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JAMES McCALLUM ART EXHIBITION (U)

JAMES McCALLUM ART EXHIBITION

PRESENTED BY THE MALTINGS TRUST

at The Sackhouse,

Wells NR23 1AN


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS USA/UK/Mongolia 2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


English and Kazakh with English subtitles.

Dir:  Otto Bell,   English narration Daisy Ridley

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

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

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Monday 27 Nov 201719:00 Book Now

THE NUTCRACKER RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

THE NUTCRACKER RECORDED LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET

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 3 Dec 201715:00 Book Now

YOUNG MARX - NT LIVE (12A)

YOUNG MARX - NT LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, 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

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS EOS

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS EOS

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016


Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow(Artistic Director of RA)

This new film from Exhibition on Screen  features intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney and  focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.

Find out more about the film from Phil Grabsky on


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Saturday 9 Dec 201719:00 Book Now

DENIAL UK/USA 2016 (12A)

DENIAL UK/USA  2016

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


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

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

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Monday 11 Dec 201719:00 Book Now

AMAHL & the Night Visitors

AMAHL & the Night Visitors

PRESENTED BY THE YORKE TRUST

at St Marys Church, South Creake NR21 9LX


Doors open at 6.45 p.m.


Following the collaboration with student musicians and local

choral singers this Summer, the Yorke Trust presents another community event: Gian Carlo Menotti's magical Christmas Opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Set in the star-lit hills of Bethlehem this heartwarming story finds the Three Wise Men following a star and taking shelter at the house of a poor mother and her crippled child.While the inquisitive boy cross questions the kings on every subject, the mother plans to steal some of their gold in order to save her son.

As the events unfold their lives are changed forever.

The work will be accompanied on the piano by Adam Johnson and directed by Jennifer Hamilton. In the first half, the soloists will present a programme of Christmas songs by composers including Fuare, Debussy, Ravel, Wolf, Quilter and Respighi.


Tickets will also be available on the door.



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Friday 15 Dec 201719:30 Book Now

A QUIET PASSION UK 2017 (12A)

A QUIET PASSION UK 2017

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


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

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

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Monday 18 Dec 201719:00 Book Now

ROMEO & JULIET BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

ROMEO & JULIET BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

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,

Market Lane, 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

CEZANNE - PORTRAITS OF A LIFE - EOS (cert tbc)

CEZANNE - PORTRAITS OF A LIFE - EOS (cert tbc)

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane,Wells, NR23 1RB


EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present this film of one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before travelling to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least-known of all the impressionists – until now.

Directed by Phil Grabsky.


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Friday 2 Feb 201819:00 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,

Market Lane,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

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - NT LIVE RECORDED (15)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - NT LIVE RECORDED

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

At Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB


Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Young Vic production,  played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, director Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

****

"A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted"  

Sunday Times

****

"A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable"  

The Independent

****

"Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth"  

The Metro



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Thursday 22 Feb 201819:00 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

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

SAM PEEL, A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT

SAM PEEL, A MAN WHO DID DIFFERENT

PRESENTED BY WELLS MALTINGS TRUST

at Alderman Peel High School,

Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB


Based on the book by Susan Wild.

Running time 90 minutes.

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

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,

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

JULIUS CAESAR - NT LIVE (12A)

JULIUS CAESAR - NT LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

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.


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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,

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

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,

Market Lane, 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,

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

MACBETH BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - NT LIVE (12A)

MACBETH BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - NT LIVE

PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA

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