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MOONLIGHT USA 2016 (15)

MOONLIGHT USA 2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Dir:  Barry Jenkins   Cast:   Trevante Rhodes   Andre Holland   Janelle Monae   Ashton Sanders   Jharrel Jerome   Naomie Harris   Mahershala Ali  Alex Hibbert


The winner of the 2017 Best Picture Oscar, this film chronicles the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.  It is told in three time periods with major characters being played by different actors.  Chiron, the central character, is an unloved 10 year old  nicknamed “Little” (Alex Hibbert) when we first meet him. He is taken in by a Cuban drug dealer with  a soft spot (Ali) and his girlfriend (Monae).   In the middle section, a teenage Chiron (Sanders) explores his sexuality as he fall in love with a close male friend and the final chapter follows Chiron in his twenties (Rhodes) as he reconnects with faces from his past.

“A profoundly moving film about growing up as a gay man in disguise…….  a stunning achievement”.  Benjamin Lee, The Guardian.

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Monday 21 Aug 201719:00 Book Now (Call Box Office)

Lifeboats of the Saltmarsh coast 2

Lifeboats of the Saltmarsh coast 2

PRESENTED BY THE WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

at The Sackhouse, Wells NR23 1AU


Part of a series featuring The Boats of the Saltmarsh Coast.

A presentation by Commander Mike Woodroffe, former Deputy Chief Operations. RNLI with Alan Frary, Coxwain, Wells Lifeboat.

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Wednesday 23 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

FRONT PORCH

FRONT PORCH
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At The Sackhouse

'Front Porch' play Electro -Acoustic Music. Kevan Taplin and John Kelly have been to the Granary with their unique 'Front Porch' set and have supported us by becoming Friends of the Granary. Kevan and John both play guitar and they are joined by vocalist Steve Bennett. Their sets feature their own compositions based on the blues, folk, acoustic, roots and Americana genres of their backgrounds as well as 'classics' which are always given a 'Front Porch' twist.

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Friday 25 Aug 201719:30 Book Now

LION AUS 2016 (PG)

LION  AUS 2016

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at Alderman Peel School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Dir:  Garth Davis   Cast:  Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara &   Sunny Pawar.


Five year old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple (Kidman and Wenham). Twenty five years later Saroo sets out to find his lost family. With only vague recollections but unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he finally succeeds in reconnecting with his first home.  Based on a true story, both the child and adult Saroos (Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire) are outstandingly good, Patel winning the 2017 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor award.

Warm and endearing, the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday evening. “An astonishing true story that’s treated with an admirably light and artistic touch”.  Dan Jolin, Empire.

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Monday 28 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

Boatbuilding on Saltmarsh Coast

Boatbuilding on Saltmarsh Coast

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

at the Boathouse, Burnham Overy Staithe


A discussion of the history and present of boatbuilding along the Saltmarsh coast with Richard Cracknell, Tim Gatti and John Owles.

This is part of a series of events about boats of the Saltmarsh coast

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Tuesday 29 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

YERMA NT LIVE (15)

YERMA  NT LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA  


at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB

‘Please note that the performance of Yerma includes strobe lighting.’

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role which was the London stage sensation of 2016

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it “an extraordinary theatrical triumph” (The Times)

Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

*****

“Brutal yet ferociously funny” - Metro


*****

“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca” - The Observer

*****

“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic” - The Independent


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Thursday 31 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

SALOMÉ NT LIVE RECORDED (15)

SALOMÉ NT LIVE RECORDED

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at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs)

Contains some nudity.


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Thursday 7 Sep 201719:00 Book Now

HOBSON'S VOICE

HOBSON'S VOICE
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
at the Sackhouse

Hobson's Voice are a folk group based in the Cambrigeshire village of Over. They sing songs about Cambridgeshire people and places all of which are written by the group leader John Rees.Recently they have extended their repetoire to include songs inspired by moving stories such as'Ranleigh Road' an account from1916 about Ipswich Military Hospital. They accompany their singing with a variety of instruments including the guitar, piano accordian, flute and fiddle.www.hobson-voice.co.uk

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Saturday 9 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

HIDDEN FIGURES USA 2017 (PG)

HIDDEN FIGURES USA 2017

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at Alderman Peel High School,Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


Dir:  Theodore Melfi  Cast: Octavia Spencer, Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst

In the early 60’s the USA was falling behind the Soviets in the space race and NASA was working feverishly to ensure the success of John Glenn’s mission to be the first American to orbit the earth.  Among the many scientists and engineers engaged in the project were 3 brilliant black women mathematicians (Henson, Spencer and Monae) who played a crucial role but whose contribution was overlooked when the story was subsequently told.  This likeable drama tells their stories – 3 women battling with the segregation and racism then in place in the Jim Crow South while playing key roles in getting John Glenn into orbit, and safely back.  “(the director) has captured all the grit and grace, as well as the brilliance, of his 3 female protagonists, who have been honoured very late in their lives for their contribution to the Space Race.”  Stella Papamichael, Radio Times.

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Monday 11 Sep 201719:00 Book Now

IN OUR HANDS (U)

IN OUR HANDS

THE WELLS MALTINGS TRUST PRESENTS

At the Sackhouse NR23 1AU


Smoking Apples Present "In Our Hands"



As part of this years Pirate festival and as one of our Heritage Lottery Heritage Events and sponsored by Daniel Connal Partnerships


Alf is a trawler fisherman at the top of his game.  But times are changing and so is the industry, will Alf adapt in order to survive?


Follow a fish's journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull's ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite.


Award winning Smoking Apples use innovative puppetry, a string set and original score to transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher's Fortune.


Recommended for children aged 11 plus.


"Clever and inventive' - **** British Theatre Guide.

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Saturday 16 Sep 201715:00 Book Now

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE - RECORDED LIVE

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE - RECORDED LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant reinterpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Now you have the opportunity to watch it on the big screen.

An iconic production, perhaps best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, it was filmed at Sadlers Wells, London in 2011. The stellar cast includes the magnificent Richard Winsor as the lead Swan/Stranger, Dominic North as The Prince and Nina Goldman as The Queen. Breathtaking in its drama and intensity .With more than 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys and an Olivier Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the stage, becoming the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway.


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Sunday 17 Sep 201715:00 Book Now

Maritime Art - Saltmarsh Coast

Maritime Art - Saltmarsh Coast

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

at the Sackhouse


A presentation and panel discussion on maritime art. With Nicholas Barnham and others. Preview of an exhibition of paintings, drawings and models of boats and ships. Exhibition continues from the 22nd to 25th September.

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Thursday 21 Sep 201719:00 Book Now

THE LEVELLING UK 2016 (15)

THE LEVELLING UK 2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


Dir:  Hope Dickinson Leach   Cast: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton and Joe Blakemore

An acclaimed directorial debut, this film has also won plaudits for the central performance of Ellie Kendrick, who is Clover, a student vet, who returns to the Somerset farm in the Levels on which she grew up, for the funeral of her brother. He was about to take over the farm from his father and there is doubt and uncertainty about the cause of his death.  Clover is estranged from her angry father (Troughton) and returning to the farm is doubly difficult for her. This is a powerful story of flooded farms and fractured families. The truth about the brother’s death is at the core of this intriguing drama. “It may sound bleak, but there is such life and compassion in every frame that the tune turns into a song of love” Mark Kermode, The Observer.

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Monday 25 Sep 201719:00 Book Now

FINDING JOY (12A)

FINDING JOY

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

at Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall


The funny, fearless international sell-out mask production from the UK's leading full mask company. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll find joy!


Joy is 83 today: she's feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead?


Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, award-winning Finding Joy has performed to audiences across Europe and the UK, including a successful run at Assembly for Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries with its wordless theatre.


Suitable for 12 years and upwards, Finding Joy is accessible to hearing and D/deaf audiences alike.

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Friday 29 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


From September 28th to October 8th 2017, over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, and Universities for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. It is our 5th year of participation in this very popular event where we see an amazing selection of new short films. Come and join the fun.


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Monday 2 Oct 201719:00 Book Now

HAMLET by William Shakespeare NTLIVE Encore (12A)

HAMLET by William Shakespeare NTLIVE Encore

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel School, Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.  

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

"One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever." Time Out

"A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart". Financial Times


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Thursday 5 Oct 201719:00 Book Now

BELLINI’S NORMA - LIVE FROM THE MET

BELLINI’S NORMA - LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Carlo Rizzi

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso.                                               Bellini’s masterpiece boasts one of the most famous arias in all of opera, the beautiful “Casta diva.”

Directed by Sir David McVicar, this evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier. On the eve of a Druid revolt, she must choose between two agonising betrayals—only to learn that she herself has already been betrayed


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Saturday 7 Oct 201717:55 Book Now

LADY MACBETH UK 2017 (15)

LADY MACBETH UK 2017

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel School, Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


Dir:  William Oldroyd. Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank.

Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth was the inspiration for the 1865 Russian novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, which itself has been adapted and transferred from Russia to the North East of England in the 19th Century. The story concerns Katherine (Pugh), a beautiful 17 year old woman who has been married off as part of a land deal to the much older Alexander (Hilton), the morose and inadequate son of the wealthy and controlling Boris, (Fairbank) a mine owner.  It is he who rules the roost and insists on Katherine being a demure and submissive wife.  With both men absent on business for long periods Katherine feels imprisoned in a stark and remote manor house.  She is, however, a young woman of spirit and the inevitable occurs when she starts a passionate affair with the estate’s groomsman (Jarvis), a handsome man of mixed race.  While there are some echoes of Lady Chatterley, the denouement is very different in this no holds barred Victorian melodrama – “a lusty, jawdroppingly bodice ripper” – Tim Robey, The Telegraph

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Monday 9 Oct 201719:00 Book Now

ANGLIAN MIST

ANGLIAN MIST

PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY

at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB


'Anglian Mist' is Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company's latest production.

Hidden secrets, dark conspiracies, counter-intelligence and spies are the order of the day. When a noteable author and historian , who specialises in Ufology and conspiracy theories, begins his lecture on the Rendlesham Forest Incident. He is somewhat taken aback when an elderly lady in the audience stands up and publicly takes exception to his claims regarding the true nature of the military instalation on Orford Ness. What follow is a psychological thriller as a long-hidden cold war plot is brought kicking and screaming into the light of day with chilling consequences for all involved. Inspired by the vast concrete pagodas and the desolate beauty of Thorpe Ness, this play will open with an immersive theatre experience on the Ness itself and then tours the eastern region.

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Friday 13 Oct 201719:40 Book Now

MOZART’S DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (The Magic Flute) - MET LIVE

MOZART’S DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (The Magic Flute) - MET LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School, Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: James Levine

Experience Mozart’s irresistible fantasy in all its glory! Will brave Prince Tamino rescue Princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro, and will Papageno the foolish bird catcher learn wisdom enough to help him? The Queen of the Night’s aria, with its stratospheric high notes, is just one of the countless highlights in this tale of love and magic, mysterious secrets, and whimsical fantasy. Julie Taymor’s (The Lion King) enchanting production captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its enlightened nobility. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a cast of rising young stars.  Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as Tamino, Markus Werba as Papageno


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Saturday 14 Oct 201717:55 Book Now

THE RED ROOM

THE RED ROOM

PRESENTED BY  FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY

at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB


An unnamed protagonist chooses to spend the night in an allegedly haunted room in Lorraine Castle. He intends to disprove the legend surrounding it. Despite vague warnings from the three infirm custodians who reside in the castle, the narrator ascends to the 'Red Room' to begin the night's vigil.

Initially confident, the narrator becomes increasingly uneasy in the room. He attempts to conquer his fear by lighting candles, but keeping the candles lit in the draughty room becomes an ongoing battle. Each time a candle is snuffed out, the narrator's fear increases. The caretakers find him in the morning unconscious after falling in a blind panic, feel vindicated when the narrator agrees the room is haunted. The room is haunted by fear itself.

Rumpus Theatre put their own stamp onthis short gothic story written by H.G.Wells.

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Thursday 19 Oct 201719:30 Book Now

LE CORSAIRE BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

LE CORSAIRE BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Music Adolphe Adam. Choreography Alexei Ratmansky

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.


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Sunday 22 Oct 201716:00 Book Now

THE RED TURTLE Japan/France 2017 (PG)

THE RED TURTLE Japan/France 2017

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High,Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Half Term Matinee. ANIMATED FILM.

Dir:  Michael Dudok de Wit. Cast (voice): Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Alexi Devillers and Barbara Beretta

This beautiful animated film, jointly made by Japan’s Studio Ghibli and European backers, with a Dutch/British director, is like a zen variation on Robinson Crusoe.  A man is washed up on an archetypical desert island.  Repeated attempts to sail away bring him into contact with a mysterious giant turtle, out of which a surprising relationship mysteriously develops.  The story operates at the level of a universal myth, free of dialogue or specifics, subtly alluding to deeper matters.

Characters are often dwarfed in lush expanses of sea, sky or forest, and there’s a delight in small details;  a greek chorus of scuttling crabs, the lapping of waves on the shore.  A beautiful film for all ages  - “a desert island film to bask in” – Steve Rose, The Guardian.

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Monday 23 Oct 201714:30 Book Now

DR STRANGELOVE 1964 CLASSIC (PG)

DR STRANGELOVE 1964 CLASSIC

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel School,Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Dir: Stanley Kubrick.  Cast: Peter Sellers, George C Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens and Keenan Wynn

Curiously topical in these uncertain times, Dr Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying about the bomb was made at the height of the cold war when anxiety and fear about the end of life as we know it was prevalent, tackling this through the lens of satire and surreal comedy.  Briefly, the mad saga revolves around a psychotic out of control American Strategic Air Command Officer, General Jack D Ripper (Hayden) who lets loose his armed B52 bomber command squadron on the Soviet Union because of his paranoid belief that the Soviets are “tapping and contaminating all our precious bodily fluids” as part of their plan for world domination.  Ripper is unaware that his attack will trigger the Soviets’ ultimate retaliatory weapon, the Doomsday Machine, which will blow up the entire planet..  The three men who might avert this tragedy are all played by Peter Sellers  - British RAF officer Mandrake, the only man with direct access to the demented Ripper;  the ineffective President of the USA, MerkinMuffley;  and the former Nazi scientific genius Dr Strangelove…..

“The genius of Dr Strangelove is that it’s possible to laugh – and laugh hard – while still recognizing the intelligence and insight behind the humour” – James Berardinelli, Reelviews.

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Monday 23 Oct 201719:00 Book Now

JOAN (12A)

JOAN

PRESENTED BY THE WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

At the Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall


In association with Derby Theatre


Written by Lucy J Skilbeck


Running time 70 minutes no interval


An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc. Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, history’s greatest gender-warrior takes to the stage, dragging up as the men she defies in this smash-hit show.


Packed with guts, heart (and some well placed couscous), JOAN is the latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and cabaret prowess from the multi-award winning Milk Presents.


What happens when a disguise becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? A fearless solo play, with uproarious songs, about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.


Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award, Stage Award and Spirit of the Fringe Award 2016


Supported by BBC Performing Arts Fund, Arts Council England and Derby Theatre


A figure of both history and legend, the tale of Joan of Arc has spoken to a huge breadth of people for centuries. This is a timely and refreshing look at one of history’s most famous heroines – exploring the salient themes of identity, courage and belief. JOAN is a drag King theatre show that aims to introduce new audiences to this ever-growing art form, placing it within theatre spaces and community settings.  Drag Queens have long been at the forefront experimental performance and popular entertainment, but Kings (female to male performers) are quickly catching up. This show resonates with an ever-growing dialogue about gender and sexuality and the need to represent a wider demographic in our society.

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Friday 27 Oct 201719:30 Book Now

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING UK 2017 (15)

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING  UK 2017

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel School,Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Dir:  Ritesh Batra. Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockerty, Emily Mortimer and Joe Alwyn.

Based on the 2011 Booker-winning novel by Julian Barnes, this is a story about memory – how far can we rely on it?  Tony Webster (Broadbent) is a grumpy niche shopkeeper, long divorced from his QC wife (Walter), but on good terms with their daughter Susie (Dockerty), who is pregnant and about to become a single mother. Tony’s life changes when he learns he has been left something in the will of the mother of his first girlfriend Veronica (Rampling). This turns out to be the diary of his best friend Adrian (Alwyn), who committed suicide when they were at university and who had been in a love triangle with Veronica.  It seems the past has caught up with Tony.  He meets up with Veronica, who he has not seen for many years, and is forced to confront his past.  As Tony himself says “what you end up remembering isn’t always the same as what you have witnessed”.   “What begins as a nostalgic and humdrum family drama grows more and more compelling the darker it becomes”. – Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent.

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Monday 13 Nov 201719:00 Book Now

FOLLIES NT LIVE (12A)

FOLLIES NT LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,Wells NR23 1RB


Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.


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Thursday 16 Nov 201719:00 Book Now

NYCKELHARPA! VOICE OF AN ANGEL-SOUL OF THE DEVIL

NYCKELHARPA! VOICE OF AN ANGEL-SOUL OF THE DEVIL

PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY

at The Sackhouse


The nyckelharpa - the Swedish keyed fiddle is an instrument that is capturing the hearts of people the world over. Once in danger of extinction it was kept safe and sound in a small region of Sweden. Few people have heard of the instrument, but as soon as they do they are gripped by the magnificent sound that it makes.

Vicki goes back in time, all the way back to the medieval period to give you a humourous potted history of the nyckelharpa. Using the wonders of modern technology Vicki takes on the guise of nickelharpa players from the past, but beware of the one in the big black floppy hat! Tunes, tales and intrigue will ensue. A multimedia experience.

The fastest way to explain the show is to watch the video http://show.nyckelharpa.me.uk/rt.html

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Friday 17 Nov 201719:30 Book Now

THOMAS ADÈS’ THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL– LIVE FROM THE MET

THOMAS ADÈS’ THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL– LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School, Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Thomas Adès.

Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film. The cast is filled with established British names including Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice,Ieystn Davies and John Tomlinson. “Inventive and audacious… a major event” (New York Times).


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Saturday 18 Nov 201717:55 Book Now

NAPOLEON : France 1927 (PG)

NAPOLEON : France 1927

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


A rare opportunity to see this legendary 5 1/2 hour Abel Gance silent film on the big screen with a full orchestral score by Carl Davis.

The restoration of this film was the lifetime mission of Oscar winning film historian Kevin Brownlow who will be present to introduce the film.

Full bar service and 3 intervals including a supper break from 5.00 – 6.30 pm

We hope to provide superior seating for the occasion!


Abel Gance’s heroic depiction of the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte is an undisputed cinema landmark. Famed for its ground breaking technical innovations – including its famous triptych finale. Monumental and visionary, the story’s chapters play out in exhilarating fashion tied together by an incredible feat of editing and technical ingenuity. Featuring an equally mammoth score composed and conducted and newly recorded by Carl Davis. This definitive digital restoration presents this silent masterpiece in all its grandiose glory.


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Sunday 19 Nov 201713:30 Book Now

JAMES McCALLUM ART EXHIBITION (U)

JAMES McCALLUM ART EXHIBITION

PRESENTED BY THE MALTINGS TRUST


James McCallum is an artist based in North Norfolk. He is a graduate of The Royal College of Art and is best known for his watercolour paintings of the natural world, particularly birds, made outdoors from life.


Working directly from nature has enabled him to develop a thorough knowledge of the behaviour and visual language of wildlife in its chosen surroundings. The behaviour of wild creatures is frequently complex and often surprising and he uses drawing and painting as a means of recording what he sees. Correctly interpreting and accurately representing fleeting moments of action has proved an exciting challenge and has increasingly become a focus for his work.


The resulting pictures made rapidly whilst watching have an authenticity and energy difficult to reproduce in the studio.


Although happily engrossed in studying the wildlife of his native Norfolk, his interests, particularly in migrant birds, have taken him to many parts of the world. These have included visits to Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Japan. The North and Arctic have a special appeal and have resulted in trips to exciting destinations such as Spitsbergen and Hokkaido.


Most cherished are long periods spent in Finnish Lapland, Varanger and Alaska and joining Russian expeditions to remote regions of Chukotka and Kamchatka.


The results of some of these trips to the North were published in his book Arctic Flight which was awarded ‘Best Bird Book of the Year’ in 2007 by British Birds and The British Trust for Ornithology.


Seven books of his paintings and observations have been published. The latest being The Long, Wild Shore - Bird and Seal Seasons on Blakeney Point.

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS USA/UK/Mongolia 2016 (U)

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS USA/UK/Mongolia 2016

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at Alderman Peel School,Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


English and Kazakh with English subtitles.

Dir:  Otto Bell,   English narration Daisy Ridley

In the remote Mongolian landscape, the nomadic Kazakh people have for generations perfected fox hunting, using trained eagles.  It was traditionally an exclusively male sport, but Aisholpan, the 13 year old daughter of a much-garlanded eagle hunter, calmly decides to change all that.  Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the Eagle Huntress features some of the  most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.

“A joyful, majestic film” – HomaKhaleeli, The Observer.

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Monday 27 Nov 201719:00 Book Now

THE NUTCRACKER RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

THE NUTCRACKER RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Music Tchaikovsky. Choreography Grigorovich

A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed!


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Sunday 3 Dec 201715:00 Book Now

YOUNG MARX - NT LIVE (12A)

YOUNG MARX - NT LIVE

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From the Bridge Theatre, London

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.


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Thursday 7 Dec 201719:00 Book Now

DENIAL UK/USA 2016 (12A)

DENIAL UK/USA  2016

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Dir:  Mick Jackson. Cast: Timothy Spall, Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Alex Jennings, Andrew Scott

In 1993 American academic Deborah Lipstadt dubbed British historian David Irving “one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial”.  Irving was well known for his outspoken pronouncements, which included declaring that there had never been gas chambers at Auschwitz. Lipstadt was stunned, then, when he sued her for libel. Their landmark battle is the subject of this compelling courtroom drama scripted by David Hare.  His screenplay stays true to the actual events; the dialogue from the courtroom scenes was taken verbatim from the court records.  There are strong performances from Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt, Timothy Spall as Irving, Tom Wilkinson as QC Richard Rampton and Alex Jennings as the Judge, Sir Charles Gray.   “This film, telling its story with punchy commitment and force, was a breath of fresh air”.  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

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Monday 11 Dec 201719:00 Book Now

A QUIET PASSION UK 2017 (12A)

A QUIET PASSION UK 2017

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Dir:  Terence Davies. Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine,Johdi May

This is the story of the American poet Emily Dickinson, from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive unrecognized artist.  Growing up unmarried in the bosom of her loving family in Amherst, Mass, Emily (Nixon, an outstanding performance) has the sharp wit and searching mind of a woman out of step with the codes and formalities of her time.  Her story is beautifully told by Director Terence Davies, with fine supporting performances by Ehle (Emily’s sister Vinnie),  Carradine (her lawyer father Edward) and her brother Austin (Duff).  “A Quiet Passion is one of those rare movies about a writer that conveys the sense that the character, as depicted, is capable of artistic creation at a world-historic height of achievement”. Richard Brody, The New Yorker.

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Monday 18 Dec 201719:00 Book Now

ROMEO & JULIET BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

ROMEO & JULIET BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Music Prokofiev, Choreography Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.


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Sunday 21 Jan 201815:00 Book Now

PUCCINI’S TOSCA - LIVE FROM THE MET New Production

PUCCINI’S TOSCA - LIVE FROM THE MET New Production

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at Alderman Peel High School,Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Andris Nelsons.                                               Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles.


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Saturday 27 Jan 201817:55 Book Now

THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Music Chopin. Choreography Neumeier

Alexandre Dumas’ novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.


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Sunday 4 Feb 201815:00 Book Now

DONIZETTI’S L’ELISIR D’AMORE-LIVE FROM THE MET

DONIZETTI’S  L’ELISIR D’AMORE-LIVE FROM THE MET

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Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her.

Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting. The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth.


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Saturday 10 Feb 201817:00 Book Now

PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME- LIVE FROM THE MET

PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME- LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Marco Armiliato

The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Poverty-stricken poet Rodolfo and his artist friends eke out a precarious existence in bohemian Paris, alternately practising their art, laughing, quarrelling, dodging the landlord, and living it up in their local cafe. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, the pair instantly fall in love. But Mimì is ill, Rodolfo is jealous, and their romance is doomed from the start. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano play the heart-breaking couple, singing two sublime Puccini favourites—“Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and “Che gelida manina.” Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello


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Saturday 24 Feb 201817:30 Book Now

THE FLAMES OF PARIS BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

THE FLAMES OF PARIS BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Music by Asafiev .Choreography by Ratmansky

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.


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Sunday 4 Mar 201815:00 Book Now

ROSSINI’S SEMIRAMIDE- LIVE FROM THE MET

ROSSINI’S SEMIRAMIDE- LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School, Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Maurizio Benini.                                             Angela Meade making her Met role debut takes on the challenging vocal fireworks as the title character in this revival of a production last seen at the Met 25 years


Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. But she harbours more than one dark secret, and whoever gains the throne may find that he has lost more than he has won. Based on a story by Voltaire, this rarely performed tragic opera reveals The Barber of Seville composer Giaochino Rossini in a whole new light. The title role—composed for Rossini’s wife, Isabella Colbran—features some of the most demanding vocal music he ever wrote. Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.


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Saturday 10 Mar 201817:55 Book Now

JULIUS CAESAR - NT LIVE (12A)

JULIUS CAESAR - NT LIVE

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at Alderman Peel High School, Wells NR23 1RB


From the Bridge Theatre, London

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


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Thursday 22 Mar 201819:00 Book Now

MOZART’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE RECORDED LIVE FROM THE MET

MOZART’S COSÌ FAN TUTTE RECORDED LIVE FROM THE MET

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Conductor: David Robertson

Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to each other’s lover. Will the young women succumb to the charms of these two handsome ‘foreigners’? A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The cast features Amanda Majeski and Serena Malfi as the sisters put to the test, with Broadway star Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as their fiancés, and Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso. David Robertson conducts Mozart’s delightful score.


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Friday 6 Apr 201817:55 Book Now

VERDI’S LUISA MILLER - LIVE FROM THE MET

VERDI’S LUISA MILLER - LIVE FROM THE MET

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Conductor: James Levine

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him. Jealousy, suspicion, and betrayal tear the lovers apart, but Luisa remains loyal to her father to the last. In the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.


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Saturday 14 Apr 201817:30 Book Now

MASSENET’S CENDRILLON - LIVE FROM THE MET

MASSENET’S CENDRILLON - LIVE FROM THE MET

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Conductor Bertrand de Billy

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous version of the Cinderella story comes to the Met in this imaginative storybook production directed by Laurent Pelly. Superstar Joyce DiDonato sings the title role, alongside British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the archetypal wicked stepmother. A fairy godmother, a glass slipper, an opulent ball, an enchanted forest, and a Prince Charming who loves her—did all that really happen, or was it just a dream? Long-suffering Cendrillon lives a life of drudgery with her good-natured father and his imperious wife, until fate, romance, and a touch of fairy magic intervene. Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels; and Opera de Lille


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Saturday 28 Apr 201817:55 Book Now