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Tuesday 5th December 7.15pm (doors 6.45pm)
The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present - a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.
Peter Wright's nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker.BalletU
Tuesday 16th January 2018 7.15pm (doors 6.45pm)
David McVicar's acclaimed production of Verdi's potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.
Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke's victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto's daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect.Opera12A
Thursday 25th January 7.30pm
Exhibition On Screen is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cezanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before travelling to London and Washington.
One can't appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cezanne. Featuring interview with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery, London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musee d'Orsay, Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibtion to the places Cezanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists - until now.Art Exhibitions12A
Wednesday 7th February 2018 7.15pm (doors 6.45pm)
Drama, passion and fabulous music - Puccini's operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger directs Adrianne Pieczonks, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley live from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Jonathan Kent's production captures the dangerous political turbulance of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia - one of the most malevolent villains in opera - ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including 'Vissi d'arte' and 'E lucevan le stelle'.Opera12A
Wednesday 28th February 7.15pm (doors 6.45pm)
Christopher Weeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare's late great romance The Winter's Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter's Tale received ecstatic parise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.Ballet12A