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  "Sister Act - the Musical" [LIVE] 30th April, 1 - 4 May 7.30 pm, 5 May 2.30 pm
Christmas 1977 and Deloris Van Cartier dreams of being a star. Auditioning for a slot at the nightclub of her boyfriend, notorious hoodlum Curtis Jackson, she inadvertently stumbles across something she was not meant to see and now she has become a serious threat to him
 
Deloris runs to the police, who place her in hiding as a nun at the Queen of Angels Cathedral, until Curtis is brought to trial.
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The introduction of Deloris causes chaos so with her survival and that of the church both at stake, will Deloris find the sanctuary she needs or will the attempts to keep the church going threaten to expose her ?
Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg this production is by Spotlight's own in-house company.
Adult £10 Under 16 £6
  "Faust" RoH Opera Sunday 5th May 6.45 pm
Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him.
 
The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with him: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul.
 
Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite becomes infatuated with Faust who,however, soon abandons her.
 
Her brother Valentin returns from war and is furious to find his sister pregnant. Will Faust repent his destructive actions, and can his soul, and Marguerite's, be saved?
 
Gounod's Faust (1859) was one of the world's most popular operas from the 1860s to World War II.
All £16  
   A Classic Musical  Monday 13th May 12.45 pm
Spotlight presents a classic musical, on the big screen, in a dementia-friendly environment for people with that condition and their carers.
 
Based on best practice recommendations, the lights will be on low throughout and the bar area will be available as a 'quiet zone' for anyone who needs a break.
 
During the interval, around half way through, tea and biscuits wil lbe available.
 
Screenings start around 12.45 pm and end approximately at 4 pm
 
Details of films will appear nearer the time.
      ADMISSION FREE
  "Dialogues Des Carmelites" Met Opera New York Saturday 11th May 5 pm
Composed by Francis Poulenc this is the tragic story of the nuns of a Carmelite convent who, during the Terror following the French Revolution, live in hope and fear under the constant threat of the guillotine.
 
The ever-fearful Blanche de la Force joins the Carmelite order but when the order is suppressed under the Revolution, the sisters swear that they are willing to die a martyr’s death for their faith.
 
In the turmoil, Blanche flees to her home; in the meantime, however, her father has become a victim of the Terror and when she learns that the other sisters are to be victims of the Terror Blanche overcomes her fear of dying and joins them.
 
All £16  
  " Ballet Triple " RoH Ballet Saturday 18th May 7 pm
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers.
 
Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.
 
Medusa, a new work created on The Royal Ballet by the acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.
 
Pite's Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses Górecki's familiar music and a large dance ensemble for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration
All £16  
  "All My Sons" NT Old Vic Sunday 19th May 7 pm
Jeremy Herrin directs Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama.
 
'You don’t realise how people can hate, Chris, they can hate so much they’ll tear the world to pieces…’
 
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
 
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.



All £16
   "An Evening of Music and Song" [LIVE]  Saturday 1st June 7.30 pm
Back by popular demand ‘An Evening of Music and Song’ is a chocolate box of musical treats performed by West End Actress, Catherine Terry and talented accompanist, Jay Taylor.
 
The East Coast meets the West End Stage, as Catherine, (whose West End credits include ‘Cats’, ‘42nd Street’, ‘Me & My Girl’, ‘Follies’) and Jay, take us on an enchanting journey of songs from the world of Musical Theatre, with West End and Broadway treats from the pen of Cole Porter, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim.
 
With comedy numbers, local folk songs, original compositions, and even a love song to a chocolate chip cookie, plus entertaining stories from the world of showbiz, this evening gives us a great insight into the life of a true West End Star!
 
“Just breath-taking, thank you for such a beautiful experience!” “Had an amazing time. Vocal range and sense of humour were just fabulous. Great entertainment!”
    Adult £12 Child £8  
  "All About Eve" NT Noel Coward Theatre Sunday 2nd June 7 pm
Starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James "All About Eve" tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been.
 
But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?
 
Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Or,. this new production, lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.
 
  All £16
   A Classic Musical  Monday 3rd June 12.45 pm
On the first Monday in every month Spotlight presents a classic musical, on the big screen, in a dementia-friendly environment for people with that condition and their carers.
 
Based on best practice recommendations, the lights will be on low throughout and the bar area will be available as a 'quiet zone' for anyone who needs a break.
 
During the interval, around half way through, tea and biscuits wil lbe available.
 
Screenings start around 12.45 pm and end approximately at 4 pm
 
Details of films will appear nearer the time.
      ADMISSION FREE
  "Take That- Greatest Hits Live" Saturday 8th June 8 pm
Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That are bringing their huge 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only!
 
Broadcast LIVE on Saturday 8 June, from the last UK concert of the tour, you’ll have front row seats as Gary, Mark and Howard perform their biggest hits from the last three decades.
 
With previous tours featuring walls of water, enormous holograms, a massive mechanical elephant and a carousel of dancers and band members suspended in the air, who knows what Gary, Mark and Howard will come up with in this anniversary show. Get ready for the biggest cinema party of the year!
 
Prepare to throw your hands in the air – this is one party you’ll never forget!
 
  All £16   
  "Van Gogh and Japan" Sunday 9th June 7.30 pm
Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.
 
Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and had a profound impact on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.
 
Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.
 
In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.
  All £10
  "Romeo and Juliet" RoH Ballet Saturday 15th June 7 pm
Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud, and having married in secret tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet's cousin Tybalt.
 
As punishment, he is banished from the city, and when Juliet's parents force her to marry Paris, she takes drastic action by drinking a potion to make her appear dead so she can escape to join Romeo.
 
Her plan fails however with further tragic consequences.
 
Kenneth MacMillan's passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest while Sergey Prokofiev's iconic score provides the basis for the ballet's romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes.
All £16  
 
"SUMMER WINOS " LIVE
Sunday June 16th 7.30 pm
When does a fondness for a TV show become an obsession? Andrew and Bob’s gentle love of Last of the Summer Wine quickly becomes a quest to watch all 295 episodes. In order. While visiting locations. Making films. Meeting the cast. Boozing with the writer. And, ultimately, turning their passion into a show. But they’re not obsessed. Are they?
 
Seven years after embarking on the ‘Summer Winos’ quest, Andrew and Bob take to the stage to explain just how Last of the Summer Wine has taken over their lives, and what YOU can learn and love from the world’s longest-running sitcom!
 
A wonderful tribute to Last of the Summer Winos! - presented by Hambledon Productions.
 

Adults £12 Child £8

   "Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake"  June Saturday 22nd 7 pm and Sunday 23rd 3 pm
Tchaikovsky's 1876 ballet Swan Lake is given a fresh look for the 21st century by Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting).
 
Retaining the iconic elements of the original - Prince Siegfried, the swan that turns into a beautiful woman named Odette, the evil Von Rothbart, and the tragic ending - this Swan Lake is perhaps best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, shattering convention and taking the dance world by storm.
 
Collecting over 30 international accolades including an Olivier and three Tony Awards, Bourne’s thrilling, audacious and emotive interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
  All £16  
  "Not A Game For Girls" Spotlight Drama LIVE Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th June 7.30 pm
Directed by Joan Sanders Spotlight's in-house drama company brings you the moving and inspiring story of Dick Kerr's Ladies.
 
With no men’s football to entertain a war-weary nation women’s teams sprang up across the country with the Dick Kerr’s Ladies, formed in 1917, becoming the most famous.
 
Attracting crowds of over 50,000 they became so popular the Football Association tried to ban them.
 
Over one hundred years later it is time their story was told.
 
This charming play deserves the attention of as many people as possible, principally owing to the timeless humanity of the story, because it doesn’t matter if you like football or not; in fact, it’s likely to kindle an interest in football that was never there before!Such is the power of the story re-told by Benjamin Peel.
       
  "Westlife Twenty Tour Live" Saturday 6th July 8 pm
Westlife are back! It’s been 20 years since they smashed into the charts in 1999 with ‘Swear It Again’ and went on to achieve a staggering 14 number one UK singles, selling 55 million records worldwide. Now, their highly anticipated reunion tour – which is their fastest selling one – is coming to cinemas worldwide on Saturday 6 July
 
The final spectacular show of the UK and Ireland leg of the ‘The Twenty Tour’ will be broadcast LIVE to cinemas from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium
 
Irish heartthrobs Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian will perform brand-new music alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No.1 singles, including ‘Uptown Girl’ ‘Flying Without Wings', ‘You Raise Me Up’ and 'If I Let You Go'.
 
For one unforgettable night, Westlife fans from coast to coast will raise the roof once more, in celebration of one of pop’s most sensational comebacks.
      
  "Spartacus" Australian Ballet .. Sunday 7th July 7 pm
Spartacus tells the story of its eponymous hero who, after being captured as a prisoner of war by consul Crassus, is trained to become a gladiator in Ancient Rome.
 
Horrified by the violence he is forced to endure, Spartacus is spurred to rebellion and incites his fellow captives to rise up.
 
The rebels storm Crassus’ villa where Spartacus’ wife, Flavia, is enslaved.
 
n a moment of mercy, Spartacus spares Crassus’ life, but this only triggers an epic battle between the Roman army and the rebel forces.
 
Aram Khachaturian’s epic score from 1954 is music on a grand scale, canvassing everything from brass fanfares to Armenian-inspired folk music, driving, energetic rhythms and sweeping cinematic climaxes
  All £16   
  "Small Island" NT Olivier Theatre Saturday 13th July 7 pm
Andrea Levy’s epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts to new life on the Olivier stage.
 
A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
 
Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, Small Island follows three intricately connected stories.
 
 Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots.
 
Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
 
    All £16   
  "Victoria" Northern Ballet.. Sunday 14th July 7 pm
This co-production between Northern Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada tells the astounding life story of Queen Victoria through the eyes of her youngest child and lifelong companion Beatrice.
 
Travelling back in time from Victoria’s death bed, Beatrice relives her memories of her mother as a secluded widow before discovering her anew as she transcribes the Queen’s intimate diaries.
 
From the accession of the teenage princess Victoria, Beatrice uncovers her mother’s challenging relationship with her own mother; the truth about her passionate marriage to Prince Albert; and her ambiguous relationship with John Brown; as well as key events of her reign from the Opium Wars to the Great Exhibition.
 
Wife, mother, lover, Empress; Victoria presents the various, often conflicting faces of this emblematic monarch.
  All £16
   "Bohemian Rhapsodyl" FILM 12A Friday July 26th and every Friday until September 27th 7.30 pm
Rami Malek earned the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury who is now considered one of the most legendary singers in Rock history.
 
It all began in 1970 when Freddie joined together with Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon to create Queen, a rock band with a difference.
 
With a slew of hits and an unending talent for song writing and outstanding vocal work , Queen quickly became one of the most popular bands the UK has ever seen,
 with Freddie Mercury the star of the Show.
 
Bohemian Rhapsody explores the history and life of the members of Queen, revealing insight into the people who created something truly extraordinary.
 
This film contains sequences of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
       
   "André Rieu - Shall We Dance ?" Saturday 27th July 7 pm  Sunday 28th July 3 pm
André welcomes you to Maastricht, performing live from the stunning medieval town square with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, as well as a cast of over 100 dancers.
 

André commented,"This year will be extra special – performing the music of my heart: the Waltz. Come and join us for “The Beautiful Blue Danube” and many more surprises,some of which we will reveal during the next weeks to come!

 
I want to see everyone waltzing in the cinema aisles!”.
 
A highlight of the year for so many, André’s cinema concerts are unique with the warmth and energy being beamed direct to audiences.
 
Hosted by Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins, the concert will also take audiences behind the scenes, as well as an exclusive stage-side interview with André!
    All £16  
  "The Lehman Trilogy" NT Saturday 10th August 7pm
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.
 
Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
 
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria, standing on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world, is joined by his two brothers, and an American epic begins.
 
163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.
 
Please note: This production features some video effects that may cause dizziness. It also contains moments and themes that some people may find distressing;
       
  "The Merry Wives of Windsor" Globe Theatre Saturday 7th September 7 pm
Gutsy, colloquial and bustling with vivid characters, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a brilliantly constructed farce and the only comedy Shakespeare set in his native land.
 
Sir John Falstaff is in financial difficulties. On top of that, Justice Shallow and his youthful cousin, Slender, have come to Windsor because he has conned them out of money.
 
Falstaff decides to woo the wives of two of Windsor’s leading merchants, Page, and Ford, to get money out of them.
 
He sends his page, Robin, to each of the wives with a letter but, when the wives compare the letters they find that they are identical.
 
Unknown to Falstaff, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.
  All £16
  "One Man, Two Guvnors" NT Sunday 29th September 7 pm
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden.
 
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad
 
But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
 
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel.
 
To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
     
 
  "Dracula Live" Northern Ballet.. Saturday 2nd November 7 pm
Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood but where for all eternity you will appear young and beautiful. Welcome to the world of Dracula.
 
A creature who should inspire repulsion in every living thing but who has seduced countless generations, Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on in this extraordinary ballet.
 
The dark tale of the immortal Count is played out through Northern Ballet’s unique blend of sensuous dancing, gripping theatre and gothic sets and costumes.
 
If you think you know what to expect from ballet, think again. This is ballet with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more - don’t miss your chance to experience it.
 
. All £16
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