Event cinema at the Kino, Rye from October 5
The Importance Of Being Earnest [12A]
Tuesday October 9 at 7:15pm. Running time approximately 165 minutes, tickets £20, members and concessions £18, under-14s £12.50
A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Sophie Thompson and Jeremy Swift alongside Fiona Button, Pippa Nixon and Stella Gonet.
Cliff Richard Live: 60th anniversary tour [12A]
Friday October 12 at 8pm. Booking now, running time approximately 150 mins, tickets £20, members and concessions £18, under-14s £12.50
After 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! Featuring a selection of his greatest hits across six decades, this will be Cliff’s most exciting tour yet. His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.
Royal Ballet Live: Mayerling
Monday October 15 at 7:15pm. Running time approximately 195 minutes including two intervals.
Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. Starring Stephen McRae and Sarah Lamb.
They Shall Not Grow Old 3D plus Satellite Q&A 135mins
Tuesday October 16 at 6pm. Booking from 2pm Friday September 28. World premiere plus live satellite Q&A with Peter Jackson, broadcast from the London Film Festival and hosted by film critic Mark Kermode.
On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Peter Jackson (The Lord Of The Rings trilogy) presents an extraordinary new work, revealing the Great War as you’ve never seen it. Using cutting-edge technology to transform images and audio captured 100 years ago, Jackson’s passion project brings to life the people who can best tell the story: those who were there. Using only the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line. Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans who survived to tell their stories, and detail the humility and humanity of those who represented a generation changed for ever by a global war.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Royal Opera House (ROH) Live Ballet: The Nutcracker – Monday December 3 at 7:15pm
National Theatre (NT) Live: Antony and Cleopatra – Thursday December 6 at 7pm
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
Image Credits: Photo: Official London Theatre .