Part of the Vaudeville Theatre's Oscar Wilde Season. Recorded as live.
A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. With Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift and Fiona Button.
Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Francesca Annis, Ray Winstone, Keely Cat Wells, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse star in the unbelievable true story of the Hatton Garden heist.
103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts. Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music business and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year!
Spike Lee's latest film tells the true story of a black policeman who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. Set in the 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He uses his "white voice" skills to contact the local Klan but needs an accomplice (Adam Driver) to visit in person.
Based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, the film stars Jonathan Pryce as a "great American author" who is about to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature and Glenn Close as his wife, who reviews her life as they travel to Sweden to collect his prize.
Harry Dean Stanton's final film with David Lynch in a rare acting role as his friend. Lucky is an old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town. When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, Lucky finds himself realising that his remarkably healthy old age is going to face an inevitable decline and he has to accept it.
Alan Bennett’s sharp and witty new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Set in a local hospital facing closure as part of an efficiency drive, this state-of-the-nation piece is a ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer).
Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, Allelujah! is Alan Bennett's tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.
The multi-award-winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite performs his brand-new stand-up show, Goals. We all have life goals. Make one of your goals to come and see this great new comedy show from an "Irish Iranian Smoggy".
Patrick performs his shows all over the UK and Europe and has appeared in far-flung hotspots including Dubai, Bahrain and Costa Rica. He has made many TV appearances and is listed as one of the hardest-working comedians in the UK.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga star in this remake of the classic Judy Garland musical weepie. A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Following the run at the Wyndham’s Theatre which ended in July, Red will be broadcast in cinemas. Written by John Logan, directed by Michael Grandage CBE the play stars Alfred Molina as legendary artist Mark Rothko alongside Alfred Enoch as his assistant. It enjoyed hugely successful runs both in the West End and on Broadway, where it won 6 Tony awards, including Best Play.
Rowan Atkinson reprises his role as the hapless secret agent. After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.
Following the release of her long awaited debut album 'Diamond in the Dust', 2016 saw Rebecca support Jools Holland and his rhythm & blues orchestra on his UK tour – including appearances at the Royal Albert Hall, which gave rise to sensational reviews.
Often referred to as 'pop noir' Rebecca’s distinctive sultry stylings and song writing skills have led to collaborations with Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson and Ian Barter (Amy Winehouse). Rebecca's latest singles have been championed by Radio 2, BBC 6 music and BBC London.
Combining her own unique style with nuances of Nina Simone, Nancy Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Henry Mancini, Rebecca offers playful swagger with hugely entertaining onstage appeal.
the ultra-cool guitar wizardry of Hugh Turner; the wonderfully talented Stuart Henderson on trumpet, flugel horn and percussion; the masterful acoustic bass of Raph Mizraki
Expect a sublime selection of classic jazz, latin and mainstream modern jazz standards plus Rebecca’s own beautifully crafted romantic ballads offering a seductive hint of the “femme fatale”
Recording of live show.
Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to cinemas, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.
Recording of live show.
Best-selling soprano Sarah Brightman is on the big screen with a performance of her latest album. HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert, captured live from Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps.
Live theatre. Written and Performed by Helen Norton & Jonathan White.
To Hell in a Handbag: The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism.
While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identity … and money. A subversively funny new take on an Irish theatrical classic.
“To Hell in a Handbag is a delight – beautifully written and acted with exquisite comic timing.” Daily Mail.
An Evening of Songs from popular Musical Shows. As well as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, this concert performance also features songs from Cats, Evita and Phantom of the Opera.
Co-production of Crescendo and The Corn Exchange
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Director Damien Chazelle reunites with his La La Land star, Ryan Gosling, with support from British actress Claire Foy.
BFI restoration of this 1980 comedy film, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomkin, Dolly Parton, which gained Oscar,Golden Globe & Grammy awards for Dolly Parton and the title song.
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.
Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.
“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit” - The Times
“We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail
“Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture” - The Telegraph
Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in this biographical film about his life with the band Queen up to the Live Aid concert.
Disney's live-action version of the Nutcracker story with Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, this film (like the famous ballet also showing this week) is based on the E. T. A. Hoffmann story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. With an all-star cast including Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Matthew Macfadyen, Miranda Hart and Jack Whitehall.
The Royal Ballet presents Peter Wright’s much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.
Simon Godwin follows the success of Twelfth Night with another Olivier Theatre Shakespeare. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the titular lovers, with design by Hildegard Bechtler.
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
Welsh stand-up Robin Morgan is about to go on his first UK tour. One small issue: he’s only just got married, and is spending his actual honeymoon performing to the nation. Surely there’s a good reason why he’s doing it? There is. You’ll just have to come and find out. Fresh from two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the writer for BBC’s Have I Got News For You and The Now Show will perform both critically acclaimed shows, back-to-back.
In addition to his solo shows and work as a writer, Robin is the support artist for Ellie Taylor’s national tours and BBC1’s The Graham Norton Show, with television credits from BBC Three and Comedy Central to his name. He is also the writer for two forthcoming sitcoms to be broadcast on BBC Wales over the coming months.
**** Sunday Times‘A phenomenal comic'.
'Utterly hilarious’ Broadway Baby‘
'Wonderfully cheeky and engaging’ Three Weeks
Richard Eyre directs Ian McEwan's adaptation of his own novel, starring Emma Thompson & Stanley Tucci.
As her marriage to Jack flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?
A new play by Rebekah King performed by professional theatre company Thistledown Theatre.
Performances are in the Club Room - upstairs venue, not suitable for people with mobility problems.
It's 1642. Parliament has declared war on the King. Hester Cavill and her husband have sided with opposing armies: she a royalist, he a parliamentarian. When Sir Arthur is away, Hester refuses aid to a regiment of Cromwell’s troops who have turned up at her estate expecting Sir Arthur’s support. What Hester has not predicted, is that these troops have a strong-willed female leader of their own. Charismatic young prophetess ‘Mad Moll’ has found herself in an unexpected position of power. She calls herself the ‘English Joan’ and directs the troops with her supposedly God-given visions. Spurned by Hester, she aims her cannons and her fury at the Cavill estate. As the various members of the Cavill household struggle to decide where their allegiance lies, a war of wits and wills ensues between the two extraordinary women. Pride and lives are at stake for all involved and, as Moll and Hester exploit the various stereotypes of female power for personal gain, they will both risk the accusation that they were only madwomen after all.
An original story based on a collection of true anecdotes and written by up and coming playwright Rebekah King, ‘The Lady’s Mad’ illuminates one of England’s most turbulent periods through the lives of its extraordinary women. The piece touches on many relevant themes including family loyalty, the struggle of women and political unrest.
Sinodun Players provide a lively, family-friendly evening of seasonal readings, sketches and the like for the first half, followed by our local favourite Cholsey Silver Band playing Music from Musicals and Carols. Come and join in with some of your favourite Carols.
This Fundraising event will include a raffle and all profits will go towards the continuing refurbishing and re-equipping of our theatre - we appreciate your support.
Filmed live at the Apollo Theatre, London, this sell-out show is inspired by a true story. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a new award-winning five-star hit musical.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn͛t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards.
The sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them revisits J. K. Rowling's magical universe.
Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escapes from custody and sets in motion his plan to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. Albus Dumbledore recruits his former student, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to help.
Sponsor a newly refurbished seat, help our funds and have your name or that of a loved one on a plaque on the seat.
The cost is £250 per seat for the 5 years to August 2023.
A form for details of name on plaque, gift aid, etc. will be emailed to you for online bookings or is available at the Box Office.
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).
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?