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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA USA 2016 (15)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA USA 2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                           At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB


Dir:Kenneth Lonergan. Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler & Lucas Hedges


Lonely, isolated Boston janitor Lee (Affleck) gets a message that his brother Joe (Chandler) has died. He reluctantly heads back to his home town of Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts, where he is shocked to learn that Joe has made him legal guardian of his teenage son Patrick (Hedges). His return to his former home town uncovers his past life and the events which destroyed his relationship with his former wife Randi (Williams). Patrick and Lee go through an emotional rollercoaster together.

Affleck won the 2017 Best Actor Oscar, and the Golden Globe and BAFTA Best Actor awards for his portrayal of Lee.  

“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA sings its lonely song with tremendous heart and soul. No wonder it left me wanting more.” Mark Kermode, The Observer.



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Monday 24 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 2, PERESTROIKA NT LIVE (15)

ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 2, PERESTROIKA NT LIVE
PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells NR23 1 RB

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).
This new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Part 1 broadcast Live on 20 July -see listing

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Thursday 27 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

JANE AUSTEN'S 'EMMA'

JANE AUSTEN'S 'EMMA'
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
In the Carnival Marquee, Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DP

D.O.T.Productions returns with a sparkling new stage adaptation of the Jane Austen classic 'Emma'. Emma Woodhouse has the world at her fingertips.. Life seems pretty good - if a bit boring- and so Emma decides to spice things up by taking on a protege, Harriet Smith. Although determined never to marry herself, Emma Immediately decides to find Harriet a husband and sets about playing Cupid with the village men. When her carefully laid plans unravel and lead to consequences she never expected, Emma learns that life doesn't always go the way you want it to.'Emma' is often seen as one of Jane Austen's most celebrated works

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Saturday 29 Jul 201715:00 Book Now

THE ORIGINAL TENNESSE STUD

THE ORIGINAL TENNESSE STUD
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
In the Carnival Marquee, Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DP

The members of the band hail from Lincolnshire and Kings Lynn. Reg Stratton (drums), Tony Harris (lead guitar) and Mick Footit (rhythm guitar andvocals were in the band last year. Sue Wright (bass guitar and vocals)and Les Wright (steel guitar and vocals) were in the Country Knights a few years back. They are joined by Mo (Titch) Reader (keyboard and fiddle). There programme is made up of traditional and original country and western music.

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Sunday 30 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

LALA LAND USA 2017 (12A)

LALA LAND USA 2017

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


Dir: Damien Chazelle. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie De Witt & JK Simmons.


Winner of the 2017 BAFTA Best Film award, with Emma Stone the winner of Best Actress BAFTA and Oscar awards, this film arrives with multiple other awards and much critical acclaim.

Set in present day Los Angeles, it tells the story of Sebastian (Gosling), a jazz pianist who dreams of opening his own jazz club and Mia (Stone), a gifted aspiring actress who flits between fruitless auditions and a coffee shop till on the Warner Bros studio lot.  Whether they can reconcile their respective ambitions with a “happy ever after” outcome is the stuff of this crisply written and unexpectedly complex romance.  Exciting song and dance sequences,sets and sharp dialogue make this the perfect Carnival Week film.  

“You’ll leave with a tear in your eye and a song in your heart”  Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.

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Monday 31 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMEN USA 2016 (15)

TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMEN USA 2016

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


Dir/writer: Mike Mills. Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning. Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy Crudup.


Based in part on his own boyhood, Director Mills (whose earlier film BEGINNERS we screened a few years ago) brings to life the late 70’s household in which he grew up.  It’s Southern California and fifty-something Dorothea (Bening) is bringing up her son Jamie (Zumann)  in a mainly female household.They are living through a period of social, cultural and political change and she wants her son to be a truly modern man with”the right attitudes”. We watch Jamie’s evolving development in a film which has been described as having “a scrap book structure” and is an honest look at coming of age at a particular moment in time.

“There are louder films jostling for attention out there; this one is the secret treasure of the season though, crafted with tender precision, and built to last”. Tim Robey, The Telegraph.

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Monday 14 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

WOLFSWOOD BAND

WOLFSWOOD BAND
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GRANARY
At the Sackhouse

We are pleased to welcome back thethree young musicians, who live locally, form the Wolfswood Band. Lindsey provides the vocals, Neil plays guitar and Al the ketar. The ketar is worn like a guitar but plays like a keyboard. They sing and play their own music as well as covers of other folk singers.

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Friday 18 Aug 201719:30 Book Now

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

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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          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.

For more information and to watch the films trailer click here

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Monday 28 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


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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          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

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

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

ANGLIAN MIST

ANGLIAN MIST

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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

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

YOUNG MARX - NT LIVE (12A)

YOUNG MARX - NT LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,Wells NR23 1RB


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

THE NUTCRACKER RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

THE NUTCRACKER RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

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 10 Dec 201715:00 Book Now

ROMEO & JULIET BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

ROMEO & JULIET BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA


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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA


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

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


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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA


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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          at Alderman Peel High School 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

VERDI’S LUISA MILLER - LIVE FROM THE MET

VERDI’S LUISA MILLER - LIVE FROM THE MET

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          at Alderman Peel High School Wells NR23 1RB


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

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA                          at Alderman Peel High School,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