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MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL  2016
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

From September 23rd to October 2nd 2016, 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 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.It is our 4th 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 26 Sep 201619:00 Book Now

STILL IN THE CITY : FAMILY DANCE PERFORMANCE

STILL IN THE CITY : FAMILY DANCE PERFORMANCE
PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST
At The Maltings

Still in the City is a dance performance that pre-school children can take part in, with a live musician and dancers building a world with them.
The audience is invited to take part in this improvised and interactive contemporary dance performance, which sets children free and provides an alternative to a speedy, isolated and head-down urban life.
The performance is made by Hayley Matthews, choreographer and founder of Ensemble Dance Co. Hayley works as a contemporary dancer and dance maker and has a wealth of experience working with young children, as well as performing and touring her own work. Her work has been described as having grace and vulnerability, a sense of journeying, strength and intuitiveness.
Hayley’s intrigue in making this new research and performance is in how we can learn further from the honest and heartfelt movement of young children in how to be in the city in a different way.
Lasts ca. 45 minutes. Aimed at 0-4 year olds and their families, and anyone else intrigued to come along!

For more information please see: https://vimeo.com/ hayleymatthews, http://stillinthecity.tumblr. com/
Funded by Arts Council England.

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Tuesday 27 Sep 201613:30 Book Now

CYMBELINE - RSC LIVE (12A)

CYMBELINE - RSC LIVE
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at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Join us for our first broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat!
Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance of power, jealousy and a journey of love and reconciliation.Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.

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Wednesday 28 Sep 201619:00 Book Now

THE LITTLE BIT THE BOYS ADMIRE, The Marie LLoyd Story

THE LITTLE BIT THE BOYS ADMIRE, The Marie LLoyd Story
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At The Sackhouse

A new play with a few old songs. John Mangan has written this play, he also wrote the Edith Cavell story we saw last year. Broad Horizons present this two hander staring Judi Daykin as Marie Lloyd and Karen Hill as Vesta Tilley. The two rivals sing some of their most famous songs including 'My Old Man', 'Oh Mr Porter and 'The Boy I Love is up in the Gallery'

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Friday 30 Sep 201619:30 Book Now

MY SWEET PATOOTIE BAND

MY SWEET PATOOTIE BAND
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At The Sackhouse

'My Sweet Patootie from Canada will be on their 6th UK Tour. The band is a sassy modern vauderville trio that brings tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle, suitcase percussion and abundant charisma together in one perfect package. From swinging roots and funky fiddle tunes to equisite ballards, they deliver a must see-show that has been described as 'two parts exemplary musicianship and one part vauderville comedy'

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Sunday 2 Oct 201619:30 Book Now

THE CANTERBURY TALES

THE CANTERBURY TALES
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells. NR23 1RB

Blast From The Past perform a riotous and rollicking re-telling of the medieval masterpiece by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories mostly written in verse, Blast From The Past perform six of these. The tales were presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travelled together from London to Canterbury in order to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The prize for this contest was a free meal at the Tabard Inn on their return to Southwold.

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Wednesday 5 Oct 201619:30 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 7 Oct 201619:30 Book Now

WAGNER'S TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - LIVE FROM THE MET

WAGNER'S TRISTAN UND ISOLDE -  LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle
The Met season opens with this new production by Mariusz Trelinski of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
Sung in German with English subtitles

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Saturday 8 Oct 201617:00 Book Now

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR (15)

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
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at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Directed by Susanna White and starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris and Stellan Skarsgaard. Thriller from the 2010 novel by John Le Carre (Two of the producers are his sons) An unremarkable British couple, (McGregor and Harris) holidaying in Morocco, accidentally befriend Dima (Skarsgaard) a flamboyant Russian businessman. When Dima pressures Perry to deliver information to MI6, the couple are led into a murky world where money laundering and espionage uneasily intersect. Excellent performances all round, particularly from Damian Lewis as an overzealous spymaster. Watch out for John le Carre himself in a Hitchcock style cameo role.

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Monday 10 Oct 201619:00 Book Now

'PENNYLESS'

'PENNYLESS'
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At The Sackhouse

'Pennyless' is a great favourite of the Granary audiences. 'In The Park' is their latest and 5th C.D. Instantly intriguing-classic English Folk Rock - memorable tunes, warm vocals and hooks aplenty. 'Pennyless' is based in South Lincolnshire and is made up of Penny Stevens (violin), Les Woods (guitar, mandolin), Colin Benton (bass guitar, bouzouk) and Graham Dale (multi-instrumentalist)

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Friday 14 Oct 201619:30 Book Now

THE GOLDEN AGE -LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI (12A)

THE GOLDEN AGE -LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps De Ballet
In a seaside town where business and the Mafia are flourishing, the Golden Age cabaret is the favourite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revellers. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but she is also the friend of a local gangster…
A satire on Europe during the Roaring '20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colourful and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere. This ballet - which can only be seen at the Bolshoi - has everything: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes and decadent cabaret numbers. With this passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge magnificently into every stylised step and gesture.

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Sunday 16 Oct 201616:00 Book Now

LANDERMASON

LANDERMASON
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At The Sackhouse

A welcome return to Wells of the multi-talented duo Landermason. Fiona Lander and Paul Mason have developed a unique sound which displays their undoubted talents. They combine both traditional and contemporary folk with jazz and other styles in their beautiful compositions and striking arrangements. Fiona sings and plays the piano, whistles, sax, clarinet and recorder. Paul sings and plays several guitars.

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Friday 21 Oct 201619:30 Book Now

MOZART'S DON GIOVANNI - LIVE FROM THE MET

MOZART'S  DON GIOVANNI - LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor Fabio Luisi
Simon Keenlyside takes the role of the eponymous hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and Rolando Villazón.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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Saturday 22 Oct 201617:55 Book Now

SING STREET (12A)

SING STREET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Directed by John Carney and starring Ferdia Walsh-Peeto , Aiden Gillen & Maria Doyle Kennedy. A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. Sing Street is a blast from the past for fans of '80's music. The soundtrack includes classics from The Cure, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates and Genesis. The supporting cast features some of Ireland's finest talents: rising star Jack Reynor, (What Richard Did, Glassland) Aiden Gillen(Game of Thrones) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (The Commitments). "SING STREET will make you laugh, cry and leave you humming its songs for days"- Empire.

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Monday 24 Oct 201619:00 Book Now

THE ENTERTAINER - BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE

THE ENTERTAINER - BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

From the Garrick Theatre Directed by Rob Ashford Cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Phil Dunster, Jonah Hauer-King, John Hurt, Crispin Letts, Sophie Mcshera, Greta Scacchi
Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice
Please note John Hurt has had to withdraw on medical advice and we await a replacement

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Thursday 27 Oct 201619:00 Book Now

ANASTASIA - LIVE BALLET FROM ROH (12A)

ANASTASIA - LIVE BALLET FROM ROH
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Anastasia is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved.
At the height of the Russian Revolution the royal family were executed, but afterwards a young woman appeared - apparently a surviving royal princess, the Grand Duchess Anastasia. Known as 'Anna Anderson', she couldn't remember her past and she was presumed to be an imposter.
One of Kenneth MacMillan's first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, with music by Tchaikovsky and Martinu, Anastasia is a powerful, psychological challenge for the principal ballerina. A rare opportunity to see a landmark ballet by a major choreographer

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Wednesday 2 Nov 201619:15 Book Now

KING LEAR - RSC RECORDED LIVE (12A)

KING LEAR - RSC RECORDED LIVE
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at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.
Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays. Join us for this recorded live cinema screening of one of Shakespeare’s most epic plays recorded live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Feel part of the action from your seat.

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Monday 7 Nov 201619:00 Book Now

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG)

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

Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Meryl Streep Hugh Grant
In 1909, at the age of 41, Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) received an inheritance which enabled her to realize her operatic ambitions. Undeterred by her total inability to sing in tune, she gave private recitals and embarked on a musical career, managed and indulged by the devoted but caddish actor St Clair Bayfield (Grant). Closely based on truth, this is an amusing and often poignant study of a woman driven by self-deception, and with sparkling performances from Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant ("a career best"), it offers "the perfect antidote for sobering times" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.

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Monday 14 Nov 201619:00 Book Now

ALAN BENNETT'S DIARIES LIVE (12A)

ALAN BENNETT'S DIARIES LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

A screening of Alan Bennett's Diaries, a new film about the writer, followed by an exclusive LIVE Q&A with Alan Bennett from his local library in Primrose Hill.
Inspired by his acerbic and often hilarious diaries, the film shows Alan as he's never been seen before - following him to New York, the scene of his early triumph in Beyond The Fringe, to accept an award from the city's Public Library; to Shepherd's Bush to record an episode of Private Passions for Radio 3 and open up about the importance of music in his life; to his local community-run library in Primrose Hill, which, he despairs, some would rather see turned into a Pizza Hut; to the East Coast railway line, which he'd like to see renationalised, and the village in Yorkshire he calls home.
This unmissable live event will take a candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain's best-loved writer, who, at 82, shows no signs of slowing down.
Intimate encounters, filmed over the course of a year, reveal a writer who is bemused by his own popularity and is still as angry and irreverent in his 80s as he was in his 20s.

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Wednesday 16 Nov 201620:00 Book Now

MERVYN STUTTER

MERVYN STUTTER
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At The Sackhouse

Actor, scripwriter, comedian and songwriter, Mervyn has been making people laugh for over 40 years. He has performed in numerous theatres but loves performing in small intimate venues. This is his 27th cosecutive year at the Edinburgh Fringe. Recently he wrote and starred in his own BBC Radio 4 comedy 'Getting Nowhere Fast'

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Friday 18 Nov 201619:30 Book Now

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP (U)

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Directed by Whit Stillman and starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry , James Fleet & Gemma Redgrave Skilfully adapted by the director from Jane Austen's novella "Lady Susan", in which the recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) retreats to her in-laws' grand country house to sit out rumours of her scandalous past. She is also in search of a husband for her daughter and intends to secure a new one for herself. Nothing is allowed to stand in her way. Beckinsale is a delight to watch as a character with no redeeming qualities, except for her cunning ability to get what she wants. A strong cast, which includes many familiar faces, together with an exhilarating central performance give this film a broad appeal. "Terrifically fresh and wonderfully wicked "

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Monday 28 Nov 201619:00 Book Now

SUNSET BOULEVARD (PG)

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

Directed by Billy Wilder and starring Gloria Swanson, William Holden & Erich von Stroheim
It is Hollywood and a bankrupt screenwriter on the run, Joe Gillis (Holden) takes refuge in the mansion of a fading star of the silent screen, Norma Desmond (Swanson) wholives on her former glory and harbours the deluded hope of a comeback. A true classic, this noir drama has outstanding performances by Swanson and Holden, and by Erich von Stroheim who plays Norma's ex husband and Director. There is a walk-on part for Buster Keaton playing a card sharper and for Cecil B de Mille and Hedda Hopper, playing themselves. "Sunset Boulevard remains the best drama ever made about the movies. " - Roger Ebert

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Monday 5 Dec 201619:00 Book Now

KAIJA SAARIAHO'S L'AMOUR DE LOIN-LIVE FROM THE MET

KAIJA SAARIAHO'S L'AMOUR DE LOIN-LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor Sussanna Malkki One of the most highly praised operas of recent years, L'Amour De Loin ('Love From Afar') has its Met premiere this season.
The first opera by the Finnish composer was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival where it had it's world premiere in 2000. This production is by Robert Lepage, co-produced with L'Opéra De Québec in collaboration with Ex Machina. Debuting Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the performance, which stars Susanna Phillips as Clémence, Eric Owens as Jaufré, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages of love between them.

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Saturday 10 Dec 201617:55 Book Now

THE NUTCRACKER - RECORDED LIVE BALLET FROM ROH (12A)

THE NUTCRACKER -  RECORDED LIVE BALLET FROM ROH
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Created by him in 1984 this the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite.
It is Christmas Eve and Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.
Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing - including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince- make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.

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Sunday 11 Dec 201614:00 Book Now

CAFÉ SOCIETY (12A)

CAFÉ SOCIETY
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Directed by Woody Allen and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.
Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy/drama is a gentle and thoughtful examination of love. Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network) plays Bobby who quits working for his father in New York for what he hopes will be the glitz and glamour of 1930's Hollywood. He falls for Vonnie, (Kristin Stewart of Twilight fame) his uncle's secretary but is soon confronted with the fact she has a mysterious lover. The resulting confusion is worthy of Allen's mentor Chekhov. Set in the 1930's with much excellent period detail, this film is being hailed as Allen's most enjoyable for years.

For more information and to watch the film's trailer click here

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Monday 19 Dec 201619:00 Book Now

NO MAN'S LAND NT RECORDED LIVE (12A)

NO MAN'S LAND NT RECORDED LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

by Harold Pinter from Wyndham's Theatre
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham's Theatre, London.
One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don't miss this glorious revival of Pinter's comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

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Thursday 5 Jan 201719:00 Book Now

VERDI'S NABUCCO - LIVE FROM THE MET

VERDI'S NABUCCO - LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor James Levine Plácido Domingo adds a new baritone role to his repertoire at the Met under the baton of James Levine in Verdi's early drama of Ancient Babylon, with Liudmyla Monastyrska singing the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco's wilful daughter, alongside Jamie Barton, Russell Thomas and Dmitri Belosselskiy

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Saturday 7 Jan 201717:55 Book Now

GOUNOD’S ROMÉO ET JULIETTE - LIVE FROM THE MET

GOUNOD’S ROMÉO ET JULIETTE - LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod's opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher's new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio, and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher's staging is a La Scala production.

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Saturday 21 Jan 201717:55 Book Now

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY - LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI (12A)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY - LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Libretto: Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa (after Charles Perrault)
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps De Ballet
On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince can awaken her…
In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dreamlike journey through the famous fairy tale, complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince. In the purest style of classical ballet, the Bolshoi's peerlessly sumptuous staging with luxurious sets and costumes brings Perrault's tale to life. A must-see!

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Sunday 22 Jan 201715:00 Book Now

VERDI’S IL TROVATORE - LIVE FROM ROH

VERDI’S  IL TROVATORE - LIVE FROM ROH
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conducter by Richard Farnes .International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, LiannaHaroutounian and Gregory Kunde lead a superb cast of world-class singers in this Verdi classic.
Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder.
New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.

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Tuesday 31 Jan 201719:15 Book Now

AMADEUS NT LIVE (12A)

AMADEUS NT LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

by Peter Shaffer
Music. Power. Jealousy.
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by South bank Sinfonia.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world - and he's determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, AMADEUS WAS ADAPTED INTO AN ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILM.

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Thursday 2 Feb 201719:00 Book Now

SWAN LAKE - RECORDED LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI (12A)

SWAN LAKE - RECORDED LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,Choreography: Yuri GrigorovichLibretto:, Yuri Grigorovich Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile), Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried), Artemy Belyakov (the Evil Genius), Igor Tsvirko (the Fool)
By moonlight on the shore of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his love to her. However, the Prince realises too late that Fate has another plan for him….
A ballet of ultimate beauty, and a score of unparalleled perfection, born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of the white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside Denis Rodkin as a powerful and emotional Siegfried. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi's corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.

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Sunday 5 Feb 201715:00 Book Now

WOOLF WORKS - LIVE BALLET FROM ROH (12A)

WOOLF WORKS - LIVE BALLET FROM ROH
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at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

The pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor's brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf's landmark novels - Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves - with elements of her letters, essays and diaries. Acclaimed British composer Max Richter (Infra, Sum and Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons) creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.

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Wednesday 8 Feb 201719:15 Book Now

ST JOAN NT LIVE (12A)

ST JOAN NT LIVE
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at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

by Bernard Shaw from The Donmar Warehouse
Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.
Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

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Thursday 16 Feb 201719:00 Book Now

DVORAK'S RUSALKA - LIVE FROM THE MET

DVORAK'S RUSALKA - LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor Sir Mark Elder
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvorák's fairy tale about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman's new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka's heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka's rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka's father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Jezibaba.

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Saturday 25 Feb 201717:55 Book Now

HEDDA GABLER NT LIVE (12A)

HEDDA GABLER NT LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Peter Marber
"I've no talent for life." Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...
Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.
Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View From The Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.
Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes On A Scandal, Closer).

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Thursday 9 Mar 201719:00 Book Now

VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA - LIVE FROM THE MET

VERDI'S LA TRAVIATA - LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor Nicola Luisotti
Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live In HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker's staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti

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Saturday 11 Mar 201717:55 Book Now

A CONTEMPORARY EVENING-LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI (12A)

A CONTEMPORARY EVENING-LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Music: Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonid Desyatnikov Choreography: Hans Van Manen, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot, Alexei Ratmansky
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps De Ballet
For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a bold new challenge in Hans Van Manen's Frank Bridge's Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky's Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and the masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis, raising Van Manen's formal beauty, León and Lightfoot's intensity, and Ratmansky's witty brilliance to a new level.

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Sunday 19 Mar 201715:00 Book Now

MOZART'S IDOMENEO - LIVE FROM THE MET

MOZART'S IDOMENEO - LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor James Levine
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever, Nadine Sierra, Alice Coote and Alan Opie.

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Saturday 25 Mar 201716:55 Book Now

A HERO OF OUR TIME - LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI (12A)

A HERO OF OUR TIME - LIVE FROM THE BOLSHOI
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1R

Music: Ilya Demutsky Choreography: Yuri Possokhov Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps De Ballet
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passions. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him... "Give me everything, it is still not enough."
This story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece, three separate tales recounting Pechorin's heartbreaking betrayals. Is he a real hero? Or is he just a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

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Sunday 9 Apr 201716:00 Book Now

TCHAIKOVSKY'S EUGENE ONEGIN- LIVE FROM THE MET

TCHAIKOVSKY'S EUGENE ONEGIN- LIVE FROM THE MET
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB

Conductor Robin Ticciati
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naive heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera adapted from Pushkin's novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana's love until it's too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner's moving production. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin's friend turned rival Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana's sister Olga, and Stefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

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Saturday 22 Apr 201717:55 Book Now