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9 to 5 + Working Girl (15)

9 to 5 + Working Girl
The Celluloid Sorceress and The Bechdel Test Fest are teaming up for an International Women’s Day celebration with a double bill screening of classic Hollywood comedies about working women!

Nine to Five
New and inexperienced employee Judy (Jane Fonda) is taken under the wing of her indispensable supervisor Violet (Lily Tomlin) after landing a desk job at Consolidated Companies. They soon befriend Doralee (Dolly Parton) who finds herself on the receiving end of her boss’ chauvinist ways. When his discrimination denies Lily a promotion and Doralee discovers the rumours he has spread about her, the three dream up their hilarious revenge on every woman’s office nightmare.

Working Girl
When Tess (Melanie Griffith) lands the opportunity to work for top executive Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), she finds herself a little out her depth but quietly determined to prove her worth. After a skiing accident leads Tess to take on more of Parker’s duties, she discovers just how ruthless her superior actually is. A chance encounter with her boss’ lover Jack (Harrison Ford) takes her on a new path to help her fulfil her potential and overcome her bullying boss.

We’re delighted to welcome hosts Nikki Williams and Bechdel Test Fest’s Corrina Antrobus and Simran Hans who will explore the truth and humor in these essential classics showcasing the legacy of the so-called 80s’ ‘Career Woman’

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Sunday 5 Mar 201713:15

A Simple Life (PG)

A Simple Life

Since her teenage years, Chung Chun-Tao has worked as an amah - a servant - for the Leung family. Known as Ah Tao, she witnessed every aspect of the family's life. Now, after 60 years of service, she is looking after Roger, who works in the film industry and is the only member of the family still resident in Hong Kong. One day Roger comes home from work to find that Ah Tao has suffered a stroke. He rushes her to hospital, where she announces that she wants to quit her job and move into a nursing home. Roger researches the possibilities and finds her a room in an establishment run by an old friend. Ah Tao moves in and begins acquainting herself with a new 'family': the brisk but fundamentally kindly supervisor Ms Choi and a motley crew of elderly residents Giving ever more time and attention to Ah Tao's needs and pleasures, Roger comes to realise how much she means to him.

Driven by the fantastic performances of Andy Lau and Deanie Ip and its authentic writing, A Simple Life will fill you with a sense of hope, and gives a glimpse into the realities of life in modern Hong Kong.

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Thursday 16 Mar 201710:30

A Touch Of Sin (15)

A Touch Of Sin

A Touch Of Sin was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist, who dates a married man and works at a local sauna, is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. And a young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.

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Thursday 30 Mar 201710:30

Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG)

Alice Through The Looking Glass
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

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Saturday 4 Mar 201712:00

Blinky Bill The Movie (PG)

Blinky Bill The Movie
An adventurous young koala embarks on a journey across the wild and dangerous Australian outback in the hope of finding his missing father, but he soon discovers that there is more to being a hero than meets the eye.

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Saturday 25 Feb 201712:00

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening
Music: Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonid Desyatnikov
Choreography: Hans Van Manen, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot, Alexei Ratmansky
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge’s Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.

This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level.

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Sunday 19 Mar 201715:00

Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time

Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time
Music: Ilya Demutsky
Choreography: Youri Possokhov
Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him...

“Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other?

This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

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Sunday 9 Apr 201716:00

Botticelli Inferno (TBC)

Botticelli Inferno

From the brand-new World Art in Cinema series comes a fascinating and informative art documentary focusing on an undisputed master of the Renaissance - Sandro Botticelli. Filmed in stunning historic locations such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Vatican, Botticelli Inferno explores the mysteries behind the artist's 102 meticulous drawings of Dante's Divine Commedia including the intriguing 'Map of Hell' centrepiece, as featured in Ron Howard's Inferno starring Tom Hanks.

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Monday 20 Mar 201712:00

Cinememories: An American In Paris (U)

Cinememories: An American In Paris

Jerry Mulligan is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier. However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art.

Our Cinememories dementia friendly screenings are free for anyone over 60 and guests of any age, such as friends, family or carers. The screenings will be shown with brighter lighting, quieter sound and an interval in the middle of the film for a sing-a-long and comfort break. This is included in the running time above.

A Dementia Adviser for the borough of Barnet (representing Alzheimer's Society) will be present at the screenings, offering information on how to live well with dementia and the support available for carers for someone living with the condition.

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Tuesday 14 Mar 201712:00

Cinememories: Singin' In The Rain (U)

Cinememories: Singin' In The Rain

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.

Our Cinememories dementia friendly screenings are free for anyone over 60 and guests of any age, such as friends, family or carers. The screenings will be shown with brighter lighting, quieter sound and an interval in the middle of the film for a sing-a-long and comfort break. This is included in the running time above.

A Dementia Adviser for the borough of Barnet (representing Alzheimer's Society) will be present at the screenings, offering information on how to live well with dementia and the support available for carers for someone living with the condition.

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Tuesday 28 Feb 201712:00

Cinememories: Victor/Victoria (15)

Cinememories: Victor/Victoria

On the verge of starvation in 1930s Paris, erstwhile entertainer Victoria (Julie Andrews) is rescued by gay cabaret performer Toddy. What she needs to succeed, opines Toddy, is a gimmick. What if she becomes a male impersonator? Better still: what if she becomes a male impersonator, pretending to be a female impersonator?

Our Cinememories dementia friendly screenings are free for anyone over 60 and guests of any age, such as friends, family or carers. The screenings will be shown with brighter lighting, quieter sound and an interval in the middle of the film for a sing-a-long and comfort break. This is included in the running time above.

A Dementia Adviser for the borough of Barnet (representing Alzheimer's Society) will be present at the screenings, offering information on how to live well with dementia and the support available for carers for someone living with the condition.

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Tuesday 28 Mar 201712:00

Fences (12A)

Fences

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, which centres on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh.

Bitter that baseball’s colour barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.

Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tony Awards for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Davis received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

"A showcase for two towering performances." - Catherine Shoard, The Guardian

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Wednesday 22 Feb 201714:0017:0020:00
Thursday 23 Feb 201712:0015:0018:0021:00

Hidden Figures (PG)

Hidden Figures

Without three gifted mathematicians, America might not have put its first man into space in 1961. That they were also female and black in a country where racial segregation still had a sour normalcy only adds piquancy to the story.

Theodore Melfi’s biopic Hidden Figures tells the uplifting tale of how these women helped make history. Played with great, often wry gusto by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the trio are plucked from numeric drudgery by a NASA systems boss to help meet a timetable accelerated by presidential decree. As if things weren’t already challenging enough, the women also face the routine prejudice of their work colleagues.

Hidden Figures deftly avoids clichéd melodrama to celebrate amazing achievements in a society in the throes of change.


The screening on Sunday 26th February is in partnership with African Odyssyes at the BFI.

This screening is an extension of the BFI African Odysseys programme in association with the Phoenix Cinema: Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema. Explore the African roots of World Cinema through our monthly programme of Sunday screenings.
Supported by Black History Walks www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

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Friday 24 Feb 201718:20
Sunday 26 Feb 201717:30
Monday 27 Feb 201720:50
Tuesday 28 Feb 201715:00 (Hard of Hearing Subtitles)
Wednesday 1 Mar 201713:1020:50
Thursday 2 Mar 201717:30

Hockney: Landscapes, Portraits and One Still-Life (TBC)

Hockney: Landscapes, Portraits and One Still-Life

David Hockney continues to innovate and excite on a global scale. One of Britain's greatest living painters, his works feature in major collections all over the world including the MET, MoMA, Pompidou, Tate and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

Two blockbuster exhibitions from the Royal Academy of Arts London, 'David Hockney: A Bigger Picture' and 'David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life', provide the backbone to this film. The works in these exhibitions are the culmination of a highly influential career spanning eight decades.

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Monday 15 May 201712:00 (CANCELLED) (Closed)

I, Claude Monet (TBC)

I, Claude Monet

From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world's favourite artist - through his own words.

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet's life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his letters reveal his humour, insight and love of life.

Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.

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Monday 27 Feb 201712:00

Jackie (15)

Jackie

Blessed with stunning reviews from the 2016 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Jackie is an intimate and quietly harrowing study of the week following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, as seen through the eyes of his widow.

Natalie Portman delivers a performance of poise and power as Jacqueline Kennedy, fighting to hold onto her dignity amid the horror of losing her husband and the subsequent turmoil at the White House. Seamlessly making his English-language debut, director Pablo Larraín burrows deep into Jackie’s psyche, showing a woman teetering on the brink.

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Friday 24 Feb 201713:00
Monday 27 Feb 201716:15
Wednesday 1 Mar 201711:00 (Bringing up Baby)
Thursday 2 Mar 201715:00

LIAF (U)

LIAF
A selection of enchanting animated short films from the London International Animation Festival.

Please note: an adult must be accompanied by a child to attend any of our Kid's Club screenings.

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Saturday 18 Mar 201712:00

Lion (PG)

Lion

Director Garth Davis brings dramatic heft and shimmering visuals to this saga of five-year-old Saroo, who is accidentally stranded in Kolkata, 950 miles from his home in Madhya Pradesh. Afraid and disoriented, he faces overwhelming challenges, but is eventually adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) who lovingly parent him in their native Tasmania. While on a hotel management course 25 years later, the grown-up Saroo (Dev Patel) meets and falls in love with Lucy (Rooney Mara), who then helps him to search for the mother he still yearns for back in India.

Based on a true story, this is an arresting, emotionally charged and Oscar-worthy tale.

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Friday 24 Feb 201715:30
Monday 27 Feb 201713:45
Wednesday 1 Mar 201715:50
Thursday 2 Mar 201712:30

Michelangelo Love And Death (TBC)

Michelangelo Love And Death

To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance - and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery).

This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.

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Monday 19 Jun 201712:00

Moana (PG)

Moana
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. From Disney comes Moana, about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder and together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds.

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Saturday 25 Mar 201712:00

Moonlight (15)

Moonlight

Ambitious in so many ways, Moonlight is the story of an African-American gay man growing up in a USA that is perhaps even more intolerant than ever. In only his second feature after the brilliant but undervalued Medicine For Melancholy, writer-director Barry Jenkins successfully employs three different actors to portray the same character at three different ages.

Charismatic newcomer Alex Hibbert plays the young, naive schoolboy living with his emotionally unreliable addict mother; Ashton Sanders is the bullied teenager fully discovering his sexuality; and American football star Trevante Rhodes gives a breakout performance as the confident drug-dealing adult, a tribute to the role model who helped him endure his difficult upbringing.

Never less than riveting, Moonlight is already being showered with richly deserved awards.

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Friday 24 Feb 201721:00
Saturday 25 Feb 201715:00
Sunday 26 Feb 201720:15
Monday 27 Feb 201718:25
Tuesday 28 Feb 201721:00
Wednesday 1 Mar 201718:25 (Hard of Hearing Subtitles)
Thursday 2 Mar 201720:40

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (PG)

Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Join Mr. Peabody and Sherman as they zip through time in their WABAC machine - will they make or break history?

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Saturday 11 Mar 201712:00

NT Live: Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches (15)

NT Live: Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches

PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

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 (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things) as Harper Pitt, Nathan Lane (The Producers) as Roy Cohn, James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Louis Ironson and Russell Tovey (The Pass) as Joe Pitt.

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).

Tickets are on sale now to Phoenix membership holders with general sale going live on Monday 6 February at 10am.

Part Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017 and is on sale now.

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Thursday 20 Jul 201719:00

NT Live: Angels in America - Part Two: Perestroika (15)

NT Live: Angels in America - Part Two: Perestroika

PART TWO: PERESTROIKA

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 (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things) as Harper Pitt, Nathan Lane (The Producers) as Roy Cohn, James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Louis Ironson and Russell Tovey (The Pass) as Joe Pitt.

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).

Tickets are on sale now to Phoenix membership holders with general sale going live on Monday 6 February at 10am.

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017 and is on sale now.

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Thursday 27 Jul 201719:00

NT Live: Hedda Gabler (12A)

NT Live: Hedda Gabler
“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Tickets now on sale to Coliseum and Rex members. General sale opens Monday 12 September. To become a member, click here or call the box office on 020 8444 6789.

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Thursday 9 Mar 201719:00 (live) (Sold Out)
Monday 13 Mar 201712:00 (encore)

NT Live: Peter Pan (TBC)

NT Live: Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up...

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’- Radio Times

Captured live in front of an audience.

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Saturday 10 Jun 201714:30

NT Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (12A)

NT Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

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Thursday 20 Apr 201719:00

NT Live: Salomé (15)

NT Live: Salomé

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

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Thursday 22 Jun 201719:00

NT Live: Twelfth Night (12A)

NT Live: Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. 

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. 

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as a transformed Malvolia. an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers, Jericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing, Undercover).

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Thursday 6 Apr 201719:00

NT Live: Yerma (15)

NT Live: Yerma

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. 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

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Thursday 31 Aug 201719:00

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra (TBC)

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello and Much Ado About Nothing.

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Wednesday 24 May 201719:00

RSC Live: Julius Caesar (TBC)

RSC Live: Julius Caesar

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote, Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

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Wednesday 26 Apr 201719:00

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus (TBC)

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

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.

Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen.

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Wednesday 9 Aug 201719:00

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production.

The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL. SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Thursday 30 Mar 201719:15

Royal Opera House: Otello

Royal Opera House: Otello
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 Ludovic Tézier 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.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL. SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Wednesday 28 Jun 201719:15

Stray Dogs (12A)

Stray Dogs

A father and his two children wander the margins of modern day Taipei, from the woods and rivers of the outskirts to the rain streaked streets of the city. By day the father scrapes out a meager income as a human billboard for luxury apartments, while his young son and daughter roam the supermarkets and malls surviving off free food samples. Each night the family takes shelter in an abandoned building. The father is strangely affected by a hypnotic mural adorning the wall of this makeshift home. On the day of the father's birthday the family is joined by a woman - might she be the key to unlocking the buried emotions that linger from the past?

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Thursday 23 Mar 201710:30

The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism (TBC)

The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism

Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition 'The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement' from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American impressionism.

American impressionism took its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet but followed its own path that over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about a much-loved artistic movement.

The story of American impressionism is closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the Eastern United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes.

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Monday 27 Mar 201712:00

The Assassin (12A)

The Assassin
In 8th century China, 10-year-old general's daughter Nie Yinniang is handed over to a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. One day, having failed in a task, she is sent back by her mistress to the land of her birth, with orders to kill the man to whom she was betrothed - a cousin who now leads the largest independent military region in North China. After 13 years of exile, the young woman must confront her parents, her memories and her long-repressed feelings. A slave to the orders of her mistress, Nie Yinniang must choose: sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.

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Thursday 2 Mar 201710:30

The Discover.film Awards: Session Four (TBC)

The Discover.film Awards: Session Four

Discover.film changes the way people think about short film by globally sourcing the very best drama, comedy, animation, horror, sci-fi and documentaries, that tell a good story, surprise and above all entertain. We offer award-winning short films people want to watch, that make audiences laugh and cry, those that shock and surprise.

Our panel of industry experts watch 1000’s of short films to bring audiences carefully curated feature length packages. Each discover.film package delivers a variety of up to ten high quality films in the same time it would normally take to watch a single feature film. Our packages contain something for everyone and offer a chance to try something new as well as indulge in your favourite genre.

Treat yourself to a new cinematic experience, and join the discover.film team at the Phoenix Cinema.

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Sunday 2 Apr 201715:15

The Discover.film Awards: Session One (TBC)

The Discover.film Awards: Session One

Discover.film changes the way people think about short film by globally sourcing the very best drama, comedy, animation, horror, sci-fi and documentaries, that tell a good story, surprise and above all entertain. We offer award-winning short films people want to watch, that make audiences laugh and cry, those that shock and surprise.

Our panel of industry experts watch 1000’s of short films to bring audiences carefully curated feature length packages. Each discover.film package delivers a variety of up to ten high quality films in the same time it would normally take to watch a single feature film. Our packages contain something for everyone and offer a chance to try something new as well as indulge in your favourite genre.

Treat yourself to a new cinematic experience, and join the discover.film team at the Phoenix Cinema.

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Saturday 1 Apr 201714:30

The Discover.film Awards: Session Three (TBC)

The Discover.film Awards: Session Three

Discover.film changes the way people think about short film by globally sourcing the very best drama, comedy, animation, horror, sci-fi and documentaries, that tell a good story, surprise and above all entertain. We offer award-winning short films people want to watch, that make audiences laugh and cry, those that shock and surprise.

Our panel of industry experts watch 1000’s of short films to bring audiences carefully curated feature length packages. Each discover.film package delivers a variety of up to ten high quality films in the same time it would normally take to watch a single feature film. Our packages contain something for everyone and offer a chance to try something new as well as indulge in your favourite genre.

Treat yourself to a new cinematic experience, and join the discover.film team at the Phoenix Cinema.

Book Tickets

Sunday 2 Apr 201713:00

The Discover.film Awards: Session Two (TBC)

The Discover.film Awards: Session Two

Discover.film changes the way people think about short film by globally sourcing the very best drama, comedy, animation, horror, sci-fi and documentaries, that tell a good story, surprise and above all entertain. We offer award-winning short films people want to watch, that make audiences laugh and cry, those that shock and surprise.

Our panel of industry experts watch 1000’s of short films to bring audiences carefully curated feature length packages. Each discover.film package delivers a variety of up to ten high quality films in the same time it would normally take to watch a single feature film. Our packages contain something for everyone and offer a chance to try something new as well as indulge in your favourite genre.

Treat yourself to a new cinematic experience, and join the discover.film team at the Phoenix Cinema.

Book Tickets

Saturday 1 Apr 201716:45

The Met Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier

The Met Live in HD: Der Rosenkavalier
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff.

Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elina Garanca in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.

With two intervals.

Book Tickets

Saturday 13 May 201717:30
Sunday 14 May 201712:00

The Met Live in HD: Eugene Onegin

The Met Live in HD: Eugene Onegin
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Peter Mattei stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late.

Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned- rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

With two intervals.

Book Tickets

Saturday 22 Apr 201717:55
Sunday 23 Apr 201712:30

The Met Live in HD: Idomeneo

The Met Live in HD: Idomeneo
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role.

The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.

With two intervals.

Book Tickets

Saturday 25 Mar 201716:55
Sunday 26 Mar 201712:30

The Met Live in HD: La Traviata

The Met Live in HD: La Traviata
Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo.

Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker’s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.

With one interval.

Book Tickets

Saturday 11 Mar 201717:55
Sunday 12 Mar 201713:30

The Met Live in HD: Rusalka

The Met Live in HD: Rusalka
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvorák’s fairy-tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka.

Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.

With two intervals.

Book Tickets

Saturday 25 Feb 201717:55
Sunday 26 Feb 201713:00

Toddler Time (U)

Toddler Time
Do you remember the magic of your first cinema visit and the excitement of the big screen? Toddler Time aims to introduce some of our youngest audience members to the world of film.

Every Tuesday at 11am we screen a 30 minute film or series of shorts that have been specially selected for little ones.

What's more there is a fun activity and a chance to meet other parents and carers before the screening.

Free Activity at 10:30am.
As places are limited, book your spot as early as possible, in person or by telephone on 020 8444 6789. An on-line ticket purchase will not book a place.

Film at 11am
Ages 2-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets £3 for child plus 1 FREE accompanying adult. (Please order 1 child and 1 adult ticket, discount will then be applied.)

Book Tickets

Tuesday 28 Feb 201711:00 (Tractor Ted)
Tuesday 7 Mar 201711:00 (Hopster Showtime)
Tuesday 14 Mar 201711:00 (Sarah and Duck)
Tuesday 21 Mar 201711:00 (The Gruffalo)
Tuesday 28 Mar 201711:00 (Messy Goes To Okido)