- 1h 44min
- Directed by: Ron Howard
- Cast: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski
Surprisingly, The Grinch is the first live action feature to be adapted from the work of the world's best-selling children's author, Dr Seuss. And beneath sfx magician Rick Baker's green costume Carrey, – the world's highest paid comedian – wreaks glorious havoc on his cloying sweet neighbours, the Whovians of Who-ville. Howard lays the book's moral – Christmas is about family not presents and the sickly sweet sentiment on pretty thick. Toy Story 2 got the cross generational appeal right – golly gosh Howard's Grinch hasn't. Carrey's great though.
Fri 22 Dec
Sat 23 Dec
- 2h 9min
- Directed by: Frank Capra
- Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers
Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas Classic follows the tribulations of small town everyman George Bailey (James Stewart), who, at the end of his luck and deep in debt, contemplates suicide one snowy, bleak Christmas Eve. But when George wishes that he had never been born, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) takes a trip from the heavens to persuade him otherwise.
After a nightmarish journey through an alternative Bedford Falls, George realizes the difference he has made to the people around him, learning lessons of love, loyalty, and what it means to lead a wonderful life.
Sun 17 Dec
Tue 19 Dec
Sun 24 Dec
- Directed by: Rupert Goold
- Cast: Joseph Fiennes
A new play by James Graham directed by Rupert Goold.
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game.
The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?
With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt, to take team and country back to the promised land.
Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Rupert Goold (Judy) directs this spectacular new play.
Thu 25 Jan
- Directed by: Sam Yates
- Cast: Andrew Scott
Adapted by Simon Stephens, after Anton Chekhov.
Directed by Sam Yates.
Designed by Rosanna Vize.
Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.
Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End, Vanya will be playing exclusively in cinemas in 2024.
Thu 22 Feb
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Taika Waititi
- Cast: Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, David Fane, Rachel House, Beulah Koale, Taika Waititi, Will Arnett, Elisabeth Moss
Taika Waititi's adaptation of the documentary of the same name in which a Dutch football coach attempts the nearly impossible task of transforming the American Samoa team from perennial losers into winners.
Mon 18 Dec
- 1h 50min
- Directed by: James Hawes
- Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Johnny Flynn
The story of British humanitarian Nicholas Winton, who helped save hundreds of Central European children from the Nazis on the eve of World War II. Featuring Swanage's own hero, Trevor Chadwick.
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Flynn, Helena Bonham-Carter and directed by James Hawes.
Running time: 1hr 50mins
Sun 17 Dec
- 1h 53min
- Directed by: Sofia Coppola
- Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Dagmara Domińczyk
Biopic of Priscilla Presley and her relationship with Elvis.
Tue 19 Dec
Q&A with Recorded
Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar's spectacular staging of Giordano's epic historical drama, conducted by long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano. Co-production with China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and San Francisco Opera.
Tue 11 Jun
Mon 17 Jun
Aigul Akmetshina and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya share the title role in Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera. Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and La Scala, Milan.
Wed 1 May
Mon 6 May
The Royal Ballet celebrates the breadth of Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballets, Danses Concertantes, Different Drummer and Requiem.
Tue 9 Apr
Mon 15 Apr
Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.
Tue 26 Mar
Mon 1 Apr
Torn between her desire of a life of splendour and riches and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux, the feckless and capricious Manon pays the ultimate price.
Wed 7 Feb
Mon 12 Feb
The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope.
Thu 30 May
Mon 3 Jun
- Directed by: Ann Yee and Natalie Abrahami
This poetic, contemporary new staging of Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale reveals our uneasy relationship with the natural world and humanity’s attempts to own and tame it.
Wed 24 Jan
Mon 29 Jan
Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness returns to the Royal Opera House stage.
Wed 24 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, returns to the Main Stage. A co-production between The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada.
Wed 22 May
Mon 27 May
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