BALLET IN THREE ACTS
ENCORE, SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2017
At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser…
As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour,
stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of
the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.
Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
MUSIC JOBY TALBOT
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:
2 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING
Join us at Talla Duisdale on Sunday 29th October at 2:00pm in the afternoon. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christoper Wheeldon's exuberant ballet inspired by Lewis Carroll's book. A bar will be available for drinks.
The National Theatre: Hamlet
Encores of the 2015 live broadcast in UK cinemas Thursday 5 October 2017.
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Join us at Talla Duisdale for another chance to watch Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.
Recorded live at The National Theatre. The doors open at 6:15pm and the show begins at 7:00pm prompt.
The bar will be open for drinks.
On Tuesday 3 October 2017, at 7.15pm, The Royal Opera’s new production of La bohème directed by Richard Jones will be screened live to cinemas around the world. One of the most popular operas in the repertory, Puccini’s romantic portrayal of bohemian Paris has captivated generations of opera lovers and newcomers with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life.
It is love at first sight when Rodolfo and Mimì meet, and what ensues is a passionate, timeless, and moving story. Centring on a group of young artists, La bohème follows their struggles to find money for items such as food and rent, heartened by their friendships and romantic ideals. They live contentedly in their small apartment, but their idyllic lifestyle is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.
Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a superb young cast including Australian soprano Nicole Car as Mimì and American tenor Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo in this new production that returns to the essence of Puccini’s original opera. It captures the liveliness of a bustling 19th century Paris as well as providing some beautifully poignant moments throughout.
The Royal Opera’s production of The Magic Flute opens the Live Cinema Season 2017/18 on
Wednesday 20 September at 7.15pm.
Mozart’s popular work with its famous Queen of the Night aria delivers a magical adventure through mysticism, enchantment, love and trickery – with some wonderfully humorous moments – through an extraordinary blend of comedy, philosophical seriousness and sheer magic. The Magic Flute follows the handsome, young prince Tamino as he sets out to rescue the beautiful Pamina at the request of The Queen of the Night. With only his magic flute and cheerful companion Papageno to help him, Tamino sets out, and soon finds himself on a quest searching for love, enlightenment and wisdom.
Set designer, John Macfarlane brings Mozart’s magical opera to life in his designs, from the panoramic night sky to the dancing animals summoned by Tamino’s flute and the incredible flying machine of the Three Boys. This timeless classic provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy a cherished opera, for newcomers and Royal Opera regulars alike.
MUSIC GIACOMO PUCCINI
DIRECTOR RICHARD JONES CONDUCTOR ANTONIO PAPPANO
MIMÌ NICOLE CAR
RODOLFO MICHAEL FABIANO MARCELLO MARIUSZ KWIECIEŃ MUSETTA NADINE SIERRA
MUSIC WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART LIBRETTO LORENZO DA PONTE
DIRECTOR DAVID MCVICAR
CONDUCTOR JULIA JONES
TAMINO MAURO PETER
PAMINA SIOBHAN STAGG
PAPAGENO RODERICK WILLIAMS