Event cinema at the Kino, Rye
Vanessa (12A) 210mins, Tuesday August 14 at 6:30pm. Running time approx 210 minutes including an interval
A rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists. Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collide, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.
Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire. Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heartbreaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.
Coming soon from Glyndebourne: Saul – date to be announced
Thursday August 16 at 8:30pm. Running time approximately 110 minutes.
Originally airing on December 3, 1968, the 68 Comeback Special concert was Elvis Presley’s first live television performance in seven years, which captured him playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience of diehard fans. The soundtrack album went Top 10, shooting Presley back to the top of the singles charts with In the Ghetto and Suspicious Minds. Screenings will include the legendary television special 90 min concert, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from director Steve Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event.
Jonas Kaufmann: Under The Stars
Thursday August 30 at 8pm. Booking now. Running time approx 120 minutes, including an interval. Tickets £15.
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars.
Thursday September 6 at 7pm. Booking now. Running time approximately 120 minutes.
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. Directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea), 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. Starring Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner).
Thursday September 27 at 7pm. Booking now. Running time approximately 220 minutes including one interval.
Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a king, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. This screening of Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2017 production stars Ian McKellen in the role of Lear, his intimate, intricate and conversational performance hailed as a triumph. The play received five-star reviews for its sell-out run and afterwards transferred to the West End for 100 performances only. This contemporary retelling of the great tragedy is directed by Jonathan Munby and stars Sinéad Cusack as Kent and Kirsty Bushell as Regan.
The Madness Of King George – Tuesday November 20
The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Wednesday September 12 at 7pm. Booking now. Running time approximately 210 minutes
A new version of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos. Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings and in a world of wealth, glamour and “well jel” wives, they finally tell Sir John to “shut up”. The only way is Windsor in this outrageous and fun-filled new version, directed by Fiona Laird and starring David Troughton, Ishia Bennison and Paul Dodds.
Thursday September 13 at 8pm. Booking now. Running time approximately 150 minutes including one interval. Tickets, £15
Experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering production will be an unforgettable delight.
Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne ticket prices: Adults £20, members and concessions £18, children 14 and under £12.50. Please note that the Tuesday 2-for-1 ticket offer does not apply to Live, NT, RSC, Alternative Content, Opera, Ballet or Special Events. Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, Alternative Content, Opera, Ballet or Special Events.
Cliff Richard Live: 60th anniversary tour [12A]
Friday October 12 at 8pm. Booking now, running time approximately 150 mins
After 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! Featuring a selection of his greatest hits across six decades, this will be Cliff ‘s most exciting tour yet. His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.
Monday October 29 at 7:30pm. Booking now. Running time approximately 160 mins
Following the critically acclaimed West End run, this new production of Funny Girl stars Olivier Award-winning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. Half a century later, this exhilarating production comes to cinema screens after wowing critics and audiences alike in London’s West End.
Thursday November 29 at 7:30pm. Booking now. Running time approximately 180 minutes
Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars Kelli O’Hara, reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including: Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of more than 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
Royal Opera House Live, Ballet 2018/19 season
Mayerling – Monday October 15 at 7:15pm
La Bayadere – Tuesday November 13 at 7:15pm
The Nutcracker – Monday December 3 at 7:15pm
Don Quixote – Tuesday February 19 at 7:15pm
Within The Golden Hour/World Premiere/Flight Pattern – Thursday May 16 at 7:15pm
Romeo & Juliet – Tuesday June 11 at 7:15pm
Royal Opera House Live: Opera, 2018/2019 season
The Queen Of Spades – Tuesday January 22, 6:45pm
La Traviata – Wednesday January 30, 6:45pm
La Forza Del Destino – Tuesday April 2, 6:15pm
Faust – Tuesday April 30, 6:45pm