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Event cinema at the Kino, Rye, from Friday May 17
MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE (130 mins)

Tuesday, May 21 at 8:15pm
This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Retaining the iconic elements of the original staging loved by millions around the world, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and starring Will Bozier, Liam Mower and Nicole Kabera.

RSC LIVE: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (180 mins)

Wednesday, June 5 at 7pm, booking now
In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: VAN GOGH AND JAPAN (85 mins)

Thursday, June 6 at 6:30pm, booking now
“I envy the Japanese,” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – Van Gogh And Japan at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. In this little-known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know today.

TAKE THAT, GREATEST HITS LIVE

Saturday, June 8, 8pm, booking now
Celebrating 30 incredible years, Take That is bringing its spectacular 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only. Broadcast live on Saturday June 8 from the last UK concert of the tour, this highly anticipated anniversary show promises to be the best yet.

With front-row seats, you’ll be a part of the action as Gary, Mark and Howard journey through Take That’s incredible music history. Performing their biggest hits from the past three decades, and new tracks from their latest album Odyssey, fans will love this ultimate big-screen sing along. So, get ready to throw your hands in the air – it’s a party you’ll never forget!

ROH LIVE BALLET: ROMEO AND JULIET [2019] (195 mins)

Tuesday, June 11, 7:15pm, booking now
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets. Starring Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet and Matthew Bourne as Romeo.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SMALL ISLAND (170 mins)

Thursday June 27, 7:30pm, booking now
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

GLYNDEBOURNE LIVE 2019: CINDERELLA (210 mins)

Sunday June 30 at 5:30pm, booking now
A brand new production which takes the classic Cinderella story and put through the lens of composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese plays the title role in this glittering and colourful opera.

ROYAL BALLET ENCORE: ROMEO AND JULIET (2019)

Monday July 1 at 7:15pm, booking now
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets. Starring Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet and Matthew Bourne as Romeo.

RSC LIVE: MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Wednesday, July 31, details to be advised

GLYNDEBOURNE LIVE 2019: THE MAGIC FLUTE

Sunday August 4 at 5:30pm, details to be advised

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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