Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG)
SUBTITLED SCREENING WEDS 8TH JUNE 12.30PM
The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess's newly inherited villa. (2h 5mins)
When & Where
Recorded live screening. With its sublime score by Tchaikovsky and glittering designs by John Macfarlane, an irresistible mix of spectacle, mystery and passion infuses this audience favourite.
Running Time: 3hrs 20 mins (incl 2 intervals)
*Optional Afternoon Tea £9.50
TICKETS: £12 INCL AFTERNOON TEA (ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY)
AFTERNOON TEA ON PLATTERS FOR 11.30AM SCREENING AND TIERED STANDS 2.30PM
Join us for an afternoon to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We will be screening nostalgic footage of the Queen from films made by the Central Office of Information spanning the Queen’s early life to the controversial state visit from the Emperor and Empress of Japan in 1971. This screening is free, but pre-bookingis essential. The layout will be cabaret style with tables and chairs plus our usual 3 rows of theatre style seating upstairs and you may like to book the optional afternoon tea to enjoy while watching the film. Afternoon tea details are below. We can cater for your dietary requirements or food preferences please let us know in advance.
Afternoon Tea – to be enjoyed while watching the film
A selection of finger sandwiches including:
Coronation Chicken; Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese & Egg Mayonnaise
Freshly baked Scones, Cream and Jam
A selection of Homemade Cakes
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SUBTITLES ON WEDS 1PM FOR HARD OF HEARING
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Screening live from The Royal Opera House. ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’
On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American soldier Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences.
With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, 'Un bel dì, vedremo' (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.
In the 2021/22 Season, Dinara Alieva and Lianna Haroutounian share the title role, with Dan Ettinger conducting. In the 22/23 season, Maria Agresta and Lianna Haroutounian share the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Nicola Luisotti conducting.
Approximate running times:
Act I: 55 minutes
Interval: 25 minutes
Acts II and III: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Recorded screening from The Royal Opera House.
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