyranny but to also realise what brought them together in the first place

Sunday 22, October

Monday 23, October

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It's Not Yet Dark

It's Not Yet Dark

PG

It's Not Yet Dark tells the ground breaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish film maker with ALS (MND), as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology.

Monday 23, October

Tuesday 24, October

Wednesday 25, October

Thursday 26, October

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Jigsaw

Jigsaw

18for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and for language

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

Thursday 26, October

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

16for Sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material.

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

Sunday 22, October

Tuesday 24, October

Thursday 26, October

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Marshall

Marshall

12Afor mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language.

Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

Monday 23, October

Tuesday 24, October

Wednesday 25, October

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My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie

Gfor mild action

A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

NT Live - Follies

NT Live - Follies

TBC

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

ROH 2017/2018: Carmen

ROH 2017/2018: Carmen

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Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

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

ROH 2017/2018: Macbeth

ROH 2017/2018: Macbeth

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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.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

Wednesday 4, April

ROH 2017/2018: Rigoletto

ROH 2017/2018: Rigoletto

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Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto, based on Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse, was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.

Tuesday 16, January

ROH 2017/2018: Tosca

ROH 2017/2018: Tosca

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From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. 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 – and with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: Jonathan Kent’s handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards its fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.

Wednesday 7, February

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Alice's Adventures

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Alice's Adventures

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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.

Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.

Monday 23, October

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Bernstein Centenary

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Bernstein Centenary

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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.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are both inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

Tuesday 27, March

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Manon

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Manon

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Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

Thursday 3, May

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: Swan Lake

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Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. 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.

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. Since then there has been a succession of productions, the most recent of which was overseen by Anthony Dowell. This Season the Company creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. Scarlett, while remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Tuesday 12, June

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: The Nutcracker

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Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with the lively Christmas party that is hosted by the Stahlbaum family, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

Tuesday 5, December

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: The Winter's Tale

Royal Ballet 2017/2018: The Winter's Tale

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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 Wheeldon’s 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.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

Wednesday 28, February

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

12ARated 12A for sci-fi action violence

A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

Wednesday 13, December

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Thursday 14, December

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3D

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Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Thursday 14, December

The Jungle Bunch

The Jungle Bunch

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Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all, helped by his army of silly baboons... The Jungle Bunch - to the rescue.

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Gfor some mild action and rude humor

Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they're gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they're ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Cendrillon

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Cendrillon

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“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Saturday 28, April

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Così fan tutte

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Così fan tutte

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A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Saturday 31, March

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Exterminating Angel

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Exterminating Angel

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Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Saturday 18, November

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: L’Elisir d’Amore

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: L’Elisir d’Amore

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Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Saturday 10, February

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: La Bohème

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: La Bohème

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The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.

Saturday 24, February

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Luisa Miller

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Luisa Miller

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James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Saturday 14, April

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Tosca

The Met Opera 2017-18 Season: Tosca

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Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

Saturday 27, January

The Met Opera 2017-18: Così fan tutte (Encore)

The Met Opera 2017-18: Così fan tutte (Encore)

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A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Wednesday 11, April

The Met Opera 2017-18: La Bohème (Encore)

The Met Opera 2017-18: La Bohème (Encore)

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The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.

Wednesday 28, February

The Met Opera 2017-18: Tosca (Encore)

The Met Opera 2017-18: Tosca (Encore)

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Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

Wednesday 31, January

The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

12AFor A scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language.

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba.

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The Princess Bride - 30th Anniversary Re-Release

The Princess Bride - 30th Anniversary Re-Release

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A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

Monday 23, October

The Ritual

The Ritual

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A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

Sunday 22, October

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The Snowman

The Snowman

15Afor grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Sunday 22, October

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Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

12A

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

PGfor some thematic elements and language

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s [Academy Award winner Judi Dench] remarkable rule.

When Abdul Karim [Ali Fazal], a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

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