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Bolshoi: Jewels (Live) 2020 (TBC)

Bolshoi: Jewels (Live) 2020

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.

Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.

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Sunday 19 Apr 202016:00 (Closed)

Coronavirus/Covid-19 update

Coronavirus/Covid-19 update

Following advice from the UK Government on Coronavirus/Covid-19, the Phoenix Cinema will be closed temporarily from this evening until further notice.

The safety of our staff and audiences is our main priority and so we have taken the difficult decision to close because we think it is the responsible thing to do. We will remain active online to keep in touch with you during this time.

We will be contacting all customers who have bookings for screenings that have been cancelled.

This is a challenging time for small arts organisations like the Phoenix. We are a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation, and this situation significantly threatens our ability to keep our doors open in future, and to support the livelihood of the cinema’s staff. We want to ensure that the Phoenix is here for the community and for generations to come. If you are able, please consider supporting us by making a donation, buying a membership or a gift voucher. Follow us on all our social media channels to keep informed on further ways to help us through this difficult time.

Thank you to everyone who has already offered their support.

We will continue to follow the advice from the UK government and Public Health England and will be in touch with regular updates.

Stay safe

The Phoenix Team

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Thursday 30 Apr 202020:00 (Sold Out)
Tuesday 30 Jun 202021:00 (Sold Out)

EOS: Friday Kahlo (TBC)

EOS: Friday Kahlo

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman? This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons. Kahlo was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life.

Guided by interview, commentary and the artist’s own words, Exhibition On Screen uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, this personal and intimate film explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, it offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.

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Monday 6 Jul 202018:30

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes (TBC)

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s gorgeous ballet based on the Powell and Pressburger 1948 film classic. Ballerina Victoria Page is caught between two men – one whom she loves and her ballet master who demands unconditional devotion. As her enchanted red pointe shoes exert their siren call, she must choose whether to sacrifice love for art.

Set to the romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann and starring Ashley Shaw, Adam Cooper and Dominic North, this production was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London.

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Tuesday 19 May 202018:00

Met Opera: Maria Stuarda (2020) (TBC)

Met Opera: Maria Stuarda (2020)

Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I.

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Saturday 9 May 202017:55
Sunday 10 May 202012:00

NT Live: Jack Absolute Files Again (TBC)

NT Live: Jack Absolute Files Again

From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime.

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy.

Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) directs a cast including Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman in this joyous farce.

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Thursday 6 Aug 202019:00

NT Live: The Welkin (15)

NT Live: The Welkin

A brand new play The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood from the National Theatre in London. The ensemble cast of 12 includes Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Shameless) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr Selfridge) who tell the thrilling story of a young woman sentenced to hang for a heinous murder. When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose.

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Thursday 21 May 202019:00

ROH Live: Elektra (TBC)

ROH Live: Elektra

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences

since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brunnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

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Thursday 18 Jun 202019:45

ROH Live: Pagliacci (TBC)

ROH Live: Pagliacci

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one

wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

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Tuesday 21 Apr 202019:15 (Closed)

ROH Live: The Dante Project (TBC)

ROH Live: The Dante Project

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own

exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean,

lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Ha

meed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

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Thursday 28 May 202019:15

RSC Live: Pericles (12A)

RSC Live: Pericles

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Wednesday 23 Sep 202019:00

RSC Live: The Comedy of Errors (12A)

RSC Live: The Comedy of Errors

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Wednesday 15 Jul 202019:00

RSC Live: The Winter's Tale (12A)

RSC Live: The Winter's Tale

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Wednesday 10 Jun 202019:00

RSC: King John (TBC)

RSC: King John

A mad world of mad kings, teetering on the brink of disaster.

Richard the Lionheart is dead. His brother John is King of England. Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep hold of his crown.

Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.

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Wednesday 29 Apr 202019:30 (Closed)

VE Day Live From the Albert Hall (12A)

VE Day Live From the Albert Hall

Exactly 75 years after Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced the end of the Second World War, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, accompanied by some special guests, will unite the nation for an inspiring and patriotic evening. VE Day 75 With The Daily Mail, presented by SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity, takes place on Friday 8 May. On this special May Bank Holiday, the nation will come together for an unforgettable night of commemoration and celebration, broadcast live from a sold out Royal Albert Hall. The orchestra will perform stirring and emotional music from some of Britain’s greatest composers - from Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ to Walton’s ‘Spitfire Prelude & Fugue’, Holst’s ‘Planet Suite’ to Ron Goodwin’s ‘Battle Of Britain Theme’ and many more. There will also be on stage appearances by Second World War Veterans. This event is in support of SSAFA. The Armed Forces charity offers support to those currently serving, regulars and Reservists, in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, Veterans and military families, as well as Veterans from the Merchant Navy.

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Friday 8 May 202019:00