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Madama Butterfly - ROH (12A)

Madama Butterfly - ROH
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.

Performed in Italian with English Subtitles.

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Thursday 30 Mar 201719:15

Twelfth Night - NTLive (12A)

Twelfth Night - NTLive
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

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (12A)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

National Theatre Live.


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

Julius Caesar - RSC Live (12A)

Julius Caesar - RSC Live
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 (2014) and James Fenton's adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

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Wednesday 26 Apr 201719:00

The Kid - Charlie Chaplin (PG)

The Kid - Charlie Chaplin
Part of our 95th Anniversary Celebrations!

A rare chance to see the classic Charlie Chaplin film THE KID (1921) back on the big screen. It is believed to be the first film ever shown at The Kinema.

THE KID sees The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. It will be shown with the original soundtrack as composed and conducted by Chaplin.

There will also be a supporting Chaplin short film THE CHAMPION which will feature live accompaniment from Alan Underwood at The Compton Organ.

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Sunday 14 May 201714:30

Anthony & Cleopatra - RSC Live (12A)

Anthony & Cleopatra - RSC Live
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 (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

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Wednesday 24 May 201719:00

Jaws & Midnight Swim (12A)

Jaws & Midnight Swim
When the seaside town of Amity finds itself under attack by a gigantic great white shark, the town's police chief and a grizzled shark hunter embark on a mission to destroy the beast before it strikes again! Digitally restored, JAWS is back to terrify audiences this summer.

Experience Jaws back on the big screen here at The Kinema followed by a midnight swim at Jubilee Park Swimming Pool!

Film only tickets are also available.

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Friday 9 Jun 201721:00

Peter Pan (National Theatre) (12A)

Peter Pan (National Theatre)

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.


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

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Sunday 11 Jun 201714:00

Salome (National Theatre Live) (15)

Salome (National Theatre Live)

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 on the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs)


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Thursday 22 Jun 201719:00

Otello - ROH (12A)

Otello - ROH
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 Agrestawill 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.

Performed in Italian with English Subtitles.

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Wednesday 28 Jun 201719:15

Titus Andronicus - RSC Live (12A)

Titus Andronicus - RSC Live
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 (2016).

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Thursday 24 Aug 201719:30

Angels In America Part One: Millennium Approaches (15)

Angels In America 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), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).


This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.


Part Two: Perestroika, will be showing at The Kinema on 7th September.

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Thursday 31 Aug 201719:30