National Theatre Live: Small Island

Nov 24, 2019, 1pm Nov 30, 2019, 1pm
National Theatre Live Small Island adapted by Helen Edmundson based on the novel by Andrea Levy   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 Tillbury, England. 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 ... (View more)

Speed Sisters

Dec 7, 2019, 1pm Dec 15, 2019, 1pm
Speed Sisters A film by Amber Fares   The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine.   The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.   (80 min / NR / Arabic and English w/ Englis... (View more)

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: The Nutcracker

Dec 21, 2019, 1pm Dec 29, 2019, 1pm
Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema  The Nutcracker Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich   On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle led with the Mouse King, while Marie watches in fear. The Bolshoi's magical Nutcracker production captivates audiences of all ages and brings them on a whirlwind journey of enchantment with rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodying Marie's innocence and joy along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as her Nutcracker Prince. A timeless holiday classic accompanied by Tchaikovsky's beloved score.  ... (View more)

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

Jan 4, 2020, 1pm Jan 26, 2020, 1pm
Fleabag Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge Directed by Vicky Jones   ★★★★★ 'Witty, filthy and supreme.' Guardian   See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag s... (View more)

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