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National Theatre Live 2018/19 Season

National Theatre Live 2018/19 Season

The UK’s National Theatre’s bold initiative to bring world-class theatrical experiences from the British stage to over 2,000 theatres around the world in stunning High Definition continues its tenth season this Fall. Enjoy thrilling performances captured live from London and major theatres across Britain. We hope you’ll join us for a stunning Fall/Winter Season.

September 6: Julie
by Polly Stenham after Strindberg
Directed by Carrie Cracknell
Starring Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa

September 27: King Lear
by William Shakespeare
Live from Chichester Festival Theatre
Directed by Jonathan Munby
Starring: Ian McKellen

October 25: Frankenstein Encore
by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Danny Boyle
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch as the Monster with Johnny Lee Miller

November 20: The Madness of George III
by Alan Bennett
Live from Nottingham Playhouse
Directed by Adam Penford
Starring: Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough

December 6: Antony & Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin
Starring: Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo

January 1: I’m Not Running
by David Hare
Directed by Neil Armfield
Starring: Siân Brooke

 


 

NT Live: Julie

NT Live: Julie

by Polly Stenham, after Strindberg
LIVE

Thursday, September 6, 6PM

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

Photography (Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa) by Rosaline Shahnavaz.

This new version of August Strindberg’s play “Miss Julie,” written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

 


 

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Thursday, September 20, 6PM
Sunday, September 23, 1PM

Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon
Starring: Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war…

Experience this “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal) in the comfort of your local cinema.

 


 

NT Live: King Lear by William Shakespeare

NT Live: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s “extraordinarily moving portrayal” – Independent

Thursday, September 27, 6PM

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Photography (Ian McKellen) by Andy Gotts

 


 

The Met Live in HD 2018-19 Season

The Met Live in HD 2018-19 Season

2018
October 6: Verdi, Aida
October 20: Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila – NEW PRODUCTION
October 27: Puccini, La Fanciulla del West
November 10: Muhly, Marnie – NEW PRODUCTION
December 15: Verdi, La Traviata – NEW PRODUCTION
2019
January 12: Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur – NEW PRODUCTION
February 2: Bizet, Carmen
March 2: Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment
March 30: Wagner, Die Walküre – 12PM Start
May 11: Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites – 12PM Start

 


 

Summer Exhibition - GETZ: Covers from “The New Yorker” Magazine

Summer Exhibition - GETZ: Covers from “The New Yorker” Magazine

Millerton’s FALL FOR ART Artist Reception: Saturday, October 6, 4-6pm
Meet the artist’s daughter – Sarah Getz – who will speak to the pieces on exhibit and share insights into her late father’s work.

Our Summer Exhibition features the iconic work of the late Arthur Getz. Getz is best known for his fifty-year career as a cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. Between 1938 and 1988, two hundred and thirteen Getz covers appeared, making Getz the most prolific New Yorker cover artist of the twentieth century.

The show will feature thirty of Getz’s original cover paintings, covering the span of Getz’s work from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s. The works for this extraordinary exhibition have been generously loaned to The Moviehouse by Getz’s family and are not for sale.

The writer John Updike, in his foreword to The Complete Book of Covers from The New Yorker, 1925 – 1989, wrote: “The artist who has contributed most covers is Arthur Getz, whose alert eye and confident brush find endless silent dramas of contrast and tone in the world around us…”

 


 

Living in the Future’s Past

Living in the Future’s Past

A Film by Susan Kucera
Presented by Jeff Bridges

Tuesday, October 9, 7PM

What kind of future to we want to live in? Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed 4K tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the life challenges we face. This powerful, poetic and thought-provoking film challenges our current way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, their unintended consequences and the changes we need to make to our psychology, and way of being, in order to solve the ecological crises we have brought upon ourselves as a result of our primitive thoughts and desires.

Jeff, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling ‘the end of nature’, into an engrossing story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household.

 


 

The Bolshoi Ballet 2018-19 Season

The Bolshoi Ballet 2018-19 Season

November 11: La Sylphide – LIVE from Moscow
December 2: Don Quixote
December 23: The Nutcracker – LIVE from Moscow
January 20: La Bayadère – LIVE from Moscow
March 10: The Sleeping Beauty
April 7: The Golden Age
May 19: Carmen Suite/ Petrushka – LIVE from Moscow




 


 

Exhibition on Screen: Season 6

Exhibition on Screen: Season 6

Degas: Passion for Perfection
November 14 & 18
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain.

Young Picasso
February 13 & 17
Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. This film looks at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements.

Rembrandt (Encore)
April 10 & 14
For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend. This major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.

Van Gogh in Japan
June 5 & 9
One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.

 


 

RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida

RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida

Live from Stratford Upon Avon
Sunday, December 9 – 1PM

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding in battle.

For seven years the Greeks and Trojans have been at war following the Trojan prince Paris’ abduction of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, from her Greek husband Menelaus.Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

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