Kiera Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Clarke star in this drama based on the novel by Rhidian Brook.
Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
Stephen Merchant writes and directs this story of a former wrestler and his family, who make a living performing at small venues round the country though his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment. Starring Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Lena Headey and Dwayne Johnson, The Rock.
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.
The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW who, recruited for a local football team, attracts the attention of Manchester City. Starring German actor David Kross as Bert Trautmann, considered by many to be one of the finest goalkeepers in football history.
Douglas, a broken, solitary, Spitfire Ace, must overcome his past to lead a Lancaster bomber crew in the pivotal aerial war over Berlin, in 1944.
Produced by a dedicated & hard working team on a tiny budget. Lancaster Skies is a thought-provoking film, which highlights the sacrifices of the brave men and women from Bomber Command during WW2.
In Simon Amstell's affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.
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.
Showing as part of the national re-release of the comedy classic Monty Python's Life of Brian, to mark 40 years since the original release.
To make the most of the occasion there will be special audience packs for all participating cinemas - these will include a collectible poster, a special sticker set and an origami boulder (for a fully immersive, 4D recreation of the famous stoning scene), among other things.
A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I recorded as live from London’s 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.
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.
Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers. This British film tells the story of how they came to sign a record deal and stars Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Sam Swainsbury & James Purefoy.
Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son's return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm's way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family's downfall.
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.
Live screening from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Gounod's popular opera returns in David McVicar's stunning Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.
Sung in French with English surtitles. The production runs for 3 hours 30 minutes with one interval.
A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.
Directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, this film about the defection of Rudolf Nureyev to the West is adapted by David Hare and Julie Kavanagh, from her biography of Nureyev. With Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev and Sergei Polunin as his roommate.
A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.
Based on Patrick DeWitt's novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who's being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters – played by John C. Reilly [Ollie in ‘Stan & Ollie’] and Joaquin Phoenix [Johnny Cash in Walk the Line]
The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the film stars Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell-Moore and Tom Hughes.
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.
German film directed by Wolfgang Fischer with much of the dialogue in English.
Rike, an overworked emergency doctor, sets out on a much-needed holiday to Gibraltar. There she fulfils a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean.
But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken refugee boat and is the only person on hand to help.
Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a trio of three contemporary ballets, two recent works and one world premiere:
Within the Golden Hour:
Christopher Wheeldon's ballet to a specially written score by Ezio Bosso has been acclaimed as one of his finest works. It is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.
New ballet by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui:
Acclaimed contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui creates his first work for The Royal Ballet.
Crystal Pite's ballet is a moving exploration of the refugee crisis, from the plight of millions of displaced people to individual human relationships, to music by Gorecki.
There will be 2 intervals.
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.
Sinodun Players present Oliver Goldsmith's classic comedy play.
A timelessly funny farce about mistaken identity and class.
Belly laughs from beginning to end.
British film starring Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley and Sophie Okonedo.
A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.
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.
Take That's 2019 tour will come to an exciting conclusion in Cardiff this summer.
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are heading out on the road for their Greatest Hits Live tour in April, and will play a string of shows across the UK and Ireland, before travelling to France in June.
Their final show before heading abroad, taking place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on June 8, will be broadcast live at over 600 cinemas across the UK and Ireland.
The entire concert, plus exclusive cinema content, will be shown at cinemas from 8pm.
Take That said: "We're so excited to be able to bring all our fans together for the last night of our UK tour - it's going to be a really special night for us.
"To have cinema audiences all around the UK and Ireland joining us here in Cardiff will be incredible - we can't wait. See you all really soon!"
Delayed screening of live performance from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Kenneth MacMillan's passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergey Prokofiev's iconic score provides the basis for the ballet's romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes, while 16th-century Verona is created by Nicholas Georgiadis's magnificent designs.
There will be 2 intervals.
Based on the satirical novel by Virginia Woolf and performed by Rebecca Vaughan. Dyad Productions present this life-affirming, comedic tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot be pinned down, whose irreverent, romantic adventures across British history from the 1500s to present day, provide a magic-realist exploration of human identity.
Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones.
The show runs without an interval.
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.