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PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME- LIVE FROM THE MET

PUCCINI’S LA BOHÈME- LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School

Market Lane,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

IN BETWEEN Israel/France 2015 (15)

IN BETWEEN  Israel/France 2015

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles


Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud and starring Shaden Kanboura,Sana Jammelieh,Mouna Hawa Riyad Sliman & Mahmoud Shalaby.

Told through the wry, amusing exploits of three young women,this stunning award-winning debut by young Palestinian writer/director Maysaloun Hamoud peels back the layers of an Arab-Israeli underground culture.

In Between is beautifully crafted, compelling and skilfully understated.The cast (about 90% of whom are in front of the camera for the first time) are so good. It depicts female relationships in the modern era  as it follows lawyer Laila (Mouna Hawa), aspiring DJ Salma (Sana Jammaliah) and student and wife-to-be Nour (Shaden Kanboura) as their lives begin to take shape. Each woman knows what she wants away from the constraints of traditional society,but as they pursue their paths, do they have the freedom from their friends, families and even each other, to succeed?

After being criticised for taking Israeli state funding, the director found herself the subject of death threats and fatwas from fundamentalists,accused of disparaging or corrupting Muslim women. Elsewhere,In Between has been rapturously received,with Hamoud receiving the Women in Motion Young Talents award at this year’s Cannes festival.

For more information and to watch the films trailer click here

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Monday 26 Feb 201819:00 Book Now

SAM PEEL, A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT

SAM PEEL, A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


The play is written by Robin McLoughlin, based on the book by Susan Wild


Set against the backdrop of the early 1900s, this play tells the story of Sam Peel, the son of a Norfolk railway worker, who, motivated by a strong Quaker faith, carved a place in the history of the town and county.

It tracks his life through the early, stormy years of his life in Wells-next-the-sea, when opposition to his efforts to confront a range of social injustices were met with hostile, and at times,violent opposition. The play tells of protests and setbacks, struggles and victories, as Sam fought to introduce the benefits of a new century to a town untouched by its arrival.

The story continues through the first half of the twentieth century, as Sam's willingness to 'do different' in order to make a difference, transformed the lives of many throughout Norfolk.

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Friday 2 Mar 201819:30 Book Now
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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

MOTHER'S DAY WILDFLOWER SECRETS

MOTHER'S DAY WILDFLOWER SECRETS

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

and THE FAIRYLAND TRUST

at Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall, Clubbs Lane,

Wells NR23 1DU


A fun Saturday morning opportunity for children 4 - 9, to get together and get inspired by the seasons and by nature - and get making.

Make your own special gift for Mother's Day, based on beautiful Spring woodland wildflowers. Perfect gifts for a special person


Places just £2.50 per child, including refreshments and all materials, All children to be accompanied by an adult.

Accompanying adult goes free.

Book three workshops and get the forth for free!

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Saturday 10 Mar 201810:00 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,

Market Lane,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

CITIZEN KANE USA 1941 (U)

CITIZEN KANE USA 1941


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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


The Classic Film 

Directed by  Orson Welles and starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead & Everett Sloane

Given extraordinary freedom by Hollywood studio RKO for his debut film, boy wonder Orson Welles created a modern masterpiece that is regularly voted among the best films ever made.  It presents a fictionalised version of one of America’s most powerful men in the 1930’s and 40’s – press baron William Randolph Hearst – in the shape of Charles Foster Kane (played by Welles himself), who decides to start a newspaper with his inherited money.  As its fortunes rise and rise and Kane becomes more and more powerful at the head of his newspaper empire, the corrupting effects of his power start to emerge.  From the opening shots of his mansion Xanadu at night the film is packed with visual imagination and invention;  shot in crisp black and white, it was way ahead of its time and still speaks to us today about power and how it can corrupt.

For more information and to watch the films trailer click here

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Monday 12 Mar 201819:00 Book Now

JULIUS CAESAR - NT LIVE (15)

JULIUS CAESAR - NT LIVE

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, 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.


The certificate  has been changed to 15 because there are several scenes of a violent and bloody nature,and gunshots . Please be aware there is some strobe lighting.


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Thursday 22 Mar 201819:00 Book Now

EASTER HARES

EASTER HARES

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

and THE FAIRYLAND TRUST

at Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall, Clubbs Lane,

Wells NR23 1DU


A fun Saturday morning opportunity for children 4 - 9, to get together and get inspired by the seasons and by nature - and get making.

Make a stunning Easter decoration with the original symbol of Spring - our local Brown Hare - and eggs decorated with woodland wildflowers.


Places just £2.50 per child, including refreshments and all materials, All children to be accompanied by an adult.

Accompanying adult goes free.

Book three workshops and get the forth for free!

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Saturday 24 Mar 201810:00 Book Now

THE DEATH OF STALIN UK 2017 (15)

THE DEATH OF STALIN  UK  2017

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Directed by Armando Ianucci and starring Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Issacs & Rupert Friend.

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in this new film by Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iunacci (The Thick of It, In the Loop).  In the days following Stalin’s collapse, the machinations of senior party officials and courtiers kick into overdrive. Some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. But behind all the collusion, back stabbing and strong-arming, the jostling ministers have one thing in common – they’re just desperate to stay alive. This film is based on a graphic novel by French writer Fabian Nury. Iaunacci’s script is loaded with acerbic, politically incorrect conversation, which is delivered by some of the finest and funniest character actors.

For more information and to watch the films trailer click here

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Monday 26 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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


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

EASTER CHORAL CONCERT Kings Lynn

EASTER CHORAL CONCERT Kings Lynn

PRESENTED BY THE YORKE TRUST

at St Nicholas' Chapel, St Ann's Street,

Kings Lynn PE30 1NH


J.S. Bach - Cantata 151

J.S. Bach - Cantata 22

J.S. Bach - Cantata 4

J.S. Bach - Cantata 66


Creakes Baroque Ensemble and Chorus


Conductor – James Hendry

Course Director – Alexander Crowe


Doors open at 6.30pm.

Tickets are available on the door,with free admittance for under 16s

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Friday 6 Apr 201819:00 Book Now

EASTER CHORAL CONCERTS South Creake

EASTER CHORAL CONCERTS South Creake

PRESENTED BY THE YORKE TRUST

at St Marys, Church Lane,

South Creake NR21 9LX


J.S. Bach - Cantata 151

J.S. Bach - Cantata 22

J.S. Bach - Cantata 4

J.S. Bach - Cantata 66


Creakes Baroque Ensemble and Chorus


Conductor – James Hendry

Course Director – Alexander Crowe


Doors open at 6.30pm.

Tickets are available on the door,with free admittance for under 16s

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Saturday 7 Apr 201819:00 Book Now

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL UK/USA (15)

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL UK/USA

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Directed by  Paul McGuigan and starring  Jamie Bell, Anette Bening, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters   Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham & Frances Barber.

Based on actor Peter Turner’s poignant memoir, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool follows the intense romance kindled by Hollywood legend Gloria Grahame and the much younger Turner in the late 1970s. Looking for stage work in Britain to revive her career, Grahame (Bening) meets Turner (Bell) in a London boarding house, sparking a vibrant, whirlwind affair. A few years later, after their courtship has ended, Grahame collapses in a Lancaster hotel. Her health failing, she reaches out to her former flame. When she moves to Liverpool to stay with Turner and his family, the pair’s memories of what they once had come flooding back. Bell and Bening excel as the star-crossed lovers, vividly capturing their physical and emotional connection. We even get to see some dancing,reminding us of Bell’s younger performance  as Billy Elliot.  For Bening in particular, this might just be the performance that makes it her year at the Oscars.

For more information and to watch the films trailer click here

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Monday 9 Apr 201819:00 Book Now

VERDI’S LUISA MILLER - LIVE FROM THE MET

VERDI’S LUISA MILLER - LIVE FROM THE MET

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Conductor: Bertrand de Billy

Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his 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

MY COUSIN RACHEL USA/UK 2017 (12A)

MY COUSIN RACHEL  USA/UK 2017

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Directed by Roger Michell and staring Rachel Weisz, Sam Clafin, Iain Glen, Holliday Granger & Simon Russell Beale

A retelling of  Daphne Du Maurier novel; there was an earlier version of this,made in 1952, starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton.

The story opens with Ambrose, (Glen) a wealthy landowner and guardian to his younger orphaned cousin Philip (Clafin) moving from Cornwall to Italy for the sake of his health.Years later,Philip receives a letter from Ambrose announcing that he has fallen in love with and married a distant relation, the eponymous Rachel (Weisz). Soon after,Philip learns that his guardian is dangerously ill but by the time he arrives in Italy Ambrose is dead and Rachel has left for England, bound for her deceased husband’s estate in Cornwall.

Racked by suspicion, Philip confronts Rachel,but he,too,soon finds himself under her beguiling spell.What is she? A femme fatale? A gold digger? A tease?  

Thanks to skilled direction and first-rate performances, this period drama keeps the audience guessing throughout.

For more information and to watch the films trailer click here

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Monday 23 Apr 201819:00 Book Now

MASSENET’S CENDRILLON - LIVE FROM THE MET

MASSENET’S CENDRILLON - LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


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

DETROIT USA 2017 (15)

DETROIT USA 2017

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Directed by  Kathryn Bigelow and starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski & Anthony Mackie

Detroit is a drama based on real events during the 1967 Detroit Riots:  that summer, one of the largest riots in the history of the USA erupted in Detroit, Michigan.   The event which sparked it off was relatively small-scale- the raiding of an unlicenced club frequented by African-Americans – but the kindling was centuries of oppression by arrogant white forces.  The anger hit breaking point and over five days the city burned;  43 were killed and hundreds more were injured.  

Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar- winning director of THE HURT LOCKER, and the first woman to win this award, depicts these days in a gripping fictionalised reconstruction of those momentous days.  “This is an urgent, maddening, superbly made film and its relevance to what is happening right now in America could not be clearer” Olly Richards  The Telegraph.

For more information and to watch the films trailer click here

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Monday 30 Apr 201819:00 Book Now

MAY CROWNS

MAY CROWNS

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

and THE FAIRYLAND TRUST

at Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall, Clubbs Lane,

Wells NR23 1DU


A fun Saturday morning opportunity for children 4 - 9, to get together and get inspired by the seasons and by nature - and get making.

Make a real May Crown to wear from fresh native tree leaves and paper tissue wildflowers. Discover some of the traditional folklore of these plants: plus your chance to be part of May Day celebrations hosted by Wells Maltings.


Places just £2.50 per child, including refreshments and all materials, All children to be accompanied by an adult.

Accompanying adult goes free.

Book three workshops and get the forth for free!

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Saturday 5 May 201810:00 Book Now

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Italy/France/Brazil/USA (15)

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Italy/France/Brazil/USA


PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


In English, Italian and French –subtitles where necessary

Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Arnie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amiia Casar, Esther Garrel &Victoire Du Bois.

Nominated for best feature at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Luca Guadagnino’s latest film is a sublime, sun-kissed romance based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. During the shimmering summer of 1983, precocious Italian-American teenager Elio (a revelatory Chalamet) spends his days at his family’s 17th-century Lombardy villa studying music and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). When the much older Oliver (Hammer) arrives to study with his historian father (Stuhlbarg), however, Elio’s romantic ambitions develop in a very different direction. Reining in the ostentatious style that characterised his earlier work, Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) immerses the viewer in the stunning, seductive setting of the Italian Riviera, and allows Call Me By Your Name to flourish as an evocation of the universal joys and pains of first love.

“It’s an incomparably lovely period romance, as warm and therapeutic as the sunlight which suffuses every frame” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.

For more information and to watch the films trailer click here

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Monday 7 May 201819:00 Book Now

MACBETH BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - NT LIVE (15)

MACBETH BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - NT LIVE

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at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


Directed by Rufus Norris

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil,Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.


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Thursday 10 May 201819:00 Book Now

GLUCK ORFEO ED EURIDICE

GLUCK ORFEO ED EURIDICE

PRESENTED BY THE YORKE TRUST

at St Mary's Church, South Creake, NR21 9LX

 

Following the success of Handel’s Susannah and Menotti’s Amahl & the Night Visitors, the Yorke Trust’s summer opera project, conducted by Adam Johnson and directed by Jennifer Hamilton, is a production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice sung in Italian. The orchestra and soloists are being drawn from the most promising emerging students and young professionals in collaboration with community choristers.


Doors open at 6.30pm.

Tickets are available on the door,with free admittance for under 16s


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