Alternative Viewing

During our period of closure, here’s some alternative options that you can view for free. You can see what you may have missed with us here.

Available at any time:
35 short films taking you to the heart of the movies
BFI shorts around the local area
Missing a walk in the woods? See bottom of this page….

Listed below are films and live perfomances that may be of interest to our discerning audience. They are listed in scheduled order. ON DEMAND items are listed here.

HAMLET (2018) – Monday 06 April 2020
Shakespeare’s Globe 7pm

Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’

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MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (2016) – Tuesday 07 April 2020
Film4 at 1.05am – Freeview 14, Freesat 300, Sky 313, Virgin 428

After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.
Oscar nominated animation (French with English subtitles)

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JANE EYRE – Thursday 09 April 2020
NT Live at 7pm
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This bold and innovative reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

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COSI FAN TUTTE (2010) – Friday 10 April 2020
Royal Opera House at 7pm TBC

Don Alfonso and his young military friends, Ferrando and Guglielmo, are discussing the fidelity of women. … Fiordiligi and Dorabella are singing the praises of their lovers, when Don Alfonso enters and tells them of the new military order. The young will have to depart for the battlefield.

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (2012) – Friday 10 April 2017
The Shows Must Go On at 7pm TBC
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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014) – Friday 10 April 2020
ITV at 10.15pm – Freeview 103, Freesat 111, Sky 176, Virgin 113

The story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.

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TREASURE ISLAND – Thursday 16 April 2020
NT Live at 7pm
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in this thrilling stage adaptation.​ Featuring Arthur Darvill as Long John Silver.

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THE METAMORPHOSIS (2013) – Friday 17 April 2020
The Royal Ballet at 7pm TBC

Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman, awakes one morning to find that he has been turned into a monstrous insect. His mother, father and younger sister respond to his transformation in very different ways.
Arthur Pita’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella had its premiere at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in 2011. The role of Gregor Samsa was created for Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson, and draws on his extraordinary technical abilities. The unusual and absurd story is conveyed through startling choreography – an intelligent presentation of the pressures and yearnings of the young Kafka.

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ROMEO & JULIET (2009) – Monday 20 April 2020
Shakespeare’s Globe TBC

 

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A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold.

TWELFTH NIGHT – Thursday 23 April 2020
NT Live at 7pm
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Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible in Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia.

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GLORIANA (2013) – Friday 24 April 2020
Royal Opera House at 7pm TBC

Queen Elizabeth I of England has become infatuated with the young Earl of Essex. Essex admires the Queen but is keen to exploit her feelings to gain power and status. When he becomes a danger to the state, Elizabeth is forced to choose between duty and her personal feelings for Essex.

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THE WINTER’S TALE (2014) – Friday 01 May 2020
The Royal Ballet at 7pm TBC

Two kings separated as children are reunited in adulthood. One king, Leontes of Sicilia, marries Hermione, giving her a beautiful emerald. They have a son, Mamilllius, and are blissfully happy. The other king, Polixenes of Bohemia, visits the court of Leontes. He is delighted to be reunited with his old friend and stays for nine months. By the time of his departure, Hermione is about to give birth to her second child.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (2013) – Monday 04 May 2020
Shakespeare’s Globe TBC

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An enchanted forest charms a disenchanted court. In Athens a daughter’s disobedience forces two lovers to flee to the woods, pursued by the two lovers they rejected. In the woods, amateur actors rehearse a play, while the king of fairies plays tricks and captivates the night. A mischievous Puck with the magical juice of a flower helps love lose its way while the fairy queen falls for an ass; the king and queen of the fairies reconcile; the lovers find each other, return to court and marriage celebrations end in a theatrical dream.

AMONG THE TREES – HAYWARD GALLERY

“One of the great joys of walking in a forest, is you give up any attempt to analyse it… you just enjoy the act of looking.”
Ralph Rugoff, Director, Hayward Gallery

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