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The Journey (12A)

The Journey

A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland - firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness.

Starring Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney and Toby Stephens.

Drama

Thursday 29 Jun 201714:30 Book Now
Thursday 29 Jun 201719:30 Book Now

Drama Workshops late Summer 2017

Drama Workshops late Summer 2017

Led by local Drama Teacher and Actress Victoria Balster.

Have fun and build confidence and creativity.

Workshops include: * Drama games, exercises & warm-ups * Mini Scripts * Improvisation & theme work * Costume & Props Bag * Narrative group work * Playback Theatre * Mime & Mask work * Physical Theatre

Classes are for ages 8 to 14 year olds.

This term runs from Thursday 15th June through to Thursday 20th July. Each session starts at 4:30pm and lasts for an hour.

The first session will be a freestyle session, so anyone new is welcome to join the group. The group will then be rehearsing a play to perform to their families and friends on 20th July. Classes are £8 each session, or pay for the term of 6 sessions for £48 If you are booking for the first time, please do book under the parent or carer's name, and include a contact email and phone number. We will then contact you before the first session. Thank you.

Thursday 29 Jun 201716:30 Book Now
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Roughshod: Reactive

Roughshod: Reactive

Teignmouth Baptist Church presents Roughshod: Reactive

Explosive Stories, Unexpected Results... What happens when worlds’ collide?

Returning to Teignmouth after their successful 2016 show. The York Theatre company Riding Lights present Roughshod: Reactive

Mixing powerful performance (and a little comic chaos) Riding Lights Roughshod use true stories, satirical sketches and the experiences of the actors themselves to work out what happens when God decides to disturb the peace... in person.

Join us for a transformative tour-de-force as Roughshod shake things up in this explosive new sketch show for 2017.

Friday 30 Jun 201719:00 Book Now

ROH Encore: Otello (12A)

ROH Encore: Otello

Renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut in a new production of Verdi's passionate opera.

Often cited as his greatest and most mature work, Verdi's penultimate opera is a brilliant interpretation of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. It provides a powerful and poignant musical language for the story of Venetian general Otello, who descends into madness after being tricked by envious Iago into believing that his bride Desdemona is having an affair. Its many highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's haunting 'Willow Song'. Drawing on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and a stellar line-up of principal singers, this new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner sees world famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann make his role debut as Otello. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tezier his nemesis, Iago. The conductor is Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano.

Cast: Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Ludovic Tezier

Director: Antonio Pappano

Sunday 2 Jul 201714:00 Book Now

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (12A)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

After the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader.

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Jude Law

Tuesday 4 Jul 201714:30 Book Now
Tuesday 4 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

A Dog's Purpose (PG)

A Dog's Purpose

A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.

Starring Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton

Thursday 6 Jul 201714:30 Book Now
Thursday 6 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Raphael:Lord of the Arts (12A)

Raphael:Lord of the Arts

Raphael –the Lord of the Arts is the first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world, Raphael Sanzio. Few figures in the history of art have lived a life so full of intensity and fascination. He died young, aged 37, and yet managed to leave an indelible mark on the artistic world. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstruction and expert commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of Raphael’s life.

Set in 20 locations, two of which are major exclusives –the Vatican Logge and Cardinal Bibbiena’s apartment in the Apostolic Palace – the film explores more than 30 works of art, including the most famous and most representative of Raphael’s work. Beauty comes to life through the brushwork and enduring genius of one of the most talented artists the world has ever known.

STARRING Flavio Parenti, Angela Curri, Marco Cocci, Enrico Lo Verso

PRODUCTION

Director: Luca Viotto

Writer: Laura Allievi

Set Design: Francesco Frigeri

Costume Design: Maurizio Millenotti

Original Music: Matthew Curallo

Narrated by: Riccardo Onorato

Executive Producers: Federica Abaterusso, Roberto Andreucci, Francesco Inverniz zi

Produced by SKY 3D in collaboration with Sky Cinema HD, Sky Arte HD, M agnitudo Film, Nexo Digital
Sunday 9 Jul 201715:00 Book Now

Whisky Galore (PG)

Whisky Galore

Islanders off the coast of Scotland compete with a stuffy English commander to recover 50,000 cases of whisky from a wrecked cargo vessel.

Starring Eddie Izzard, Gregor Fisher, Ellie Kendrick

1 hour 38 mins

Certificate: PG

Comedy, Romance

Tickets are £6.50.

Matinee Club members £5.00 (14:30 Showing). Please ask at the Box Office about joining the Matinee Club for £10 a year.

Tuesday 11 Jul 201714:30 Book Now
Tuesday 11 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Wonder Woman (12A)

Wonder Woman

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin White

1hr 21 mins

Certificate: 12A

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Thursday 13 Jul 201714:30 Book Now
Thursday 13 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Teignmouth Comedy Club July 2017

Teignmouth Comedy Club July 2017

Teignmouth's Very Own Comedy Club - every month

Headliner: Tanyalee Davis

At 3ft 6ins, Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and kind of racy. Canadian born, Tanyalee currently is making the stage her home by touring all over the world bringing the funny!

Tanyalee had a successful 6 month contract performing Little Comedian, BIG Laughs just off the Las Vegas Strip. Tanyalee is part of Abnormally Funny People, an ensemble show, performing throughout the United Kingdom. In 2007 Tanyalee premiered her first one woman show called Little Do They Know at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews.

https://tanyaleedavis.com

All comedians appear subject to commitments

Tickets are £10 Advance or £12 on the door

Please note that Comedy Club is aimed at ages 16 plus due to content

Friday 14 Jul 201720:00 Book Now

The Third Policeman - Miracle Theatre

The Third Policeman - Miracle Theatre

Written by Flann O’Brien

Adapted by Bill Scott, Meiert Avis and Robert Bayley

This summer Miracle ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and the Marx Brothers, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped and night is actually an accumulation of black air; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden in the heart of rural Ireland.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE ARRANGED BY MIRACLE THEATRE PRODUCTION. THE PERFORMANCE IS TAKING PLACE AT HEARN FIELD IN COMBEINTEIGNHEAD

Hearn Field

Shaldon Road

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Saturday 15 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

Newton Abbot Orchestra Proms Concert 2017

Newton Abbot Orchestra Proms Concert 2017

Newton Abbot returns to Pavilions Teignmouth for a stirling programme celebrating the Summer Proms! Get ready to wave those flags!

Sunday 16 Jul 201715:00 Book Now

Teignmouth Players presents Peter Pan

Teignmouth Players presents Peter Pan

The Teignmouth Players are proud to present an adaptation of JM Barrie's classic adventure of Peter Pan, the Darling children, lost boys and Captain Hook, not to mention a very nasty crocodile. This production is being performed by members of TYKES, the junior section of the Teignmouth Players together with a small number of adults from the Senior section of the Society.

Come away with us to the magical land of Neverland and sing along as we all experience the adventures of a boy who never grew up. A production truly suitable for the whole family.

During the show we will be giving the impression that our cast are flying across the historic skys of London and beyond, however their feet will not be leaving the stage.

Peter Pan is an amateur production performed by the Teignmouth Players by arrangement with Samuel French and the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Wednesday 19 Jul 201719:30 Book Now
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Saturday 22 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Angels in America - Part 1 (15)

Angels in America - Part 1

Angels in America - Part 1 Millennium Approaches

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 Two: Perestroika, will also be broadcast live on 27 July 2017.

Thursday 20 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

My Cousin Rachel (12A)

My Cousin Rachel

Philip is a young Englishman who finds his cousin Ambrose dead after traveling to Florence, Italy. He vows revenge against Ambrose's missing wife Rachel, blaming her for his untimely demise. When Philip meets Rachel for the first time, his mood suddenly changes as he finds himself falling for her seductive charm and beauty. As his obsession for her grows, Rachel now hatches a scheme to win back her late husband's estate from the unsuspecting Philip.

Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Ian Glen

Drama, Mystery, Romance

Certificate – 12A

1hr 46mins

Tuesday 25 Jul 201714:30 Book Now
Tuesday 25 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Flash Photography Workshop - Summer 2017

Flash Photography Workshop - Summer 2017

Have you wondered how to get great photographs in low light by using an external flash device? Do you want to capture action in crisp sharp photographs using your flash? This session will show you how you can use your flashgun[speedlight] to light subjects dynamically and how to use flash to freeze motion.

You will need to have a DSLR or other camera that photographs in manual mode and a good understanding of ISO, Aperture and shutter speed. This workshop is ideal for anyone who has done the beginners course here at The Pavilions but open to anyone with a basic knowledge of manual photography. If you have an external flash device please do bring them, if not there will be some to use and practice on.

The workshop will be two hours long and will have some theory but lots of practical shooting time.

Your tutor - Will Reddaway is a professional photographer with over 7 years experience, specialising in wedding, water, and commercial photography. He is also a qualified post-16 teacher.

Tuesday 25 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Rock Dog (PG)

Rock Dog

For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff - guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack.

To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad's fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock 'n' roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood, a legendary musician who needs to write a new song.

Featuring the voices of Ash Brannon, Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard.

1 hour 30 mins - please note all films start at the advertised time

Certificate: PG

Adventure, Animation

All tickets £6.50. Matinee Club Members £5 - ask at the Box Office about joining our Matinee Club for £10 a year to receive reduced prices on daytime film showings

Thursday 27 Jul 201711:00 Book Now
Thursday 27 Jul 201714:30 Book Now

Angels in America - Part 2 (15)

Angels in America - Part 2

Angels in America - Part 2 Perestroika

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 One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live on 20 July 2017.

Thursday 27 Jul 201719:00 Book Now

Despicable Me 3 (U)

Despicable Me 3

Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination.

1 hour 36 mins - please note all films start at the advertised time

Certificate: U

Family, Comedy, Adventure, Animation

All tickets £6.50. Matinee Club Members £5 - ask at the Box Office about joining our Matinee Club for £10 a year to receive reduced prices on daytime film showings
Friday 28 Jul 201711:00 Book Now
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Monday 31 Jul 201714:30 Book Now
Tuesday 1 Aug 201711:00 Book Now
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Thursday 3 Aug 201711:00 Book Now

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.

Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Javier Bardem

2hrs 9mins

Certificate: 12A

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Friday 28 Jul 201714:30 Book Now
Monday 31 Jul 201719:30 Book Now

Film and Animation Workshop

Film and Animation Workshop

This will be a fun creative course for 8 to 16 year olds over two afternoons during the school summer holiday.

Participants will learn basic animation techniques. The practical course involves model making, light box drawing techniques and hands on stop motion filming mixed with blue screen. Part of the course will be explaining the technical process of editing - however as the editing is very time consuming, the final piecing together of the film will be done outside of the workshop by Ben Stevens and the final cut will be accessible online.

Please book under the parent or carer name and ensure you include an email if possible and a telephone number. Box Office will contact you shortly before the course to confirm the name of the child or young person attending and to ask you to complete a consent form for the workshops.

£30.00 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each (6 hours in total) or £15 for 1 session

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - 1pm to 4pm

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 - 1pm to 4pm

Please drop children off 10 minutes before and provide a snack for break time.

Tuesday 1 Aug 201713:00 Book Now
Wednesday 2 Aug 201713:00 Book Now

Churchill (PG)

Churchill

Fearful of repeating the invasion of Gallipoli in 1915, Winston Churchill attempts to stop the planned invasion of Normandy in 1944. Only the support of Churchill's wife, Clementine, can halt the prime minister's physical and mental collapse.

Starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson and John Slattery.

1hr 45mins

Certificate: PG

Drama, Biography, Thriller

Thursday 3 Aug 201714:30 Book Now
Thursday 3 Aug 201719:30 Book Now

ANDRÉ RIEU’S 2017 MAASTRICHT CONCERT (U)

ANDRÉ RIEU’S 2017 MAASTRICHT CONCERT

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

This presentation of André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.

This year is a very special year because it is exactly 30 years ago that André Rieu started his Johann Strauss Orchestra in his home town of Maastricht. From a small group of musicians rehearsing in the classroom of André’s son’s primary school to stadiums and concert halls around the world - what a journey it has been!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

For a truly unforgettable cinematic experience, please join André and his Orchestra in their hometown of Maastricht at the ‘2017 Maastricht Concert’ to ‘Celebrate 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra’.

Sunday 6 Aug 201715:00 Book Now

RSC - Titus Andronicus (12A)

RSC - Titus Andronicus

Royal Shakespeare Company: Rome Season broadcast live via satellite from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Wednesday 9 Aug 201719:00 Book Now

Teignmouth Comedy Club August 2017

Teignmouth Comedy Club August 2017

Teignmouth's Very Own Comedy Club - every month

Headliner and comedians to be announced.

All comedians appear subject to commitments

Tickets are £10 Advance or £12 on the door

Please note that Comedy Club is aimed at ages 16 plus due to content

Friday 11 Aug 201720:00 Book Now

The 80's Reunion

The 80's Reunion

The 80s Reunion

Members from the cast of the Europes Premier Multi Tribute Show 80’s Mania perform a non stop hit after hit trip back into the decade that fashion forgot - blasting out Smash Hits like:

Don’t You Want Me Baby - Turning Japanese - Mad World - I Think Were Alone Now - Call Me - Tainted Love - Goodie Two Shoes - Baggy Trousers - Rio and many many more......

Shoulder Pads, Neon, New Romantic Style, Fingerless Gloves, Stilettos, Leather and Big Hair ….IT’S ALL HERE!

Wednesday 16 Aug 201719:30 Book Now

Blackadder - Teignmouth Players

Blackadder - Teignmouth Players

Following the enormous success of Blackadder II last year, the Teignmouth Players are bringing Blackadder the Third to the Pavilions stage this August.

Blackadder and Baldrick are now in service to the Prince Regent and they are set to entertain audiences with three hilarious episodes. Join them as they attempt to improve Prince George’s public image by enlisting the help of two actors, Mossop and Keanrick in Sense and Senility. Watch them attempt to patronise Dr Samuel Johnson’s dictionary in Ink and Incapability. And finally join them in a duel to the death as the Prince soils a Wellington in Duel and Duality.

Wednesday 23 Aug 201719:30 Book Now
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Sunday 27 Aug 201719:30 Book Now

Rock 'n' Roll Paradise

Rock 'n' Roll Paradise

In 2017 Rock 'n' Roll Paradise returns to the UK's theatres for the 8th successive year but in a new and exciting format. For the first time ever the show's producers are not disclosing 'who' will be performing at each show, but they are promising that no two performances will be the same, and each show will be crammed full with the country's best tributes to rock 'n' roll's stars, performing the very best songs ever written and supported by the explosively dynamic Paradise Band. Amongst those 'appearing' will be Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka, The Big Bopper, Carl Perkins, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens and even the king himself - Elvis ...... the question is, who will you be lucky enough to see?

Wednesday 30 Aug 201719:30 Book Now

In Our Hands

In Our Hands

Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his boat at the top of the game. But times are changing and so is the industry. How will Alf adapt in order to survive? Follow a fish’s journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull’s ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite. In Our Hands will transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher’s Fortune.

Using innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score, join Alf as he journeys from the depths of despair to rise again and rescue the life he loves.

In Our Hands has been developed extensively both in London and Cornwall by Smoking Apples, an award winning puppetry and visual theatre company.

“Clever and inventive” – ???? British Theatre Guide

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Friday 1 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

Teignmouth Comedy Club September 2017

Teignmouth Comedy Club September 2017

Teignmouth's very own Comedy Club

Headliner: Raymond and Mr Timpkins

Specialist purveyors of sandal based choreography solutions....

Mr Timpkins: Very experienced raconteur, bon viveur and dry cleaning impresario, Mr Timpkins can make his tongue into a tube shape and confesses this is perhaps his proudest achievement. His passion for the Cyber Punk movement is well known with his bowler hat and goggles look launching a million impersonators including Frank Bough and Melanie Sykes. Rescued raymond from a dry cleaners where he was being held to flatten sheets. Is grateful for any attention, particularly from small dogs and supermarket green grocers.

Raymond: Quite frightened of many things, Raymond hides in a small cardboard box under the kitchen sink when relaxing at home. Enjoys brightly coloured wool to the extent that he actually wears some. Has trousers. Collects Sylvanian Family figures and sets up very life like dioramas to the extent that Ken Loach used one in his latest film about some poor people. Raymond is very poor. In every sense of the word. Favourite moment so far is being rescued from a dry cleaners by Mr Timpkins.

More comedians to be announced.

All comedians appear subject to commitments

Tickets are £10 Advance or £12 on the door

Please note that Comedy Club is aimed at ages 16 plus due to content

Friday 8 Sep 201720:00 Book Now

Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England.

In early 2014 Steve Knightley set out on his 160 date ‘Grow your own Gig’ tour of rural village halls. Once described by the Times as the “gravel voiced spokesman of the rural poor” and possessing a vast repertoire of songs about those who live and work in the countryside, this journey finally came to an end in September 2015.

In 2016 he has decided to turn his attention to Maritime venues around the shoreline of England and Wales. The ‘All at Sea’ tour will find him playing in seaside halls, an Elizabethan Fort, on boats and in a rich variety of performing spaces all within sight of the waves and the tide.

As Steve says 'As a West country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers. Now I‘m going to be able to sing them with the sound of the sea in the distance - I can’t wait!'

All tickets £18.00

Saturday 9 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

Oye Santana

Oye Santana

What makes Oye Santana so good? First of all the music. There’s a treasury of more than four decades of Santana catalogue to draw on, and every number in our set is a gem in its own right. Then there’s the musicianship. Check out the credentials of Milan 'Carlos' Webb; of Gez Kahan and Hector Gomez; the astonishing breadth of abilities that Auriol Kobani and Paul Murphy, Pete Lockwood and Jon Quirk bring to our on-stage set-up. This really is a feast of musical talent.

Next there’s the authenticity. We could go off on self-indulgent flights of fancy, but we don’t. We painstakingly recreate the original Santana arrangements of the big hits that you know and love to bring you the true Santana sound. But playing the right notes is only a start. There's much more to being the Best Santana Tribute in the World…

There’s the passion. Carlos Santana’s guitar playing is instantly recognizable not just because of his tone or his trademark licks, but because of the emotion he puts into every note he plays. Oye Santana has that covered. And there’s the good-time feel. Every track is a fiesta – come and dance, come and party. We’ve got that covered too.

And every Oye Santana performance is a show, a visual feast of lights and action that will have you singing along, smiling along and dancing along from the first chink of a tambourine to the explosive finale. You’re going to love Oye Santana

Saturday 23 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

ROH-The Magic Flute (12A)

ROH-The Magic Flute

JULIA JONES CONDUCTS THE ROYAL OPERA’S SPELLBINDING PRODUCTION OF MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE WITH A WONDERFUL CAST INCLUDING RODERICK WILLIAMS AS PAPAGENO

Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane.

Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…

David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.

As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 10 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

MUSIC: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

LIBRETTO: LORENZO DA PONTE

DIRECTOR: DAVID MCVICAR

CONDUCTOR: JULIA JONES

TAMINO - MAURO PETER

PAMINA - SIOBHAN STAGG

PAPAGENO - RODERICK WILLIAMS

Sunday 24 Sep 201714:00 Book Now

Age of Oberon

Age of Oberon

SHAKESPEARE AVENGERS ASSEMBLETH- AGE OF OBERON

Oberon's gone mad. We're talking full-on Hamlet. The fairy king of Midsummer has kidnapped William Shakespeare, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Shakespearean Heroes International Evil Lessening Division) and his mischievous sidekick Puck has brought him the Infinity Quill. A quill unlike any other, for the Infinity Quill has the power to rewrite history itself and forge a new future at the will of its master.

Slightly anxious of the scenario that is unfolding, Shakespeare's greatest heroes (and Brutus), decide they should do something to stop the oncoming apocalypse. Under instruction's from Puck they head to Midsummers Forest. Shakespeare's Avengers have assemblethed.

Having debuted at Edinburgh Fringe 2015, Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon, is a fast-paced comedy, featuring fairies, Romans and a whole host of madness.

Drake's Drummers Theatre Company are an award winning new writing company based out of Plymouth. Having been formed in 2014 by a Callum Moffat and Pelham Grosvenor-Stevenson, the company have gone on to have success at a number of national and international festivals as well produce theatre for a local and national stage. Their critically acclaimed comedy Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon has recently completed a four month tour of the UK.

Saturday 30 Sep 201719:30 Book Now

Jan Ravens Difficult Woman (15)

Jan Ravens Difficult Woman

Who runs the world? Fifty something women, apparently. Dead Ringers star, Jan Ravens takes to the road with her well loved impressions of Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon, Diane Abbott, Hillary Clinton and many others, including Kirsty Wark, Lyse Doucet and Fiona Bruce.

Why, she asks, are women perceived as Difficult, when we are just being decisive, ambitious and tenacious? Well, come on, why?

Jan Ravens is set to delight audiences with her spot on impressions and political stamp on the world as she takes to the road with her brand new tour.

The star of BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers, where favourites include Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Lyse Doucet and Fiona Bruce, Jan has been seen on, and contributed across the satirical spectrum on shows such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics, Mock the Week, QI, Question Time, Today and PM.

Difficult Woman reflects the current political climate and the huge part women have to play in it with views on Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, and also lots of people who aren't Scottish This is the age of the powerful woman….

‘A consummate impressionist’ Times

‘Modern, topical, with a fresh satirical twist’ Telegraph.

'A brilliantly funny woman in her prime' Kirsty Wark

‘Modern, topical, with a fresh satirical twist’ Telegraph.

Friday 6 Oct 201720:00 Book Now

The Dreamers supported By The Temple Brothers

The Dreamers supported By The Temple Brothers

GREAT DOUBLE BILL 60’s SHOW: THE DREAMERS (FORMERLY FREDDIE & THE DREAMERS) supported by THE TEMPLE BROTHERS performing the EVERLY BROTHERS TRIBUTE SHOW

The Dreamers Formerly ‘Freddie and The Dreamers.’ The Dreamers remain one of the best known named bands on the sixties music circuit. Changes to personnel over the past 50 years were of course inevitable but two members… Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng remain in the band today, they have been in the band as Freddie and The Dreamers and then The Dreamers for over 37 years. Along with Freddie, Alan and Bryan toured throughout Europe Australia and The Middle East and were along with Freddie part of the British Invasion Tour of America (part 2) sharing the stage with Gerry and The Pacemakers and The Searchers appearing at Madison Square Gardens, New York and other prestige venues. Appearances on TV alongside Freddie include Cilla Black’s Surprise Surprise, The Noel Edmunds House Party.

Alan and Bryan are joined by The Temple Bros. Steve and Colin who in their own right are seasoned professionals having toured extensively with their Everly Brothers show. They add an extra dimension to the Dreamers. Who along with the hits of Freddie and The Dreamers perform the most popular songs of the fifties rock and roll days and the great songs of the sixties.

The Temple Brothers, the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce the return of their Theatre Show, produced by themselves. The only show of it's kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duo's the Everly Brothers. Just as the Everly Brothers were the Temple Brothers are real life brothers, their harmonies are unlike anything ever heard, truly not to be missed.

With Live Acoustic Guitars, Flawless Harmonies, . All the hits are performed in the original keys that The Everly Brothers recorded in their early years, so you dont lose any of that magic that the Everlys created.

Taking you on a walk back down memory lane with all the classic songs that you remember.

Saturday 7 Oct 201719:30 Book Now

ROH - La Boheme (12A)

ROH - La Boheme

PUCCINI’S PASSIONATE OPERA IS CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO AND STARS A SUPERB YOUNG CAST INCLUDING NICOLE CAR, MICHAEL FABIANO AND MARIUSZ KWIECIEN, IN A NEW PRODUCTION BY RICHARD JONES

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting.

Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

MUSIC: GIACOMO PUCCINI

DIRECTOR: RICHARD JONES

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

MIMÌ: NICOLE CAR

RODOLFO: MICHAEL FABIANO

MARCELLO: MARIUSZ KWIECIEN

MUSETTA: NADINE SIERRA

Sunday 8 Oct 201714:00 Book Now

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier pedal steel player).

One of the UK’s most popular Live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion.

This is a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party night, as each venue becomes the perfect cantina setting for a great night's rocking with the cactus sharp, tequila filled, stetson wearing, magnificent 6, Los Pacaminos!!!

All tickets are standing - no seating. Please do contact us when booking, if you are a wheelchair user or have any access requirements. Box Office open 10am to 3pm Mon to Sat and an hour before any film or show - 01626 249049.

8pm start

Tickets are £18.00

Friday 20 Oct 201720:00 Book Now

ROH Live - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

ROH Live - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

FOLLOW ALICE DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE IN CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S EXUBERANT BALLET, INSPIRED BY LEWIS CARROLL’S MUCH-LOVED BOOK

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser.

As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts - who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage - to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance.

Live broadcast - APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

Tickets - Adults £16.50, Concessions (Seniors and Students) £14.00, Children £10

Half-term Ballets discount offer - Buy a ticket for ROH Live Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a ticket for the live Ballet Cymru production of The Light Princess on 25th October and save £2.50 if purchased at the same time (please note only applies to the same type of ticket purchased - e.g. two adult tickets, two concession tickets or two child tickets)

Monday 23 Oct 201719:15 Book Now

Ballet Cymru - The Light Princess

Ballet Cymru - The Light Princess

A new full length ballet for 2017 with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre in Newport, The Light Princess is the lightest and brightest dance event of the year.

Using elements of circus and outstanding classical choreography the story draws inspiration from Sleeping Beauty, telling the story of a princess afflicted by a constant weightlessness, unable to get her feet on the ground, until she finds a love that brings her down to earth.

Featuring ground breaking video projections and stunningly vibrant costumes The Light Princess will transport you to a world of laughter, beauty and wonder.

George MacDonald’s quirky and timeless tale takes on a new life, interpreted in dance by some of the finest dancers in the world to the haunting and lyrical music of Catrin Finch.

Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature. Under the Artistic Direction of Darius James, the company continues to develop its relationship with audiences through accessible outreach work and exceptional, stylish performances.

These young dancers created a taut, committed atmosphere on stage, and the audience, comprised of every age group from 5 to 95, were gripped from start to finish. Ballet Cymru, I salute you! - Amanda Jennings, Dance Europe

Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet.

Ballet Cymru is a chamber ballet for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with dancers, choreographers, designers, composers and musicians.

Running Times (Approx)

1st Act: 40 min

Interval: 20 mins

2nd Act: 35min

Original Choreography: Darius James and Amy Doughty

Original Music: Catrin Finch

Tickets - Adults £15.00, Concessions £12.50

Half-term Ballets discount offer - Buy a ticket for The Light Princess and the ROH Live Screening of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on 23rd October and save £2.50 if purchased at the same time (please note only applies to the same type of ticket purchased - e.g. two adult tickets, two concession tickets or two child tickets)

Wednesday 25 Oct 201718:00 Book Now

Pride of Teignmouth

Pride of Teignmouth

Following her sell-out show last year Viv Wilson presents her latest compilation of film and photographs.

This town has numerous reasons to be proud – proud of the people it has nurtured, the events it has hosted, its voluntary groups founded which support the community.

Our most famous sons are undoubtedly MUSE, the band of 3 young men who grew up here and did a stunning pair of home concerts attracting over 20,000 people in 2009 and whose success and fame continues across the world.

Viv intends to keep the flavour of “yesteryear” in her new programme “Pride of Teignmouth” taking place in the Pavilions at 2.30pm on Sunday October 29.

Image - Home guards assemble at Teignmouth Railway Station towards the End of World War II.

Sunday 29 Oct 201714:30 Book Now

The Noise Next Door - Uproar (12A)

The Noise Next Door - Uproar

Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs. Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new entertainment experience every single night.

As seen on BBC1, BBC3, ITV1 and ITV2!

As heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4!

"Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos" The Daily Telegraph

"Immaculately well executed" The Times

"Comedy gold" The Guardian

“Phenomenal” The Daily Mirror

www.thenoisenextdoor.com

Twitter: @NoiseNextDoor

Facebook: /NoiseNextDoor

YouTube: /NoiseNextDoorVideos~

Friday 3 Nov 201720:00 Book Now

Shylock

Shylock

Shylock has always divided opinion. Is he a villain or a victim? Or is he someone even more intriguing.

There is no doubt Shylock is hard done by in "The Merchant of Venice", but does he bring it on himself? As one of only two Jewish men in the whole of Shakespeare, he has been portrayed in ways which reflected how Jews were popularly viewed - from comic villain in Shakespeare's day to a victim of racial discrimination nowadays.

This award winning, poignant, powerful yet humorous performance - from the company that created the Olivier Award winning "Morecambe" - brings us Shylock afresh in one of the most globally successful solo shows of the last decade.

Guy Masterson, perhaps the world's leading exponent of the form, demonstrates its brilliance, honouring one of Shakespeare's finest creations from one of his greatest plays in a performance that celebrates the beauty of language, the power of history and the magic of theatre!

Written & directed by Gareth Armstrong

Performed by Guy Masterson

"Shylock deserves to be packed out every show. It reflects the deepest love and understanding of Shakespeare's genius, and mixes us adeptly into the problems, pressures, traditions, censors prejudices and passions of Elizabethan theatre." (The Scotsman)

"Innovative, delightful, exceptional!" (The Independent)

Saturday 11 Nov 201719:30 Book Now

Formby

Formby

‘Formby’ follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars. In a unique one-man performance Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life.

‘Formby’ is a funny, touching and thoughtful look at the life of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent. This sensational production features many of Formby’s classic hits brilliantly recreated by Wardrop on the Ukulele, including: BLACKPOOL ROCK, LEANING ON A LAMP-POST, WHEN I’M CLEANING WINDOWS, TT RACES, and many more.

Wednesday 22 Nov 201719:30 Book Now

Gary Delaney - There's Something About Gary

Gary Delaney - There's Something About Gary

There's Something About Gary

..and that something is, he likes to write jokes. An awful lot of them. Also he appears to have some jizz in his hair. There's that as well. He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. He loves each and every gag, and you can’t help but be carried away by his infectious charm.

Regular on Mock The Week

Double Sony Award Winner

Chortle Award Nominee

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An endless flow of top quality jokes' The Guardian

'Gary Delaney has more quality jokes in one hour than many comics have in their entire careers…quite brilliant' The Scotsman

'I laughed and I laughed and I laughed' The Times

'A hugely impressive collection of exquisitely crafted gags by one of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner' Chortle

Ages 16+

8pm start

Tickets are £15.00

Saturday 2 Dec 201720:00 Book Now

ROH- The Nutcracker (12A)

ROH- The Nutcracker

A YOUNG GIRL’S ENCHANTED PRESENT LEADS HER ON A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL BALLET, DANCED TO TCHAIKOVSKY’S MAGNIFICENT SCORE

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL

CHOREOGRAPHY: PETER WRIGHT AFTER LEV IVANOV

MUSIC: PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Sunday 10 Dec 201714:00 Book Now

Christmas Memories 2017

Christmas Memories 2017

Neil Sands and his brilliant west end cast are back with their 2017 Christmas production which has been described as “like a sparkly Christmas card come to life”.

It is a truly spectacular mix of over 60 of your favourite Christmas songs and carols, 40 stunning costume changes, lots of good old fashioned festive fun, and a unique atmosphere that will warm your heart on the coldest winters day, taking you back to a time when Christmas really was the most wonderful time of the year.

Wednesday 13 Dec 201714:00 Book Now

ROH- Rigoletto (12A)

ROH- Rigoletto

DAVID MCVICAR’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF VERDI’S POTENT AND TRAGIC OPERA IS CONDUCTED BY ALEXANDER JOEL, WITH AN EXCELLENT CAST LED BY DIMITRI PLATANIAS, LUCY CROWE AND MICHAEL FABIANO

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.

Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…

David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.

Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI

DIRECTOR: DAVID MCVICAR

CONDUCTOR: ALEXANDER JOEL

RIGOLETTO: DIMITRI PLATANIAS

GILDA: LUCY CROWE

DUKE OF MANTUA: MICHAEL FABIANO

Wednesday 17 Jan 201819:15 Book Now

ROH - Tosca (12A)

ROH - Tosca

DRAMA, PASSION AND FABULOUS MUSIC – PUCCINI’S OPERATIC THRILLER IS ONE OF THE GREAT OPERA EXPERIENCES. DAN ETTINGER CONDUCTS A STAR CAST LED BY ADRIANNE PIECZONKA, JOSEPH CALLEJA AND GERALD FINLEY

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.

Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLEST

MUSIC: GIACOMO PUCCINI

DIRECTOR: JONATHAN KENT

CONDUCTOR: DAN ETTINGER

FLORIA TOSCA: ADRIANNE PIECZONKA

MARIO CAVARADOSSI: JOSEPH CALLEJA

BARON SCARPIA: GERALD FINLEY

Sunday 11 Feb 201814:00 Book Now

ROH- The Winter's Tale (12A)

ROH- The Winter's Tale

SHAKESPEARE’S TALE OF LOVE AND LOSS BECOMES COMPELLING DANCE DRAMA IN CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S BALLET ADAPTATION, WITH MUSIC BY JOBY TALBOT

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY : CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

MUSIC: JOBY TALBOT

Sunday 4 Mar 201814:00 Book Now

ROH- Carmen (12A)

ROH- Carmen

BIZET’S CLASSIC FRENCH OPERA STARS ANNA GORYACHOVA IN BARRIE KOSKY’S INTENSE PRODUCTION

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a far-from-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

MUSIC: GEORGES BIZET

DIRECTOR: BARRIE KOSKY

CONDUCTOR: JAKUB HRUŠA

CARMEN: ANNA GORYACHOVA

DON JOSÉ: FRANCESCO MELI

MICAËLA: ANETT FRITSCH

ESCAMILLO: KOSTAS SMORIGINAS

Sunday 11 Mar 201814:00 Book Now

ROH - Bernstein Centenary (12A)

ROH - Bernstein Centenary

NEW WAYNE MCGREGOR | THE AGE OF ANXIETY | NEW CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

THREE BALLETS TWO NEW PRODUCTIONS THE ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES THE CENTENARY OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S BIRTH WITH AN ALL-BERNSTEIN PROGRAMME FROM CHOREOGRAPHERS WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT AND CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY: WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT, CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

MUSIC: LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Wednesday 28 Mar 201819:15 Book Now

ROH - Macbeth (12A)

ROH - Macbeth

VERDI’S OPERA ON SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDY IS CONDUCTED BY ANTONIO PAPPANO, WITH A MAGNIFICENT CAST INCLUDING ANNA NETREBKO, ŽELJKO LUCIC AND ILDEBRANDO D’ARCANGELO

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.

Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

MUSIC: GIUSEPPE VERDI

DIRECTOR: PHYLLIDA LLOYD

CONDUCTOR: ANTONIO PAPPANO

MACBETH: ŽELJKO LUCIC

LADY MACBETH: ANNA NETREBKO

BANQUO ILDEBRANDO: D’ARCANGELO

Sunday 8 Apr 201814:00 Book Now

ROH - Manon (12A)

ROH - Manon

KENNETH MACMILLAN’S POWERFUL TELLING OF MANON AND DES GRIEUX’S TRAGIC LOVE IS A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN BALLET, SET TO MUSIC BY MASSENET

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY: KENNETH MACMILLAN

MUSIC: JULES MASSENET

Wednesday 9 May 201819:15 Book Now

ROH - Swan Lake (12A)

ROH - Swan Lake

THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS A NEW PRODUCTION OF TCHAIKOVSKY’S MAGNIFICENT CLASSICAL BALLET, WITH ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY LIAM SCARLETT AND DESIGNS BY JOHN MACFARLANE

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a fl ock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

CHOREOGRAPHY: MARIUS PETIPA AND LEV IVANOV

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY: LIAM SCARLETT AND FREDERICK ASHTON

MUSIC: PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Sunday 17 Jun 201814:00 Book Now