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  "Don Quixote " RoH Ballet Sunday 24th February 7 pm
Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza set out to have a chivalrous adventure.
 
They meet Kitri and Basilio, a young couple who cannot marry because Kitri's father is determined to marry her off to the wealthy Gamache.
 
Don Quixote decides to intervene.
 
Don Quixote is one of Marius Petipa's much-loved 19th-century classics - its story is drawn from Miguel de Cervantes's classic novel and set to Ludwig Minkus's score.
 
The ballet has long been acclaimed for its virtuoso dancing, beautiful and technically demanding 'vision scene' and the famously bravura and breath-taking Act III pas de deux.
All £16  
  "The Daughter of the Regiment" Met Opera New York Saturday 2nd March 5.55 pm
Marie, the adopted daughter of the 21st Regiment of the French army, has fallen in love with a young man who has saved her life, but is from an enemy nation.
 
Fortunately, the regiment backs down when they hear of how the young man saved their lovely Marie but their plans to wed are shattered when news about Marie’s birth family arises and she must leave the regiment.
 
The soldiers of the regiment are distraught and none seem able to deal with the change, but Tonio resolves to rescue Marie with the aid of the other soldiers, but will he be successful?
 
With its lovely melodies, vocal fireworks, and quick wit Donizetti's work is the perfect piece to brighten your day.
  All £16
  "The Tragedy of King Richard the Second" NT Sunday 3rd March7 pm
As the first in Shakespeare's five history plays, Richard II chronicles the wasteful habits and gradual demise of the last Plantagenet king who is irresponsible, foolish and vain.
 
His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray as the more he taxes the land, the more the nobles and citizens resent their ruler.
 
Then the exiled Henry Bolingbroke returns to seize power.
 
Instead of a dramatic defeat in battle, Richard is left to ruminate his own ruin in prison, bemoaning 'I wasted time and now time doth waste me'.
 
From the Almeida theatre Simon Russell Beale stars in this new production of Shakespeare’s play about the limits of power.
All £16  
   A Classic Musical  Monday 4th March 12.45 pm
On the first Monday of every month Spolight 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 about the films will appear nearer the date.
 
      ADMISSION FREE
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  "Blowin' in the Wind' [LIVE] Friday March 8th 7.30 pm
Andante Live presents “Blowin’ in the Wind”.
 
Combining the vocal harmonies of Vee Sweeney and Mark Rowson, 16 instruments between them and outstanding musicianship, they perform an uplifting and inspiring show to give you a fabulous evening of unforgettable music.
 
This show takes you back to the era of PEACE , PROTEST & LOVE with uniquely arranged classic songs such as “Mr Tambourine Man’, ‘Imagine’, ‘The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Big yellow Taxi’,‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘All you need is Love’ and many more.
 
When Dylan, Baez and friends sang their songs of peace, protest & love, “times certainly were a- changin’..” 
  Adult £12 Child £8   
  "Die Walküre" Met Opera New York Saturday 30th March 4 pm
The second opera in Wagner's Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous ‘Ride of the Valkyries’.
 
In the highly emotional world of humanity love animates the actions of all the leading characters:
 
Wotan wants to protect his children but is forced to forsake them.
 
His twin offspring Siegmund and Sieglinde fall passionately in love, and his warrior daughter Brünnhilde defies Wotan by trying to protect the twins.
 
He punishes her by stripping her of her immortality and putting her to sleep surrounded by a wall of flames that only the greatest hero can brave.
All £16  
   A Classic Musical  Monday 1st April 12.45 pm
On the first Monday of every month Spolight 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 about the films will appear nearer the date.
 
      ADMISSION FREE
  "La Forza Del Destino" RoH Opera Saturday 6th April 6.15 pm
La Forza Del Destino is one of Verdi's most ambitious scores, with some of his most brilliant choral writing, plus one of his most memorable overtures.
 
The Marquis of Calatrava forbids his daughter Leonora to marry the South American nobleman Don Alvaro.
 
The lovers attempt to elope, but the Marquis catches them and in the ensuing altercation, Alvaro accidentally kills the Marquis, who curses his daughter as he dies
 
Leonora and Alvaro become separated during their escape but Leonora's brother Don Carlo di Vargas decides to find them and avenge his father.
 
Don Carlo joins the Spanish army under a false name, little knowing that Don Alvaro has done the same thing and complications ensue.......
All £16
  "Rembrandt " Sunday 14th April 7.30 pm
With exclusive, privileged access to London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum this film interweaves 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.
    All £10
  "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.
 
With the Cathedral lacking funds and its closure imminent the Mother Superior is also now obliged to give refuge to a nightclub singer whose life is in imminent danger.
 
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  
  "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.
 
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
 
Between them, 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.
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  
  "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  
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