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Kaufman's Game
Event cinema at the Kino, Rye from Friday November 16
Kaufman’s Game + Q&A [15]

Sunday November 18, 8pm, standard ticket prices
Kino is  hosting a screening of Kaufman’s Game with a Q&A with director Helier Bissell-Thomas. Helier is the director, producer and writer of this, his first feature,  which was shot on a minimal budget in Richmond. With the film selected for Sundance, MCM London Comic Con 2017, Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival 2017, Long Island Film Festival 2017, Buffalo Niagara Film Festival 2017, and Snowdance 2018 as well as winning the Gold Award at the LA Neo Noir Film festival, Helier is a director to watch.

The film follows Stanley, a driven young man with a passion for boxing, who is keen to improve his strength and stamina. When a shady stranger approaches him outside the gym with the offer of a specially produced steroid, Stanley is drawn into the ever more violent operations of a powerful organisation, unwittingly entering into a series of tests designed to prove his mettle. This is a film about power, determination and being your own worst enemy. It celebrates the archetypes of classic film noir, and the dark, conspiratorial storytelling technique of Franz Kafka, but with a contemporary minimalist aesthetic.

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.

The King And I: The Musical

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

Forthcoming productions:

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.

 For further information and booking visit Kino Rye or check the quick-view listings page.


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