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Royal Opera: Otello (Live)
Runtime: 165mins   Rating: LIVE
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria..read more
World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Marco Vratogna his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award winning director Keith Warner. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece. All live cinema screenings are classified 12A by the BBFC – any child under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

The Sense Of An Ending
Runtime: 108mins   Rating: 15
Starring Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent, alongside a stellar cast that includes Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery, The Sense of an..read more
Starring Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent, alongside a stellar cast that includes Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery, The Sense of an Ending is based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes. Retired divorcee Tony Webster is preoccupied with his steady lifestyle. One day, however, the past comes knocking in the form of a former schoolmate’s diary inexplicably left to him. On his quest to recover it, Tony is forced to revisit his flawed recollections of his past, and piece together the fragments of a student romance and its painful aftermath. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Wonder Woman
Runtime: 133mins   Rating: 12A
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise,..read more
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot (Chris Pine) crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers... and her true destiny. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

La bohème: Live from Taormina
Runtime: 145mins   Rating: LIVE
Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years - from..read more
Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years - from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today’s opera stars. Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 2017 is no exception, with the staging of Puccini’s La bohème - the tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, this retelling of the timeless classic will enchant cinema audiences with its intense melodic lyrics, original and refined harmony, instrumental light feel and nuances which are all unmistakable and unique. For one night only, come and experience this spectacular opera on the big screen, live from Taormina, Sicily! Running time: approx. 145min (inc. 1 interval) La bohème will be performed in original Italian, with English subtitles. Tickets: £18.50, Conc. £16.50
Broadcast

The Promise
Runtime: 133mins   Rating: 12A
The Promise’ follows the journey of Michael, a medical student who travels to Constantinople to study, just as the First World War is looming and the Ottoman Empire is..read more
The Promise’ follows the journey of Michael, a medical student who travels to Constantinople to study, just as the First World War is looming and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Befriending photojournalist Chris Myers and sparking a romance with Ana, who have both travelled there from Paris, Michael gets caught up in the chaos as war breaks out. And as the Empire turns against its ethnic minorities, beginning the genocide of the Armenians, they must find a way to escape. Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon star in ‘The Promise’, a sweeping historical drama from the director of ‘Hotel Rwanda’. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Mad4Dance presents: ‘Light’
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
  Mad4Dance is a local dance school offering training in street, contemporary, ballet, modern and tap and is very proud and excited to be presenting their 6th..read more
  Mad4Dance is a local dance school offering training in street, contemporary, ballet, modern and tap and is very proud and excited to be presenting their 6th production called 'Light'.  Light is a story about a young soldier called Jetson, who is sent to earth from a planet far away to observe human behaviour. His mission is to take back important knowledge which his colony can use to gain even greater power and intelligence. But it's not long before Jetson realises he is on journey that will leave him changed forever.  He discovers a secret which reveals the truth behind their valuable life dependent source called Light. This truth will not only change him, but will effect the very existence and evolution of his home planet. This is a story about love, hope and sacrifice. A story where a young brave soldier discovers that being a hero is everything he thought it wasn't.    "The smallest of light, held in the hands of hope, given in love, destroys the greatest darkness" Raising money for the mental health charity 'Dorset Mind' Tickets £12, Concessions £10
Theatre

The Promise
Runtime: 133mins   Rating: 12A
The Promise’ follows the journey of Michael, a medical student who travels to Constantinople to study, just as the First World War is looming and the Ottoman Empire is..read more
The Promise’ follows the journey of Michael, a medical student who travels to Constantinople to study, just as the First World War is looming and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Befriending photojournalist Chris Myers and sparking a romance with Ana, who have both travelled there from Paris, Michael gets caught up in the chaos as war breaks out. And as the Empire turns against its ethnic minorities, beginning the genocide of the Armenians, they must find a way to escape. Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon star in ‘The Promise’, a sweeping historical drama from the director of ‘Hotel Rwanda’. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Priestlands School presents ‘Oliver!’
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Priestlands School, Lymington, presents Oliver!. Bart's thrilling musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel Oliver Twist, tells the story of young orphan..read more
Priestlands School, Lymington, presents Oliver!. Bart's thrilling musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel Oliver Twist, tells the story of young orphan Oliver as he travels through the dark underbelly of London society. Orphaned Oliver goes from mistreatment in the London workhouses to falling in with a gang of pickpockets led by the roguish Fagin, the kind-hearted Nancy, and the menacing Bill Sykes, before finally finding a home. Tickets: £12, Concessions: £11, Child (under 16): £10
Theatre

The Promise
Runtime: 133mins   Rating: 12A
The Promise’ follows the journey of Michael, a medical student who travels to Constantinople to study, just as the First World War is looming and the Ottoman Empire is..read more
The Promise’ follows the journey of Michael, a medical student who travels to Constantinople to study, just as the First World War is looming and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Befriending photojournalist Chris Myers and sparking a romance with Ana, who have both travelled there from Paris, Michael gets caught up in the chaos as war breaks out. And as the Empire turns against its ethnic minorities, beginning the genocide of the Armenians, they must find a way to escape. Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon star in ‘The Promise’, a sweeping historical drama from the director of ‘Hotel Rwanda’. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Priestlands School presents ‘Oliver!’
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Priestlands School, Lymington, presents Oliver!. Bart's thrilling musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel Oliver Twist, tells the story of young orphan..read more
Priestlands School, Lymington, presents Oliver!. Bart's thrilling musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel Oliver Twist, tells the story of young orphan Oliver as he travels through the dark underbelly of London society. Orphaned Oliver goes from mistreatment in the London workhouses to falling in with a gang of pickpockets led by the roguish Fagin, the kind-hearted Nancy, and the menacing Bill Sykes, before finally finding a home. Tickets: £12, Concessions: £11, Child (under 16): £10
Theatre

My Cousin Rachel
Runtime: 106mins   Rating: 12A
A dark romance, 'My Cousin Rachel' tells the story of a young Englishman (Sam Claflin) who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin (Rachel..read more
A dark romance, 'My Cousin Rachel' tells the story of a young Englishman (Sam Claflin) who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Andre Rieu's 2017 Maastricht concert (Via Satellite)
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly..read more
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been! Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. For a truly unforgettable cinematic experience, please join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht for 2 days only on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at the ‘2017 Maastricht Concert’ to ‘Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’. 185 minutes approx. (incl. intermission) Tickets: £20.00, Conc. £18.00 New Encore dates added: Weds 16th Aug 2pm & 7pm
Broadcast

Andre Rieu's 2017 Maastricht concert Encore (Via Satellite)
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly..read more
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been! Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. For a truly unforgettable cinematic experience, please join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht for 2 days only on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at the ‘2017 Maastricht Concert’ to ‘Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’. 185 minutes approx. (incl. intermission) Tickets: £20.00, Conc. £18.00
Broadcast

NT Live: Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches (Encore)
Runtime: 225mins   Rating: AS LIVE 15
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and..read more
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (The Young Chekhov Season) and Russell Tovey (Being Human). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. Please note, this screening carries a 15 (TBC) certificate. Tickets: £13, Concessions £12
Broadcast

The Luxury Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. Half a Kimmeridge Bay Lobster; Salad with Lemon & Dill Sauce; a Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Chocolate Torte & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £28
Dorset Opera

The Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. A Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Strawberries & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £17
Dorset Opera

The Dorset Opera Festival - Le Comte Ory
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory - a rollicking comedy - tells the story of our hero’s pitiful attempts to gain the attention of the gorgeous Countess Adele. She and her..read more
The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory - a rollicking comedy - tells the story of our hero’s pitiful attempts to gain the attention of the gorgeous Countess Adele. She and her companions have sent their menfolk off to war when lad-about-town Ory arrives masquerading as a mystic who the ladies are eager to consult. When this ruse fails, Ory and his followers resort to seeking refuge from an approaching storm… dressed as nuns! Naturally, the wine flows and defrocking is inevitable… Sung in French with English surtitles | 600-seat theatre | 48-piece orchestra | chorus of 70 Also available: individual tented picnic pavilions seating 6-12; picnic hampers; 5-course dinners; English afternoon (matinee only); marquee bar; Purbeck Ice Cream and Pol Roger champagne. Le Comte Ory will be performed on 25 & 27 July at 19:00 and on 29 July at 14:00 at Bryanston, Blandford Forum (You might also like: Gounod’s Faust alternating on 26, 28 & 29 July at 19:00)
Dorset Opera

The Luxury Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. Half a Kimmeridge Bay Lobster; Salad with Lemon & Dill Sauce; a Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Chocolate Torte & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £28
Dorset Opera

The Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. A Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Strawberries & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £17
Dorset Opera

The Dorset Opera Festival - Faust
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
Feeling that he has achieved little in life, the elderly Faust decides to end it all. He is about to take poison when the Devil (aka Mephistopheles) pops up and..read more
Feeling that he has achieved little in life, the elderly Faust decides to end it all. He is about to take poison when the Devil (aka Mephistopheles) pops up and offers him eternal youth along with everything he has renounced - including the love of a devoted woman. All Faust has to do is sign over his soul, sit back and enjoy himself. But this being opera, we all know everything is going to go horribly wrong. Sung in French with English surtitles | 600-seat theatre | 48-piece orchestra | chorus of 70 Also available: individual tented picnic pavilions seating 6-12; picnic hampers; 5-course dinners; marquee bar; Purbeck Ice Cream and Pol Roger champagne Gounod’s Faust is performed on 26, 28 & 29 July at 19:00 at Bryanston, Blandford Forum (You might also like: Rossini’s Le Comte Ory alternating on 25 & 27 July at 19:00 and on 29 July at 14:00)
Dorset Opera

Made in Dagenham The Musical – Highcliffe Charity Players
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved..read more
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved British film, it’s a fun-filled, high octane, feel good show inspired by true-life events – the 1968 women’s strike at Ford Dagenham which would lead to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. So join Dagenham’s feisty sewing machinists (not to mention Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle) for an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Made in Dagenham is written by playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), with a catchy rock and pop score from Grammy Award-winning British composer David Arnold (best known for his TV and film scores, including Sherlock, Little Britain, Independence Day and Quantum of Solace). It follows the emotional, life-changing journey – from factory floor to the House of Commons – of a group of friends who successfully battle for women’s rights against the might of Ford. Set to a toe-tapping sixties’ beat, it’s an inspiring, heart-warming story about the Dagenham women who made history. Don’t miss. It’s fab! Please note, this performance contains strong language. Sponsored by Keith Motors Tickets £14.50 Concessions £13.50
Theatre

My Cousin Rachel
Runtime: 106mins   Rating: 12A
A dark romance, 'My Cousin Rachel' tells the story of a young Englishman (Sam Claflin) who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin (Rachel..read more
A dark romance, 'My Cousin Rachel' tells the story of a young Englishman (Sam Claflin) who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

The Luxury Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. Half a Kimmeridge Bay Lobster; Salad with Lemon & Dill Sauce; a Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Chocolate Torte & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £28
Dorset Opera

The Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. A Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Strawberries & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £17
Dorset Opera

The Dorset Opera Festival - Le Comte Ory
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory - a rollicking comedy - tells the story of our hero’s pitiful attempts to gain the attention of the gorgeous Countess Adele. She and her..read more
The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory - a rollicking comedy - tells the story of our hero’s pitiful attempts to gain the attention of the gorgeous Countess Adele. She and her companions have sent their menfolk off to war when lad-about-town Ory arrives masquerading as a mystic who the ladies are eager to consult. When this ruse fails, Ory and his followers resort to seeking refuge from an approaching storm… dressed as nuns! Naturally, the wine flows and defrocking is inevitable… Sung in French with English surtitles | 600-seat theatre | 48-piece orchestra | chorus of 70 Also available: individual tented picnic pavilions seating 6-12; picnic hampers; 5-course dinners; English afternoon (matinee only); marquee bar; Purbeck Ice Cream and Pol Roger champagne. Le Comte Ory will be performed on 25 & 27 July at 19:00 and on 29 July at 14:00 at Bryanston, Blandford Forum (You might also like: Gounod’s Faust alternating on 26, 28 & 29 July at 19:00)
Dorset Opera

Made in Dagenham The Musical – Highcliffe Charity Players
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved..read more
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved British film, it’s a fun-filled, high octane, feel good show inspired by true-life events – the 1968 women’s strike at Ford Dagenham which would lead to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. So join Dagenham’s feisty sewing machinists (not to mention Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle) for an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Made in Dagenham is written by playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), with a catchy rock and pop score from Grammy Award-winning British composer David Arnold (best known for his TV and film scores, including Sherlock, Little Britain, Independence Day and Quantum of Solace). It follows the emotional, life-changing journey – from factory floor to the House of Commons – of a group of friends who successfully battle for women’s rights against the might of Ford. Set to a toe-tapping sixties’ beat, it’s an inspiring, heart-warming story about the Dagenham women who made history. Don’t miss. It’s fab! Please note, this performance contains strong language. Sponsored by Keith Motors Tickets £14.50 Concessions £13.50
Theatre

Despicable Me 3
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: U
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to..read more
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

The Luxury Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. Half a Kimmeridge Bay Lobster; Salad with Lemon & Dill Sauce; a Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Chocolate Torte & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £28
Dorset Opera

The Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. A Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Strawberries & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £17
Dorset Opera

The Dorset Opera Dinner
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
The Dorset Opera Dinner: A 4/5 course formal dinner including wine and mineral water, set in the splendour of one of the State rooms at Bryanston House on Friday 28th and Sat 29th..read more
The Dorset Opera Dinner: A 4/5 course formal dinner including wine and mineral water, set in the splendour of one of the State rooms at Bryanston House on Friday 28th and Sat 29th July. Please be seated by 5.45pm. The tables seat 8. If you are a smaller party, you will probably be required to share a table. Two courses will be served before the Opera, with the remaining served during the long interval. Please email us if you have any specific dietary requirements: admin@regentcentre.co.uk The Dorest Opera Dinner consists of: Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli and a Micro Herb Salad served with Walnut Bread or Tian of Asparagus, Avocado & Vine Tomatoes with a Pink Grapefruit and Ginger Dressing ~oOo~ Fillet of Beef with a Wild Mushroom & Tarragon Sauce Horseradish Mash & Roasted Chantenay Carrots or Pan-Fried Fillet of Trout with Crushed New Potatoes and a Lemon & Caperberry Butter Sauce with Samphire or Char-Grilled Vegetables & Dorset Blue Vinny Strudel, and a Tomato Tapenade Dressing with Crispy Rocket ~oOo~ Lemon Tart with a Crème Fraîche Mousse & Strawberry Tuile ~oOo~ Selection of Cheeses with Biscuits ~oOo~ Coffee & Petits Fours Half a bottle of wine & bottled water per person £53.00 per person
Dorset Opera

The Dorset Opera Festival - Faust
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
Feeling that he has achieved little in life, the elderly Faust decides to end it all. He is about to take poison when the Devil (aka Mephistopheles) pops up and..read more
Feeling that he has achieved little in life, the elderly Faust decides to end it all. He is about to take poison when the Devil (aka Mephistopheles) pops up and offers him eternal youth along with everything he has renounced - including the love of a devoted woman. All Faust has to do is sign over his soul, sit back and enjoy himself. But this being opera, we all know everything is going to go horribly wrong. Sung in French with English surtitles | 600-seat theatre | 48-piece orchestra | chorus of 70 Also available: individual tented picnic pavilions seating 6-12; picnic hampers; 5-course dinners; marquee bar; Purbeck Ice Cream and Pol Roger champagne Gounod’s Faust is performed on 26, 28 & 29 July at 19:00 at Bryanston, Blandford Forum (You might also like: Rossini’s Le Comte Ory alternating on 25 & 27 July at 19:00 and on 29 July at 14:00)
Dorset Opera

Made in Dagenham The Musical – Highcliffe Charity Players
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved..read more
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved British film, it’s a fun-filled, high octane, feel good show inspired by true-life events – the 1968 women’s strike at Ford Dagenham which would lead to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. So join Dagenham’s feisty sewing machinists (not to mention Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle) for an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Made in Dagenham is written by playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), with a catchy rock and pop score from Grammy Award-winning British composer David Arnold (best known for his TV and film scores, including Sherlock, Little Britain, Independence Day and Quantum of Solace). It follows the emotional, life-changing journey – from factory floor to the House of Commons – of a group of friends who successfully battle for women’s rights against the might of Ford. Set to a toe-tapping sixties’ beat, it’s an inspiring, heart-warming story about the Dagenham women who made history. Don’t miss. It’s fab! Please note, this performance contains strong language. Sponsored by Keith Motors Tickets £14.50 Concessions £13.50
Theatre

The Luxury Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. Half a Kimmeridge Bay Lobster; Salad with Lemon & Dill Sauce; a Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Chocolate Torte & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £28
Dorset Opera

The Dorset Opera Festival - Le Comte Ory
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory - a rollicking comedy - tells the story of our hero’s pitiful attempts to gain the attention of the gorgeous Countess Adele. She and her..read more
The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory - a rollicking comedy - tells the story of our hero’s pitiful attempts to gain the attention of the gorgeous Countess Adele. She and her companions have sent their menfolk off to war when lad-about-town Ory arrives masquerading as a mystic who the ladies are eager to consult. When this ruse fails, Ory and his followers resort to seeking refuge from an approaching storm… dressed as nuns! Naturally, the wine flows and defrocking is inevitable… Sung in French with English surtitles | 600-seat theatre | 48-piece orchestra | chorus of 70 Also available: individual tented picnic pavilions seating 6-12; picnic hampers; 5-course dinners; English afternoon (matinee only); marquee bar; Purbeck Ice Cream and Pol Roger champagne. Le Comte Ory will be performed on 25 & 27 July at 19:00 and on 29 July at 14:00 at Bryanston, Blandford Forum (You might also like: Gounod’s Faust alternating on 26, 28 & 29 July at 19:00)
Dorset Opera

The Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. A Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Strawberries & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £17
Dorset Opera

Made in Dagenham The Musical – Highcliffe Charity Players
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved..read more
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved British film, it’s a fun-filled, high octane, feel good show inspired by true-life events – the 1968 women’s strike at Ford Dagenham which would lead to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. So join Dagenham’s feisty sewing machinists (not to mention Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle) for an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Made in Dagenham is written by playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), with a catchy rock and pop score from Grammy Award-winning British composer David Arnold (best known for his TV and film scores, including Sherlock, Little Britain, Independence Day and Quantum of Solace). It follows the emotional, life-changing journey – from factory floor to the House of Commons – of a group of friends who successfully battle for women’s rights against the might of Ford. Set to a toe-tapping sixties’ beat, it’s an inspiring, heart-warming story about the Dagenham women who made history. Don’t miss. It’s fab! Please note, this performance contains strong language. Sponsored by Keith Motors Tickets £14.50 Concessions £13.50
Theatre

The Afternoon Tea Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. A Selection of Sandwiches; Scone with Clotted Cream & Preserve; Cakes and your choice of Tea or Coffee. Afternoon Tea: £12
Dorset Opera

The Luxury Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. Half a Kimmeridge Bay Lobster; Salad with Lemon & Dill Sauce; a Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Chocolate Torte & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £28
Dorset Opera

The Picnic Hamper
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their..read more
For this year’s Festival, mouth-watering picnics and afternoon tea hampers will be provided by the famous Salt-Pig Delicatessen, farm shop and café in Wareham. Famed for their succulent and sought-after fayre, they offer the following options for pre-order. A Watercress and Coastal Cheddar quiche; Sandwiches of Victor’s Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese and White Park Roast Beef & Horseradish; cheese board of Smoked Dorset Red, Somerset Brie, Crackers and Grapes; Strawberries & Cream. Please note: Hampers are available from 5pm in the Marquee. If your require a vegetarian or gluten free option, please notify us on email admin@regentcentre.co.uk Each Hamper is £17
Dorset Opera

The Dorset Opera Dinner
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
The Dorset Opera Dinner: A 4/5 course formal dinner including wine and mineral water, set in the splendour of one of the State rooms at Bryanston House on Friday 28th and Sat 29th..read more
The Dorset Opera Dinner: A 4/5 course formal dinner including wine and mineral water, set in the splendour of one of the State rooms at Bryanston House on Friday 28th and Sat 29th July. Please be seated by 5.45pm. The tables seat 8. If you are a smaller party, you will probably be required to share a table. Two courses will be served before the Opera, with the remaining served during the long interval. Please email us if you have any specific dietary requirements: admin@regentcentre.co.uk The Dorest Opera Dinner consists of: Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli and a Micro Herb Salad served with Walnut Bread or Tian of Asparagus, Avocado & Vine Tomatoes with a Pink Grapefruit and Ginger Dressing ~oOo~ Fillet of Beef with a Wild Mushroom & Tarragon Sauce Horseradish Mash & Roasted Chantenay Carrots or Pan-Fried Fillet of Trout with Crushed New Potatoes and a Lemon & Caperberry Butter Sauce with Samphire or Char-Grilled Vegetables & Dorset Blue Vinny Strudel, and a Tomato Tapenade Dressing with Crispy Rocket ~oOo~ Lemon Tart with a Crème Fraîche Mousse & Strawberry Tuile ~oOo~ Selection of Cheeses with Biscuits ~oOo~ Coffee & Petits Fours Half a bottle of wine & bottled water per person £53.00 per person
Dorset Opera

The Dorset Opera Festival - Faust
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
Feeling that he has achieved little in life, the elderly Faust decides to end it all. He is about to take poison when the Devil (aka Mephistopheles) pops up and..read more
Feeling that he has achieved little in life, the elderly Faust decides to end it all. He is about to take poison when the Devil (aka Mephistopheles) pops up and offers him eternal youth along with everything he has renounced - including the love of a devoted woman. All Faust has to do is sign over his soul, sit back and enjoy himself. But this being opera, we all know everything is going to go horribly wrong. Sung in French with English surtitles | 600-seat theatre | 48-piece orchestra | chorus of 70 Also available: individual tented picnic pavilions seating 6-12; picnic hampers; 5-course dinners; marquee bar; Purbeck Ice Cream and Pol Roger champagne Gounod’s Faust is performed on 26, 28 & 29 July at 19:00 at Bryanston, Blandford Forum (You might also like: Rossini’s Le Comte Ory alternating on 25 & 27 July at 19:00 and on 29 July at 14:00)
Dorset Opera

Made in Dagenham The Musical – Highcliffe Charity Players
Runtime: 150mins   Rating: LIVE
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved..read more
It’s back to the swinging sixties as the award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players get groovy with their latest musical – Made in Dagenham. Based on the much-loved British film, it’s a fun-filled, high octane, feel good show inspired by true-life events – the 1968 women’s strike at Ford Dagenham which would lead to the Equal Pay Act of 1970. So join Dagenham’s feisty sewing machinists (not to mention Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle) for an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Made in Dagenham is written by playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors), with a catchy rock and pop score from Grammy Award-winning British composer David Arnold (best known for his TV and film scores, including Sherlock, Little Britain, Independence Day and Quantum of Solace). It follows the emotional, life-changing journey – from factory floor to the House of Commons – of a group of friends who successfully battle for women’s rights against the might of Ford. Set to a toe-tapping sixties’ beat, it’s an inspiring, heart-warming story about the Dagenham women who made history. Don’t miss. It’s fab! Please note, this performance contains strong language. Sponsored by Keith Motors Tickets £14.50 Concessions £13.50
Theatre

Churchill
Runtime: 98mins   Rating: PG
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of..read more
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of Winston Churchill. He was gripped by doubt and paranoia about D-Day: during the First World War, he had overseen the invasion of Gallipoli, a disastrous campaign that resulted in more than 250,000 people being cut down. Nearly 30 years later, he was terrified that it would happen again, and that he’d be blamed for even more deaths. Brian Cox stars as ‘Churchill’, in a gripping biopic set during the most daunting period of the great man’s life. Also starring Miranda Richardson and John Slattery. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

NT Live: Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika (Encore)
Runtime: 225mins   Rating: AS LIVE 15
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and..read more
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (The Young Chekhov Season) and Russell Tovey (Being Human). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year. Please note, this screening carries a 15 (TBC) certificate. Tickets: £13, Concessions £12
Broadcast

Despicable Me 3
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: U
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to..read more
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Churchill
Runtime: 98mins   Rating: PG
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of..read more
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of Winston Churchill. He was gripped by doubt and paranoia about D-Day: during the First World War, he had overseen the invasion of Gallipoli, a disastrous campaign that resulted in more than 250,000 people being cut down. Nearly 30 years later, he was terrified that it would happen again, and that he’d be blamed for even more deaths. Brian Cox stars as ‘Churchill’, in a gripping biopic set during the most daunting period of the great man’s life. Also starring Miranda Richardson and John Slattery. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Despicable Me 3
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: U
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to..read more
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Churchill
Runtime: 98mins   Rating: PG
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of..read more
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of Winston Churchill. He was gripped by doubt and paranoia about D-Day: during the First World War, he had overseen the invasion of Gallipoli, a disastrous campaign that resulted in more than 250,000 people being cut down. Nearly 30 years later, he was terrified that it would happen again, and that he’d be blamed for even more deaths. Brian Cox stars as ‘Churchill’, in a gripping biopic set during the most daunting period of the great man’s life. Also starring Miranda Richardson and John Slattery. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Despicable Me 3
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: U
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to..read more
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Churchill
Runtime: 98mins   Rating: PG
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of..read more
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of Winston Churchill. He was gripped by doubt and paranoia about D-Day: during the First World War, he had overseen the invasion of Gallipoli, a disastrous campaign that resulted in more than 250,000 people being cut down. Nearly 30 years later, he was terrified that it would happen again, and that he’d be blamed for even more deaths. Brian Cox stars as ‘Churchill’, in a gripping biopic set during the most daunting period of the great man’s life. Also starring Miranda Richardson and John Slattery. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Despicable Me 3
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: U
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to..read more
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Churchill
Runtime: 98mins   Rating: PG
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of..read more
Set during the preparations for D-Day and the liberation of France, ‘Churchill’ takes us behind the scenes and reveals the real man behind the public face of Winston Churchill. He was gripped by doubt and paranoia about D-Day: during the First World War, he had overseen the invasion of Gallipoli, a disastrous campaign that resulted in more than 250,000 people being cut down. Nearly 30 years later, he was terrified that it would happen again, and that he’d be blamed for even more deaths. Brian Cox stars as ‘Churchill’, in a gripping biopic set during the most daunting period of the great man’s life. Also starring Miranda Richardson and John Slattery. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Despicable Me 3
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: U
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to..read more
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves..read more
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Tickets: £13, Concessions £12
Broadcast

Despicable Me 3
Runtime: 96mins   Rating: U
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to..read more
Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the 80's, proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
Film

Rock Dog
Runtime: 90mins   Rating: PG
For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid..read more
For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad's fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock 'n' roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood, a legendary musician who needs to write a new song. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50 Children up to 2 years do not need a ticket providing they sit on your lap for the duration of the performance.
Film

Swing Unlimited - A Night at the Movies – ‘Good vs Evil’
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
The South's premier big band brings you a selection of the finest movie music of all time. "A Night at the Movies" 2017 features film scores and songs inspired by the..read more
The South's premier big band brings you a selection of the finest movie music of all time. "A Night at the Movies" 2017 features film scores and songs inspired by the eternal struggle between the forces of GOOD & EVIL! Experience dramatic and beautiful music brought to you by an expanded "Big Band Orchestra" playing classics such as The Godfather, James Bond, Terminator, Disney, Mission: Impossible, Naked Gun and Starsky & Hutch. Tickets: £12.50 Concessions: £10.50
Concert

Once Upon A Princess
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
A brand new fairytale for 2017 following the sell-out success of last years premiere! "Once Upon A Princess" is the ultimate pop princess party show featuring your..read more
A brand new fairytale for 2017 following the sell-out success of last years premiere! "Once Upon A Princess" is the ultimate pop princess party show featuring your favourite storybook Princesses, live on stage! Tickets: £11
Theatre

Rock Dog
Runtime: 90mins   Rating: PG
For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid..read more
For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad's fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock 'n' roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood, a legendary musician who needs to write a new song. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50 Children up to 2 years do not need a ticket providing they sit on your lap for the duration of the performance.
Theatre

Andre Rieu's 2017 Maastricht concert Encore (Via Satellite)
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: LIVE
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly..read more
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages. This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been! Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. For a truly unforgettable cinematic experience, please join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht for 2 days only on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at the ‘2017 Maastricht Concert’ to ‘Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’. 185 minutes approx. (incl. intermission) Tickets: £20.00, Conc. £18.00
Broadcast

Rock Dog
Runtime: 90mins   Rating: PG
For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid..read more
For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad's fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock 'n' roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood, a legendary musician who needs to write a new song. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50 Children up to 2 years do not need a ticket providing they sit on your lap for the duration of the performance.
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Another Mother's Son
Runtime: 103mins   Rating: 12A
Set during World War II, when the island of Jersey was occupied by the Nazis, and based on the true story of Louisa Gould, who took in an escaped Russian POW..read more
Set during World War II, when the island of Jersey was occupied by the Nazis, and based on the true story of Louisa Gould, who took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the course of the war. Amid growing tension it became clear that British wartime leader Winston Churchill would not risk an assault to re-capture the occupied island, the community began to fray under the pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he were her own. Produced by Bill Kenwright. Starring Jenny Seagrove, Julian Kostov, Ronan Keating, John Hannah & Amanda Abbington. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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Gifted
Runtime: 101mins   Rating: 12A
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal..read more
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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The Searchers 2017
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pin,; Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You..read more
The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pin,; Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression. With total record sales in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning 5 decades. Their special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites. Don’t miss The Searchers live in concert! Tickets: £21.50
Concert

Hampstead
Runtime: 102mins   Rating: 12A
An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. The film stars Diane Keaton,..read more
An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. The film stars Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, and James Norton Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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Baby Driver
Runtime: 113mins   Rating: 15
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby..read more
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 2D
Runtime: 89mins   Rating: U
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings..read more
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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Baby Driver
Runtime: 113mins   Rating: 15
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby..read more
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 2D
Runtime: 89mins   Rating: U
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings..read more
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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Baby Driver
Runtime: 113mins   Rating: 15
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby..read more
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 2D
Runtime: 89mins   Rating: U
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings..read more
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Tickets: Stalls: £6, Concs £5.50, Child (U16) £5. Circle £6.50, Concs £6, Child (U16) £5.50
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NT Live: Yerma (Live)
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the..read more
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it 'an extraordinary theatrical triumph' (The Times) and 'stunning, searing, unmissable' (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper's lead performance is described as 'spellbinding' (The Evening Standard), 'astonishing' (iNews) and 'devastatingly powerful' (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper's portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval. "Brutal yet ferociously funny", Metro "Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone's inspired reworking of Lorca", The Observer "A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic", The Independent Please note, this screening carries a 15 certificate. Tickets £13, Concessions £12
Broadcast

Heather Small – Live in Concert
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Don't miss 'The Voice of M People' - back by popular demand at the Regent Centre! It’s 25 years since Heather Small, ‘The Voice & Face of M People’,..read more
Don't miss 'The Voice of M People' - back by popular demand at the Regent Centre! It’s 25 years since Heather Small, ‘The Voice & Face of M People’, burst onto the music scene. After over 11 million record sales, Brit & Mercury Music award winner Heather Small is embarking on her nationwide ‘How Can I love You More’ Tour, which will be a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the music of Heather Small & M People, featuring all the hits – ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night in Heaven”, ‘Search For A Hero’ and of course the anthemic ‘Proud’. She also has a new album due for release and is filming a documentary, so combined with her nationwide tour, 2017 will be a very busy year. Tickets: £35
Concert

Bournemouth Concert Brass: Last Night of the Proms
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Bring your flags and whistles as Bournemouth Concert Brass present their annual 'Last Night of the Proms' concert. BCB are one of the South's premier brass bands and..read more
Bring your flags and whistles as Bournemouth Concert Brass present their annual 'Last Night of the Proms' concert. BCB are one of the South's premier brass bands and will be featuring "Fantasia on British Sea Songs", "Jerusalem" and of course finishing with "Land of Hope and Glory", plus much more. Don’t miss them at the Regent Centre ahead of their performance at the prestigious National Brass Band Championships in mid- September. Be prepared to be in good voice and join us for this much loved concert. Tickets: £11, Concessions: £10.50 (50p from each ticket goes to the Regent Development Fund).
Concert

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his..read more
45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD. ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show. Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder . ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion. Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb. Please note, this is a pre-recorded screening Tickets: £13, Concessions £12
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Carmen on the Lake
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French..read more
Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz (Austria), George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French composer’s opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including the Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador Song. On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage during the Bregenz Festival. As with their previous spectacular productions, you can expect the staging of this classic tale to have an extravagantly original and innovative design, with the waters of the lake being used as an extension of the stage. This production of Carmen will be directed by Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London, with the set designed by the British artist Es Devlin. Her past work includes sets for such stars as Adele, Take That, U2, Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West. Tickets: £18.50, Conc. £16.50
Broadcast

The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
For accomplished South African songstress Belinda Davids, starring in The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show is the culmination of a life-long connection..read more
For accomplished South African songstress Belinda Davids, starring in The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show is the culmination of a life-long connection with the superstar to whom she pays homage. In 2013 Davids beat almost 15,000 other hopefuls to take on the dream role and it was her own eternal love of Houston that prepared her for the show. Exposed mainly to R&B and gospel as a child, Davids was innately drawn to Houston’s musical style. Singing professionally from her early teens, Houston songs became a fixture in Davids’ live shows. “I think I’ve sung at least one Houston track in almost every live show I’ve ever performed,” says Davids. Though she eventually carved out a successful career as a chart-topping solo artist and a session vocalist for such artists as The Temptations, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gill, in her earlier days Davids encountered resistance from many industry professionals who were unsure how to work with her because she looked and sounded so exactly alike Houston. The ultimate realization of Davids’ affinity with Houston occurred during a show in Hong Kong. Following a recital of ‘I Will Always Love You’, the audience was so astounded by her performance that they demanded she sing acapella to prove she wasn’t lip-syncing to a Houston track. Now representing her idol on stage, Davids feels destined: “I’ve essentially prepared my whole life for this show and I feel privileged to be able to honour Whitney in such a way.” Tickets: £27.50
Concert

The Manfreds - Makin’ Tracks Tour 2017
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an..read more
The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance. As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’ Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
Concert

Royal Opera: Die Zauberflote / The Magic Flute (Live)
Runtime: 190mins   Rating: LIVE
Mozart's glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar's production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince..read more
Mozart's glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar's production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno - but all is not as it seems... David McVicar's classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart's work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzling starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart's kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night's coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina's lyrical love duets and Papageno's hearty, folksong-like arias. As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart's profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart's supposed rival Salieri described it as an 'operone' - a great opera. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

The Temperance Seven
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
GRAND DIAMOND JUBILEE TOUR 2017 Who could have predicted that a band, which hit the top of the charts 50 years ago in 1961 with hits in the 20’s style..read more
GRAND DIAMOND JUBILEE TOUR 2017 Who could have predicted that a band, which hit the top of the charts 50 years ago in 1961 with hits in the 20’s style that was already forty years out of date, would still be around in 2017, and still playing the same style of music? The main difference now is that the band has a vast repertoire…. jazz classics from the past, original compositions, novelty numbers …. and as they play for you, their enormous enjoyment is hilariously transmitted to their audiences with their zany pythonesque humour. Tickets: £16, Concessions £14
Concert

Royal Opera: Die Zauberflote / The Magic Flute (Encore)
Runtime: 190mins   Rating: LIVE
Mozart's glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar's production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince..read more
Mozart's glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar's production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno - but all is not as it seems... David McVicar's classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart's work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzling starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart's kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night's coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina's lyrical love duets and Papageno's hearty, folksong-like arias. As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart's profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart's supposed rival Salieri described it as an 'operone' - a great opera. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Ruddigore – Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Ruddigore is a comic, and a bit macabre, melodrama with villains and heroes, a chorus of unemployed bridesmaids and an ancestral portrait gallery that comes to life...read more
Ruddigore is a comic, and a bit macabre, melodrama with villains and heroes, a chorus of unemployed bridesmaids and an ancestral portrait gallery that comes to life. And that’s not all. With witty dialogue and some of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best songs, including “When the Night Wind Howls” and “My Eyes are Fully Open” Ruddigore offers an evening of laughter, pathos and spectacle, as well as great characters and singing. Skilfully directed and accompanied by an accomplished live orchestra, with a few additional surprises in store, this is a show you won’t want to miss! Directed by Sarah Oliver with Musical Direction by Ieuan Davies Tickets £15, Concessions £14
Theatre

Royal Opera: La Boheme (Live)
Runtime: 155mins   Rating: LIVE
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely..read more
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini's La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focuses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualised in Stewart Laing's spectacular, stylized 1850s setting. Puccini's romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Graeme Swann's Great British Spin Off with Henry Blofeld: The Second Innings
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Following on from their hit 2016 tour, Graeme Swann, England’s greatest ever spin bowler and cricket’s best loved commentator, Henry Blofeld, are back by..read more
Following on from their hit 2016 tour, Graeme Swann, England’s greatest ever spin bowler and cricket’s best loved commentator, Henry Blofeld, are back by popular demand with a barrage of new stories from on and off the field. Who better to discuss the trials and tribulations of Swanny’s illustrious career than the man who commentated on it every step of the way, and who better for Henry to pass on his pearls of wisdom to after 47 years in the TMS commentary box. Expect the sprinkler, expect red trousers, expect a review of the summer’s cricket, and expect to be laughing! This is an unmissable show full of surprises, anecdotes, impressions and more. One for all sports lovers alike. Tickets: £25.50 (50p of every ticket is a donation to the Regent Centre Development Fund)
Theatre

Paul Chowdhry: Live innit
Runtime: 120mins   Rating:
Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings..read more
Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide. ‘It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game.' The Mail on Sunday Friday 6th Oct 2017 Over 12s only Tickets: £20.50 (50p of every ticket is a donation to the Regent Centre Development Fund)
Theatre

Met Opera: Norma (Live)
Runtime: 209mins   Rating: LIVE
Bellini’s masterpiece boasts one of the most famous arias in all of opera, the beautiful “Casta diva.” Directed by Sir David McVicar, this evocative new production..read more
Bellini’s masterpiece boasts one of the most famous arias in all of opera, the beautiful “Casta diva.” Directed by Sir David McVicar, this evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier. On the eve of a Druid revolt, she must choose between two agonising betrayals—only to learn that she herself has already been betrayed. Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma and Joyce DiDonato as her rival Adalgisa lead a cast of bel canto heavyweights, with Joseph Calleja as Norma’s unfaithful lover, Pollione, and British favourite Matthew Rose returning to the Met as Norma’s father, Oroveso. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20 Season ticket: £140.00 (to include all 10 performances.) This is only available in person, or from our box office on 01202 499199.
Broadcast

Royal Opera: La Boheme (Encore)
Runtime: 155mins   Rating: LIVE
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely..read more
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini's La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focuses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualised in Stewart Laing's spectacular, stylized 1850s setting. Puccini's romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

RSC: Coriolanus (Live)
Runtime: 0mins   Rating: LIVE
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius..read more
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role. Runtime TBC Tickets: £13, Concessions £12
Broadcast

Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: 12A
Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Christchurch for the first time with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films,..read more
Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Christchurch for the first time with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean. Tickets: £13.50, Concessions £12 Visit www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk for more.
Theatre

Met Opera: Die Zauberflöte (Live)
Runtime: 209mins   Rating: LIVE
Experience Mozart’s irresistible fantasy in all its glory! Will brave Prince Tamino rescue Princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro, and will Papageno..read more
Experience Mozart’s irresistible fantasy in all its glory! Will brave Prince Tamino rescue Princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro, and will Papageno the foolish bird catcher learn wisdom enough to help him? The Queen of the Night’s aria, with its stratospheric high notes, is just one of the countless highlights in this tale of love and magic, mysterious secrets, and whimsical fantasy. Julie Taymor’s (The Lion King) enchanting production captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its enlightened nobility. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a cast of rising young stars. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
Broadcast

Liza Sings Streisand
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer & comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, returns in 2017 with her new show Liza Sings..read more
Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer & comedienne and one third of the satirical and much loved comedy trio Fascinating Aida, returns in 2017 with her new show Liza Sings Streisand. This is no Stars In Their Eyes, this is no Channel 5 biopic, this is sexy, sassy Liza weaving together history, humour and harmony as she celebrates the songs of the great Barbra Streisand with her six piece band, the Stardust Ensemble. Alongside renowned musical director Joseph Atkins, Liza brings you glorious new arrangements and orchestrations of these now legendary songs. Expect the much loved classics Evergreen, The Way We Were, New York State Of Mind, Second Hand Rose and many more in a full to bursting 90 minute show. Tickets: £20, Concessions: £18 "The love child of Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand" (Suzy Klein – BBC in Tune) "A magnificently talented singer, and a marvellously quick-witted comedienne (which is why she is a member of the hilarious Fascinating Aida)" (Break A Leg Review) "The moment Liza walked on stage we all fell under her spell" Sir Tim Smit – Eden Project "A fabulous voice, a fantastically relaxed, confident and amusing stage presence, and SO versatile." (Stewart Collins – Henley & Petworth Festivals.) A beautiful, passionate voice that just reaches out to everyone" (Theatre & Performance Review)
Concert

Macca: The Concert
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Celebrating The Music of Paul McCartney Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti (‘Let It Be’) as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the..read more
Celebrating The Music of Paul McCartney Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti (‘Let It Be’) as Paul McCartney, this is a celebration of the music of a legend… In the first concert of it’s kind to tour the UK and Europe, ‘Macca: The Concert’, featuring acclaimed West End performers and using state of the art visual media projection throughout, celebrates McCartney’s entire solo career from 1970 -2016 including all his best loved hits, the acclaimed ‘Wings over the World’ 1975-6 Concert Tour and a selection of Beatles favourites. Experience the drama of “Live and Let Die”, the pathos of “No More Lonely Nights” and the nostalgia of “Band on the Run” alongside many, many more.. Tickets: £23, Concessions: £22 (50p of every ticket is a donation to the Regent Centre Development Fund) Emanuele Angeletti is an uncanny carbon-copy of Paul (The Telegraph)
Concert

Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Live)
Runtime: 170mins   Rating: LIVE
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..read more
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. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Sing-a-Long-a FROZEN
Runtime: 160mins   Rating: PG
A full screening of Disney’s FROZEN with lyrics on screen to help you sing along during the film. Our two Singalonga Princesses will guide you through this interactive..read more
A full screening of Disney’s FROZEN with lyrics on screen to help you sing along during the film. Our two Singalonga Princesses will guide you through this interactive screening, showing you how to use your free prop bag, warming up your singing voices and teaching you some dance moves. Watch as we bring the film to life and help you experience this movie in a whole new light. It's the most popular Disney comedy-adventure to hit the big screen and, with the fairydust of Singalonga added, you are guaranteed a great time. Come on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen and put an end to her icy spell. So get your little ones dressed up as their favourite character and come and see Sing-a-Long-a FROZEN where YOU the audience are the stars. Age recommendation 5+ Sooooo ‘do you wanna build a snowman…..?’ The movie will run for 2 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval) and a pre show warm up with the host. Tickets: Adults: £15, Children (U16): £10
Film

Down to Earth: An Evening with Monty Don
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT Monty Don is a renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter and the nation’s favourite and most respected gardener. Hear him..read more
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT Monty Don is a renowned gardening writer and BBC television presenter and the nation’s favourite and most respected gardener. Hear him speak about his life and travels visiting gardens all over the world, what really happens behind the scenes when filming, about how he made his own organic garden from a bare field and how understanding and working with nature enriches and empowers us all. Monty’s TV credits include 'Gardeners’ World', 'The RHS Chelsea Flower Show', 'Big Dreams', 'Small Spaces', 'Real Gardens', 'Lost Gardens', 'Fork to Fork', 'Growing Out of Trouble', 'Around The World In 80 Gardens', 'My Dream Farm' and 'Mastercrafts'. And on BBC Radio 4 he presents 'Shared Planet'. Tickets £20.50 (50p of every ticket is a donation to the Regent Centre Development Fund)
Theatre

Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Encore)
Runtime: 170mins   Rating: LIVE
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..read more
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. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

The Summer Of Love
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Taking you back on a nostalgic musical journey to that incredible summer of 1967 - an eclectic explosion of flowers, psychedelia, freedom, peace and love and, of..read more
Taking you back on a nostalgic musical journey to that incredible summer of 1967 - an eclectic explosion of flowers, psychedelia, freedom, peace and love and, of course, timeless music that inspired a generation. With original 1960s film footage, The Summer Of Love also features a full live band performing songs such as ‘California Dreaming’, ‘San Francisco’, ‘Turn Turn, Turn’, ’Somebody To Love’, ’Happy Together’, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, and over 40 more classic songs from the summer that changed the world. Tickets: £22.50, Concessions £20.50
Concert

Lee Nelson – Serious Joker
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, best ever stand-up show has been extended into autumn 2017. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see..read more
Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, best ever stand-up show has been extended into autumn 2017. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker Tour. All profits from the show will be going to Lee. “YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF” Sepp Blatter "GET HIM OUT!" Donald Trump "YOU'VE GOT FOUR YESSES. WELL DONE" Simon Cowell “COMEDY LEGEND” The Sun “COMEDY GENIUS” The Mirror Parental Guidance Recommended Tickets: £20.50 (50p of every ticket is a donation to the Regent Centre Development Fund)
Theatre

Milton Musical Society present: MASQUERADE
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
MASQUERADE... A musical mystery tour into the world of music and entertainment where nothing is quite what it seems, and hidden meanings abound. Comedy and drama in a..read more
MASQUERADE... A musical mystery tour into the world of music and entertainment where nothing is quite what it seems, and hidden meanings abound. Comedy and drama in a cabaret show like no other. Each song tells a story to reveal the reality behind it. Solos, duets and Grand Chorus numbers, all hidden behind the mask!!! Wed 15th Nov - Sat 18th Nov 2017 Wed 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm (Matinee): Tickets: £10 All other performances: £12 Please note, this event is being held at St Mark's Hall, Highcliffe.
Other Venue

Met Opera: The Exterminating Angel (Live)
Runtime: 172mins   Rating: LIVE
Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests..read more
Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film. The cast is filled with established British names including Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Ieystn Davies and John Tomlinson. “Inventive and audacious… a major event” (New York Times). Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
Broadcast

Milton Musical Society present: MASQUERADE
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
MASQUERADE... A musical mystery tour into the world of music and entertainment where nothing is quite what it seems, and hidden meanings abound. Comedy and drama in a..read more
MASQUERADE... A musical mystery tour into the world of music and entertainment where nothing is quite what it seems, and hidden meanings abound. Comedy and drama in a cabaret show like no other. Each song tells a story to reveal the reality behind it. Solos, duets and Grand Chorus numbers, all hidden behind the mask!!! Wed 15th Nov - Sat 18th Nov 2017 Wed 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm (Matinee): Tickets: £10 All other performances: £12 Please note, this event is being held at St Mark's Hall, Highcliffe.
Other Venue

Foster and Allen – Golden Years Tour
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
International Recording artists Foster & Allen are bringing their Golden Years Tour to the UK this October and November. Celebrating over 40 years together in the..read more
International Recording artists Foster & Allen are bringing their Golden Years Tour to the UK this October and November. Celebrating over 40 years together in the music business they will be performing a string of their biggest hits including ‘Bunch of Thyme’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘I Will Love You All My Life’ and 'Old Flames'. They will also be performing their latest single Mrs. Brown’s Boys as well as recordings from their New Top 40 selling CD The Gold Collection including ‘Galway Girl’, ‘The Fly’ and many more. Foster & Allen’s style and easy listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever and they really enjoy the business they are in, especially the live concerts. The unique 'Foster & Allen' sound will be with us for many years to come! Tickets £23, Concessions: £21
Concert

The Santa Show 2017: Santa’s Christmas Wish
Runtime: 40mins   Rating: LIVE
Enjoy the show, meet Father Christmas afterwards and receive a special present! “Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when..read more
Enjoy the show, meet Father Christmas afterwards and receive a special present! “Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea… Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out! Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever! Songs include festive favourites: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and many more!” Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. "The excitement and joy on the children’s faces was heart-warming and delightful, we had a fantastic time!" - Mums In The Know Tickets: £10.50, Family ticket: £38.00 (2 adults, 2 children) (not available online, please call our box office on 01202 499199)
Theatre

One Night of Elvis – Lee Memphis King 2017
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
There are Elvis tributes..... and then there’s Lee Memphis King. Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the..read more
There are Elvis tributes..... and then there’s Lee Memphis King. Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance. Over the last 10 years as Lee has toured his ‘One Night of Elvis’ he has picked up numerous accolades and has headlined and sold out some of the most prestigious venues across the UK and beyond. In August 2016 he completed a sell out concert tour of Israel, performing to over 8000 fans. In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 - 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was. This brand new production is dedicated entirely to the ‘Vegas Years’ when Elvis would perform in Las Vegas and tour throughout the US and Canada - the definitive record of these performances are contained in the films ‘Elvis- That’s the Way It Is’, ‘Elvis On Tour’ and the ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert. The show is enhanced by an orchestra of world class musicians and backing vocalists coupled with impressive video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music. Lee Memphis King recreates it all with stunning authenticity - the voice and equally important for Lee, the passion and energy that Elvis put into his songs. He leaves audiences in no doubt that they are witnessing the world’s No 1 Elvis Tribute Artist. Pure entertainment and Pure Presley. Tickets: £23, Concessions: £22 (50p of every ticket is a donation to the Regent Centre Development Fund)
Concert

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (Live)
Runtime: 135mins   Rating: LIVE
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to..read more
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew? Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (Encore)
Runtime: 135mins   Rating: LIVE
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to..read more
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew? Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Barry Steele & Friends 'The Roy Orbison Story Christmas Special
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Barry Steele is one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny..read more
Barry Steele is one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Featuring chart busting hits originally made famous by The Traveling Wilburys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon, The Spencer Davis Group and of course the Big O, all backed by fabulous musicians, singers and a big screen. The production also features classic Christmas hits from the past all backed by a big screen and performed by phenomenally talented musicians and singers. This production really is very special, so come along and celebrate Christmas the Orbison way with us! Tickets: £21.00
Concert

Christmas Spectacular 2017
Runtime: 120mins   Rating: LIVE
Returning for its sixth fabulous year of family entertainment, The Glad Rag Production Company is delighted to bring the Christmas Spectacular 2017 to the Regent Centre..read more
Returning for its sixth fabulous year of family entertainment, The Glad Rag Production Company is delighted to bring the Christmas Spectacular 2017 to the Regent Centre stage. Bursting with festive delights this highly acclaimed company will create a magical Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy. Back at the North Pole, Santa is preparing for another Christmas... As always the elves will be causing a little chaos, and Benji and Bruce the Polar Bears will be saving the day, and together, they’ll be creating a little Christmas magic right here in Christchurch. With a fabulous musical blend of up-beat dance routines, popular ballads, Christmas favourites and Irving Berlin showstoppers, all performed by theatre professionals and adorable babes, this is a festive treat for the whole family to enjoy. Running right up to Christmas Eve, this Christmas cracker of a family show is guaranteed to fill you with the spirit of Christmas! EARLY BIRD OFFER! £1 off all seats purchased before 1st September 2017. Tickets £16, Concessions £15. (All matinee & 5pm tickets: £15) Christmas Eve: All tickets £16 Family ticket: (2 adults, 2 children) £55 (Available in person or from Box Office 01202 499199)
Theatre

Royal Opera: Rigoletto (Encore)
Runtime: 165mins   Rating: LIVE
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine..read more
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect... David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Met Opera: Tosca (Live)
Runtime: 198mins   Rating: LIVE
Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in..read more
Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles. Andris Nelsons conducts. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
Broadcast

Royal Opera: Tosca (Live)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s..read more
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Operacaptures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Met Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore (Live)
Runtime: 179mins   Rating: LIVE
The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love..read more
The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth. The production stars Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his moving “Una furtiva lagrima.” Rising South African soprano Pretty Yende is the spirited Adina, Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the arrogant soldier Belcore, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo is the potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
Broadcast

Royal Opera: Tosca (Encore)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s..read more
Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Operacaptures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, ncluding ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Met Opera: La Bohème (Live)
Runtime: 196mins   Rating: LIVE
The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends..read more
The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in bohemian Paris, alternately practising their art, laughing, quarrelling, dodging the landlord, and living it up in their local cafe. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, the pair instantly fall in love. But Mimì is ill, Rodolfo is jealous, and their romance is doomed from the start. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano play the heart-breaking couple, singing two sublime Puccini favourites—“Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and “Che gelida manina.” Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
Broadcast

Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale (Live)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in..read more
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale (Encore)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in..read more
Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
Broadcast

Royal Opera: Carmen (Live)
Runtime: 200mins   Rating: LIVE
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the..read more
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
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Met Opera: Semiramide (Live)
Runtime: 230mins   Rating: LIVE
For the first time in HD. Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a..read more
For the first time in HD. Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more than one dark secret, and whoever gains the throne may find that he has lost more than he has won. Based on a story by Voltaire, this rarely performed tragic opera reveals The Barber of Seville composer Giaochino Rossini in a whole new light. The title role—composed for Rossini’s wife, Isabella Colbran—features some of the most demanding vocal music he ever wrote. Angela Meade takes on the challenging vocal fireworks in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years ago. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20.
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Royal Opera: Carmen (Encore)
Runtime: 200mins   Rating: LIVE
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the..read more
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
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Royal Ballet: New Wayne McGregor/The Age of Anxiety/New Christopher Wheeldon (Live)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz..read more
Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free andWest Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music. The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
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Met Opera: Così fan tutte (Live)
Runtime: 236mins   Rating: LIVE
Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they..read more
Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to each other’s lover. Will the young women succumb to the charms of these two handsome ‘foreigners’? A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The cast features Amanda Majeski and Serena Malfi as the sisters put to the test, with Broadway star Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as their fiancés, and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso. David Robertson conducts Mozart’s delightful score. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
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Royal Opera: Macbeth (Live)
Runtime: 200mins   Rating: LIVE
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist,..read more
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored. Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue.’ Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
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Met Opera: Luisa Miller (Live)
Runtime: 238mins   Rating: LIVE
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on..read more
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Becza as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
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Met Opera: Cendrillon (Live)
Runtime: 192mins   Rating: LIVE
A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her—did all that really happen, or was it just a dream?..read more
A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her—did all that really happen, or was it just a dream? Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a life of drudgery with her good-natured father and his imperious wife, until fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic intervene. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Superstar Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, alongside British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the archetypal wicked stepmother. Tickets: £22, Concessions £20
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Royal Ballet: Manon (Live)
Runtime: 205mins   Rating: LIVE
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a..read more
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion. Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manonwas the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas. Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
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Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (Live)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with choreography by Marius..read more
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov. APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
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Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (Encore)
Runtime: 180mins   Rating: LIVE
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with choreography by Marius..read more
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov. APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS Tickets: £18.50, Concessions: £16.50, Child (under 16): £10
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