The Sinodun Players' Annual Pantomime. Featuring funny Fatima Fandango, the handsome Prince and beautiful Princess, brave Ali Baba, clever Marjana, the regal Grand Vizier, awful Asbad and his 40 Thieves (BOO!), sinister Alsatia (hiss!), crafty Caterina (hurrah!) and cute Colin the Camel (ah!), this is a pantomime not to be missed.
Keira Knightley plays Colette and Dominic West her husband "Willy" in this drama based on the life of the writer and feminist icon. When Colette's autobiographical novel, published under her husband's name, becomes a success, she has to fight to assert her creative ownership and sexual freedom.
Live screening (delayed due to Panto). An Almeida Theatre production.
Simon Russell Beale (The Lehman Trilogy, King Lear) plays King Richard II in a visceral new production about the limits of power, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell).
Robert Redford stars as Forrest Tucker, in this film which tells the true story of his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 and his string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Comedy Night Double Bill.
Mark Simmons is one of the top one-liner comedians on the comedy scene, as noted in Dave’s Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe.
Mark has also starred on BBC3’s One For The Road, and is a regular co-host on Fubar Radio with Seann Walsh.
Tour support for Rob Brydon and Michael McIntyre. This is a show for people who like jokes. Lots of jokes.
★★★★★ one4review, ★★★★ The Scotsman, ★★★★ Chortle, ★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine, ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Matt Rees is an multi award-winning, Welsh stand-up comedian.
Matt is a sober drunk and brings you his latest show of 'very funny lines with a compelling, unforced lugubriousness' (Chortle.co.uk) from 'a properly original comedy mind' (Guardian).
"A properly original comedy mind" Guardian, “Comedian to watch" The Times, "A gem in the form of a laconic youngster with an instinctive comedic talent" Metro
Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in this biographical film about his life with the band Queen up to the Live Aid concert.
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play Laurel and Hardy in this account of their farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) - a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz star in this historical comedy-drama, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, whose earlier work includes the surreal film The Lobster.
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, she is given the opportunity to replace Sarah as the Queen's favourite.
Delayed screening, recorded as live from the National Theatre.
An explosive new play by David Hare with a cast including Siân Brooke.
Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.
What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?
Emily Blunt steps into Julie Andrews' shoes as the magical nanny.
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Live screening from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold,as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death.
Saoirse Ronan is Mary and Margot Robbie (I Tonya) is Queen Elizabeth in this historical drama.
Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.
Sequel to the popular animated film Wreck-It Ralph.
Taking place six years after saving the arcade from Turbo's vengeance, the Sugar Rush arcade cabinet has broken, forcing Ralph and Vanellope to travel to the Internet via the newly-installed Wi-Fi router in Litwak's Arcade to retrieve the piece capable of saving the game. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman again provide the voice talent.
Nicole Kidman has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her part in this.
Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.
Ticket price includes 2 -course meal with vegetarian option, bar available.
Part of a series of International films specially selected and supported by the BFI, shown on Mondays each month.
Japanese film with sub-titles. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2018, this film has been popular at the UK box office.
A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, take to shoplifting to make ends meet. The younger and older members of the household are also in on the act but things change when they open their doors to a beleaguered young girl.
Josh Berry is fast achieving worldwide recognition for his impressions. He has been seen on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show as well as heard on several episodes of Dead Ringers (BBCR4) and Newsjack (BBCR4Xtra), and voiced a sketch on Tracey Ullman’s hit BBC1 show Tracey Breaks the News. He also performed his debut solo show, Voice Thief, at the Edinburgh festival with a sold-out run.
At just twenty-two years old, Tom Lucy is one of the youngest professional comedians on the circuit. Tom’s first stand up gig was at the tender age of sixteen, and he now performs regularly for the UK’s top clubs including The Glee Clubs, The Stand, Komedia, and aged nineteen became the youngest ever comedian to play weekends for The Comedy Store.
In 2016 Tom became the youngest winner of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award. In 2017 he supported Jack Whitehall on his UK Arena Tour and has also toured as a support act for Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre and Rob Beckett.
Christian Bale won a Golden Globe for his performance as Dick Cheney, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell also received nominations for this film.
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Rosamund Pike plays Marie Colvin, celebrated and dashing war correspondent in this biopic, with Tom Hollander, Jamie Dornan and Stanley Tucci in support.
A portrait of an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Written by Ben Elton, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, this film looks at the life of Shakespeare in 1613. The Globe theatre has burned down and a devastated Bard returns to Stratford to face his neglected family and troubled past. With Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in this film of two disparate fellow-travellers in the early 1960s.
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues, following The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide for safe travel through America's racially segregated South.
Blake's Heaven Big Band is a 17 piece modern Big Band ensemble delivers funk, jazz, pop and swing styles influenced from all genres of music.
This is a production of music through time using Big Band as the vehicle, with Nicholas Blake's influences and arrangements to bring you the 21st Century Big Band.
Biographical drama, starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the obstacles she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Part of a series of International films specially selected and supported by the BFI, shown on Mondays each month.
Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola star in this film based on Naomi Alderman's novel. A woman returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier and reignites a forbidden relationship.
An intoxicating one-(wo)man show revealing the life of a legend.
Created and performed by Peter Groom, this mixture of theatre, cabaret and drag comes to Wallingford after a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival and seasons in London, Amsterdam, Liverpool etc.
Born in Berlin in 1901, Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich soon became a Hollywood legend. When World War II was declared, she renounced her German citizenship and joined the American Army to fight against her homeland in order to free her people from Hitler.
It is 1942. On the battlefields of North Africa, in a gold sequin gown, Marlene takes to the stage to fight the war her way, with an irresistible mix of songs, sequins, sex and sympathy.
The Sinodun Players present Terry Johnson's adult comic play.
When the members of the Dead Funny Society learn that Benny Hill has died, they decide to honour him with a memorial get together. Set in 1990s London, an hilarious and poignant comedy about morality and marriage. Expect some nudity, marital disharmony and custard pies.
Warning: Adults only - scenes of a sexual nature and some strong language.
Delayed recording from the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End.
Stars Gillian Anderson and Lily James.
All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?
Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.
Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 film by Joseph L Mankiewicz (starring Bette Davis) and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove’s directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design.
Part of the World Film programme, selected and supported by the BFI.
Lebanese film in Arabic with sub-titles. Winner of the Grand Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Zain, a Lebanese boy, sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old "adult" who finally seeks justice in a courtroom.
A sell-out at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. The incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of war Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan.
May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain on Liverpool. Local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance division. Deployed to Singapore, his ship is destroyed by Japanese dive bombers on arrival. Arthur is declared missing. This extraordinary true story of survival is a tour-de-force war epic.
Broadcast live from the Old Vic theatre in London in co-production with Headlong. Arthur Miller’s blistering classic drama stars Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day) and will be directed by Jeremy Herrin (previously directed National Theatre productions of This House and People, Places and Things).
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. But nothing lasts forever as long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.
Elsa Jean Mc Taggart presents the story of her favourite artist, the iconic Eva Cassidy, through song, story and video footage.
Accompanied by Mr Lister on piano and bass.
It is a deeply personal, poignant tribute to an inspirational voice and an incredibly talented musician who was discovered by the world tragically late.
Includes Elsa singing with Eva Cassidy.
Japanese film with sub-titles. Part of the series of International films selected and supported by the BFI.
Daringly original anime from Mamoru Hosoda, which has received critical acclaim.
A 4 -year- old boy, struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister, finds a mysterious garden in his backyard which becomes a gateway to time travel, allowing the boy to meet his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man.
French language film with sub-titles. Part of the season of International Films selected and supported by the BFI.
From Laurent Cantet, Palme d'Or-winning writer-director comes this contemporary drama set in La Ciotat in the South of France.
Antoine attends a summer writing workshop for young adults run by famous novelist, Olivia, who becomes disturbed as well as attracted by Antoine's behaviour.
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story, directed by Rufus Norris.
Polish language film with sub-titles. Part of the season of i
International films selected and supported by the BFI.
This dark, satirical tragicomedy won the Jury Grand Prix at the Berlin International Film Festival.
After a work accident, a builder becomes the first person in Poland to undergo a (not altogether successful) face transplant, which leads to all sorts of identity issues.
Director Malgorzata Szumowska describes the film as "a fairytale for adults".
British film, part of the season of International Films selected and supported by the BFI.
Adapted by playwright Richard Cameron from his play of the same name and accompanied by a fantastic original score by Richard Hawley, this film, set in a post-industrial northern community, is directed by actor/director Bill Buckhurst.
Summer 1994 in a quiet mining village outside Doncaster. A rumour stirs about a legendary giant carp in the nearby ponds. Young Trevor leads his friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition, seeking a moment of harmony in a world of broken families and nascent political fever.