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Maiden tells the story of Tracy Edwards and her all-female crew in the Whitbread Round The World Yacht Race in 1989
Event cinema at the Kino, Rye, from Friday, March 1
ROH Encore Ballet: Don Quixote [2019] (165 minutes)

Monday March 4 at 7:15pm
Another chance to see Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. Love and friendship triumph in Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight who has inspired countless artistic interpretations as Don Quixote tries to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

Maiden, plus satellite q&a with Tracy Edwards (150 mins)

Thursday March 7 at 6pm
Premiere screening of the incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards followed by a satellite Q&A with Tracy Edwards and the crew. Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing she and her crew would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew she went on to shock the sport and prove that in sailing, women are the equal of men.

The Great Escape with Dan Snow: gala screening (156 minutes)

Sunday March 24, 6pm, booking from 2pm Friday February 22
On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult film. Dan will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation. There will be a tribute to the film’s iconic theme tune and the Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage.

Cinema exclusive:
Diana Ross: Her Life, Love And Legacy (156 minutes)

Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30pm
The magic of Diana Ross has touched millions of hearts around the world. Her magnificent life and unparalleled career have influenced music, film, fashion and stage with her spirit forever woven in the fabric of humanity. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Filmed over the course of two days in 1983, when over one million people united on the Great Lawn of Central Park to experience a once-in-a-lifetime live moment that defined a generation.

ROH Live Opera: La Forza Del Destino (255 mins)

Tuesday, April 2, 6:15pm; booking now
Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La Forza Del Destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

NT Live: All about Eve (130 mins)

Thursday April 11 at 7pm; booking now
Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead in 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… ? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

RSC Live:  As You Like It  (210 mins)

Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm; booking now
Come into the forest and dare to change your state of mind. Director Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. 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.

Forthcoming productions:

ROH Live Opera: Faust – Tuesday, April 30, 6:45pm

NT Live: All My Sons, starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman – Tuesday, May 14

ROH Ballet: Within The Golden Hour/New Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Flight Pattern – Thursday, May 16, 7:15pm

RSC Live: The Taming Of The Shrew – Wednesday June 5

ROH Live Ballet: Romeo & Juliet – Tuesday, June 11, 7:15pm

RSC Live: Measure For Measure – Wednesday, July 31

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, opera, ballet, National Theatre or RSC events. Kino member free tickets cannot be used for live, opera, ballet, National Theatre or RSC events.

For further information and booking visit Kino Rye or check the quick-view listings page.

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