Event cinema at the Kino, Rye, from Friday, January 4, 2019
André Rieu’s 2019 New Year Concert From Sydney
Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 3pm. Tickets: Adults £20; members and concessions £18; children 14 and under £12.50
One of event cinema’s biggest names, André Rieu, returns with a major new production this new year. For an unforgettable cinema experience, join André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra in Sydney at the beautiful town hall. Join the maestro for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, the Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year. Experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who enjoy André’s annual Maastricht concert each July.
National Theatre (NT) Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (12A)
Thursday, January 15 at 7pm. Tickets: Adults £20; members and concessions £18; children 14 and under £12:50
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.
Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.
ROH Live Opera: The Queen Of Spades (210 mins)
Tuesday, January 22, 6:45pm; booking now
In his intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five-star reviews in Amsterdam. Conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek, this is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.
ROH Live Opera: La Traviata (215 mins)
Wednesday, January 30, 6:45pm; booking from 2pm Friday December 14
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. Richard Eyre’s production brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Starring Ermonela Jaho, Charles Castronovo and Plácido Domingo.
NT Live: I’m Not Running (180 mins)
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7pm
An explosive new play by David Hare (Skylight), premiering at the National Theatre. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? Starring Siân Brooke, Owen Findlay, Alex Hassel, Harry Long and Joshua McGuire.
ROH Live Ballet: Don Quixote – Tuesday, February 19, 7:15pm
ROH Live Opera: La Forza Del Destino – Tuesday, April 2, 6:15pm
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/World Premiere/Flight Pattern – Thursday, May 16, 7:15pm
ROH Live Ballet: Romeo & Juliet – Tuesday, June 11, 7:15pm
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.