SPECIAL CINEMA EVENTS: These are special (usually) one off showings of plays, opera or exhibitions. Many will be relayed live via satellite
Tuesday 11th December at 8.00
A Christmas Carol
Based on Charles Dickens’s own performance adaptation, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. A Christmas must see!
Thursday 20th December at 7.00
A Winter’s Tale
Another chance to see the much acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s classic directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Judi Dench. It was recorded live at the Garrick Theatre in London.
Saturday 19th January at 4.00
The King and I: Encore
Another chance to see this magnificent production recorded live at the London Palladium. It was a big hit when we showed it in November so here’s achance to see it again or tell friends what they missed. Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe take the leading roles in this immortal Rogers and Hammerstein musical
Sunday 17th February at 8.00
He is one of the greatest artists of all time but what made Picasso in the first place? Young Picasso visits Malaga, Barcelona and Paris and explores their influence on him, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. It looks carefully at two key periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period. The film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon – a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably, when Picasso was just 25 years old. An Exhibition on Screen presentation
Wednesday 17th April at 7.00
As You Like It: RSC LIVE
Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.
Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
Sunday 28th April at 8.00
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated butthis major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death.
Wednesday 5th June at 7.00
Taming of the Shrew: RSC LIVE
In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
Thursday 20th June at 8.00
Van Gogh and Japan
Visiting the 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. Based on the exhibition ‘Van Gogh & Japan’ at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, this film travels to France, the Netherlands and Japan to explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist the world knows today.
Wednesday 31st July at 7.00
Measure for Measure: RSC LIVE
“To whom should I complain?“
When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.