Event cinema at the Kino, Rye, from Friday, January 18, 2019
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; encore performance Monday, February 4, 7pm; both booking now
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 Encore Opera: La Traviata (215 mins) details above
Monday, February 4, 7pm; booking now
Exhibition On Screen: Young Picasso (91 mins)
Thursday, February 7 at 8pm; booking from Friday, January 11 at 2pm
Many films have dealt with Pablo Picasso’s later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? The film explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was just 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.
ROH Live Ballet: Don Quixote
Tuesday, February 19, 7:15pm; booking from Friday, January 11 at 2pm. Live from Covent Garden
Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.
Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey 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.
ROH Live Opera: La Forza Del Destino – Tuesday, April 2, 6:15pm
RSC Live: As You Like It – Wednesday, April 17
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.