Event cinema at the Kino, Rye from Friday October 19
Funny Girl: The Musical [12A]
Monday October 29 at 7:30pm. Booking now. Running time approximately 160 mins Following the critically acclaimed West End run, this new production of Funny Girl stars Olivier Award-winning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. Half a century later, this exhilarating production comes to cinema screens after wowing critics and audiences alike in London’s West End.
National Theatre (NT) Live: Allelujah! [12A]
Thursday November 1 at 7pm.
Alan Bennett’s sharp and witty new play is “just what the doctor ordered” (Daily Telegraph). The Beth, an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Filmed live in front of an audience at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run.
Exhibition On Screen: Degas – Passion For Perfection
Thursday November 8 at 8pm. All tickets £15
Exhibition On Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.
Royal Ballet Live: La Bayadère
Tuesday November 13 at 7:15pm.
Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit “white act” – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling. Choreographed by Natalia Makarova and starring Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov and Natalia Osipova.
Wednesday, November 14 at 8:30pm, booking from 2pm, Friday October 19, running time approximately 120 minutes.
One of the world’s biggest bands share their story, in their own words, for the first time. Charting Coldplay’s incredible journey from humble origins to stadium-filling superstardom, this is the definitive Coldplay film. Director Mat Whitecross (Supersonic) showcases live performances and backstage footage from the momentous global stadium tour A Head Full of Dreams, alongside unprecedented and unseen archive material captured over 20 years. With full support of the band, management and record label this will undoubtedly be one of the biggest events of the year.
NT Live: The Madness Of King George
Tuesday November 20, 7pm, running time approximately 210 minutes including one interval.
Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett, this epic play is the National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse, starring Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.
Thursday November 29 at 7:30pm. Booking now. Running time approximately 180 minutes
Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars Kelli O’Hara, reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including: Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of more than 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra
Thursday December 6 at 7pm. Tickets: adults £20; members and concessions £18; children 14 and under £12.50
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
Royal Opera House (ROH) Live Ballet: The Nutcracker
Monday December 3 at 7:15pm
The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic. Conducted by Barry Wordsworth and starring Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov, Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Marcelino Sambe and Gary Avis
ROH Live Opera: The Queen Of Spades – Tuesday January 22, 6:45pm
ROH Live Opera: La Traviata – Wednesday January 30, 6:45pm
NT Live: I’m Not Running – Thursday January 31 2019, 7pm
ROH Live Ballet: Don Quixote – Tuesday February 19 at 7:15pm
ROH Live Opera: La Forza Del Destino – Tuesday April 2, 6:15pm
ROH Live Opera: Faust – Tuesday April 30, 6:45pm
ROH Ballet: Within The Golden Hour/World Premiere/Flight Pattern – Thursday May 16 at 7:15pm
ROH Live Ballet: Romeo & Juliet – Tuesday June 11 at 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.