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Duke of York's Picturehouse

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Anything Goes - The Musical

Anything Goes - The Musical
  • 2021
  • UK
  • Directed by: Kathleen Marshall
  • Cast: Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal, Gary Wilmot

Filmed live at the Barbican in London, this major new 5-star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney, alongside three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family), Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago).

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic, directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, features Cole Porter’s joyful score, including I Get A Kick Out of You, You’re the Top and the show stopping Anything Goes.

Wed 15 Mar
Sun 19 Mar

The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel)

The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel)
  • 1930
  • Germany
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
  • Written by: Heinrich Mann, (also novel), Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller, Robert Liebmann, Josef von Sternberg
  • Cast: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron

Berlin's decadent cabaret era is vibrantly brought to life as Dietrich's voluptuous singer Lola-Lola sets out to seduce and destroy a bourgeois schoolteacher. In her first major role, the actress taps into a potent current of female sexuality.

Sun 12 Feb

Brave

Brave
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
  • Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson

A rebellious Scottish princess defies her mother's marriage plans and unleashes a curse on her fairytale kingdom, then must complete a number of challenges in order to lift it. The kick-ass tomboyishness of Merida and luscious landscapes make up for a wavering story.

Sat 18 Mar
Kids

The Bravest Knight: Cedric and the Troll

The Bravest Knight: Cedric and the Troll
  • 2019
  • 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Shabnam Rezaei
  • Cast: Storm Reid, T.R. Knight, Wilson Cruz

An episode of The Bravest Knight. The gang learn new skills and reminisce about their past adventures.

  • IMDb
Tue 21 Feb

Casablanca

Casablanca
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.

Tue 14 Feb
Fri 24 Feb

Decision to Leave

Decision to Leave
  • 2022
  • South Korea
  • 2h 18min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Park Chan-wook
  • Cast: Tang Wei, Go Kyung-Pyo, Park Hae-il

While investigating the death of a man on a mountain, a detective meets the wife of the deceased. Her mysterious demeanour sends his investigations astray.

Mon 13 Feb
Subtitled

Q&A with Recorded

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Anderson's inspired choice of stop-motion animation pays off in this beautiful and idiosyncratic adaptation of the well-loved children's tale. While kids may enjoy it, Anderson's typically arch humour is aimed more at their parents, who will also be impressed by the star-studded voice cast – Bill Murray as a badger lawyer anyone?

Sat 25 Feb
Kids

The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jeroen Jaspaert
  • Cast: Rob Brydon, David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Tom Hollander, Frances de la Tour

Julia Donaldson's tale of a thieving rat.

Tue 14 Feb

I Get Knocked Down

I Get Knocked Down
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 28min
  • Directed by: Dunstan Bruce, Sophie Robinson
  • Cast: Dunstan Bruce

The untold story of the band, Chumbawamba.

Fri 24 Feb

Q&A

M

M
  • 1931
  • Germany
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Written by: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Paul Falkenberg, Adolf Jansen
  • Cast: Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Theodor Loos, Friedrich Gnass

Lang's masterpiece is a fascinating and intriguing film which follows the manhunt for a Dusseldorf child-murderer. In highlighting the procedurals of police organisations this was incredibly influential.

Sun 26 Feb

Mädchen in Uniform

  • 1931
  • Weimar Republic
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Leontine Sagan
  • Cast: Hertha Thiele, Dorothea Wieck
Sun 5 Mar

Metropolis

Metropolis
  • 1927
  • Germany
  • 2h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Cast: Gustav Frolich, Brigitte Helm.

Lang's still stunning science fiction classic. The images of a futuristic city are as marvellously iconic and influential as ever. And the story, concerning a revolt in a society which splits the 'workers' and 'thinkers', still speaks volumes today.

Sun 19 Feb

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson

Sequel to the Despicable Me spin-off.

Sat 18 Feb
Kids

Moana

Moana
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk

Moana (Carvalho) is a plucky Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, exuberantly sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and there's a refreshing lack of a love interest. A spirited, vividly realised and genuinely rousing adventure.

Sat 4 Mar
Subtitled / Kids

National Theatre Live: Best of Enemies

National Theatre Live: Best of Enemies
  • 2023
  • UK

David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed new drama, directed by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons).

Best of Enemies will be filmed live at the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End

Thu 18 May

National Theatre Live: Good

National Theatre Live: Good
  • 2023
  • 2h 10min
  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Cast: David Tennant, Elliot Levey, Sharon Small

World War Two is about to begin. John Halder, a German academic, struggles with the consequences of the movement he has joined.

Thu 20 Apr
Thu 4 May

National Theatre Live: Life of Pi

National Theatre Live: Life of Pi
  • 2023
  • UK

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel. Filmed live at the Wyndham's Theatre in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.

Thu 30 Mar
Thu 13 Apr

National Theatre Live: Othello

National Theatre Live: Othello
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 12A

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwan (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost.

Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.

Othello is filmed live on the Lyttleton stage of the National Theatre.

Thu 23 Feb

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle
  • 2016
  • France / Belgium / Japan
  • 1h 20min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michaël Dudok de Wit
  • Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Barbara Baretta, Tom Hudson (voices)

A man washes up on a desert island; when he tries to build a raft, it’s destroyed by a mysterious red turtle. Breathtaking début feature by Dutch writer, director and animator, a stunning, life-affirming tale of man’s relationship with nature, entirely worthy of the Ghibli name (the studio co-produced it).

Sat 11 Feb
Kids

Royal Opera House: Cinderella

Royal Ballet: Cinderella
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 12A

Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season. The ballet’s opening night in 1948, featuring Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles, was received rapturously. After over a decade away from the Royal Opera House stage, Ashton’s timeless reworking of Charles Perrault’s famous rags-to-riches story returns, showcasing the choreographer’s deft musicality and the beauty of Prokofiev’s transcendent score. A creative team steeped in the magic of theatre, film, dance and opera brings new atmosphere to Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, handsome princes and finding true love.

Wed 12 Apr

Royal Opera House: Il Trovatore

The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 3h 40min
  • 12A

Passions run high as Manrico and the Count di Luna compete for the affections of Leonora. Little do they know, Manrico’s mother Azucena has been keeping a terrible secret for decades. Soon a curse from the past will rise up from the ashes with devastating implications for them all. Starring Ludovic Tézier and Jamie Barton, Adele Thomas’s energetic staging sets Verdi’s tale in a Hieronymus Bosch-inspired universe of medieval superstition. Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi’s dramatic score, which features the famous ‘Anvil’ chorus.

Tue 13 Jun

Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville

Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville
  • 2022
  • UK
  • 3h 45min
  • 12A

When Rosina falls in love with amysterious young suitorwho calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning –and a little help from her local barber –to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach. From the barber’s famous opening number ‘Largo al factotum,’ with its cry of ‘Figaro!Figaro!,’to Rosina’s feisty aria ‘Una voce poco fa,’ Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair. Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding internationalcast that includes Andrzej Filończyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownleeand Bryn Terfel.

Wed 15 Feb

Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro

Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 4h
  • 12A

Servants Figaro and Susanna are filled with excitement on their wedding day, but there’s a hitch: their employer, the Count Almaviva, has dishonourable intentions of his own towards the bride-to-be. With more twists than a page boy’s stockings, the story of Mozart’s comic opera will surprise and delight you at every turn. Come for the music and stay for the cross-dressing hilarity, all unfolding over the course of one crazy, topsy-turvy day in the Almaviva household. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a truly international cast in David McVicar’s timeless production.

Thu 27 Apr

Royal Opera House: The Sleeping Beauty

Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 3h 25min
  • 12A

The Sleeping Beauty holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden in 1946 after World War II. In 2006, this original staging was revived and has been delighting audiences ever since. Frederick Ashton famously cited the pure classicism of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet as a private lesson in the atmospheric art and craft of choreography. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

Wed 24 May

Royal Opera House: Turandot

The Royal Opera: Turandot
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 3h 20min
  • 12A

In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret. When life hangs in the balance, can love conquer all? Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels (featuring the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’), while Andrei Serban’s production draws on Chinese theatrical traditions to evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano conducts Anna Pirozzi in the title role and Yonghoon Lee as Calaf.

Wed 22 Mar

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot
  • 1959
  • US
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E Brown, Pat O'Brien

Two impecunious male musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre and take refuge in Florida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators, an all-female band. Brilliant, brittle, crackerjack farce with all concerned at a peak in their careers.

Fri 24 Mar

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Spike Jonze
  • Cast: Max Records, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Paul Dano, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker

Maurice Sendak's nine-sentence children's tale about a boy whose bedroom turns into a forest full of huge creatures gets the Spike Jonze ('Being John Malkovich') treatment. Any joy here comes from the brilliant production design of the creatures - Jonze opts to use puppetry over CGI and this gives the action an ethereal quality. Unfortunately the creatures are emotional stereotypes and as such, lack dimension.

Sat 11 Mar
Kids
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Opened in 1910, the Duke of York's claims to be the oldest purpose-built cinema in the UK, having served continuously as a cinema since then. It caters for everyone with special nights of autism-friendly screenings as well as Kids' Club, Silver Screen showings and Big Scream screenings for those with small babies.

There are adapted toilets available and, apart from the first floor bar and balcony seating, the building has full wheelchair access.

Located in central Brighton, the cinema is within walking distance from Brighton station. A local landmark just off London Road, look out for the kicking legs!

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