Event cinema at the Kino, Rye, from Friday, February 8
Royal Opera House Encore: La Traviata (215 mins)
Monday, February 11, 7pm
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 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.
ROH Live Ballet: Don Quixote
Tuesday, February 19, 7:15pm; booking now. 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 (255 mins)
Tuesday, April 2, 6:15pm; booking from 2pm Friday February 8
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 from 2pm, Friday February 8
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 from 2pm, Friday February 8
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.
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.