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Stage to Screen 2015 Season @ SGC Dungarvan Cinema

 

 

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Royal Opera: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny (Live)
Runtime:180mins       Rating:LIVE

John Fulljames presents a new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's furiously impassioned satire on consumerism, starring Anne Sofie von Otter, Willard White and Christine Rice conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. Three criminals on the run find they can go no further and found a city - Mahagonny, city of gold. The destitute and the disenchanted flock to Mahagonny, among them the prostitute Jenny and the lumberjack Jim Mahoney with his three friends. The city swells with debauchery. Jim and Jenny try to escape, but find themselves still in Mahagonny. Jim is arrested and convicted of myriad crimes - chief among them a lack of money, punishable by death. He is executed and the city burns.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Wednesday 01 Apr

Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way Of Seeing From the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Runtime:90mins       Rating:TBC

From the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, this is a surprising new film about one of the world's favourite artists, marking both a major re-showing of the gallery's collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh's death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work with exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 14 Apr

NT Live: The Hard Problem
Runtime:120mins       Rating:LIVE

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 16 Apr

The Emperor’s New Clothes followed by Live Q+A
Runtime:160mins       Rating:TBC

World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face. Starting with the genesis of today’s economic policies, with the arrival of Milton Friedman’s school of thought in Reagan’s leadership and Thatcher’s UK, the film explores how these policies have come to dominate the western world. The rich have got richer; where a CEO of a major British company used to earn 10 times the average wage of his workers, now they earn 200 times. According to Oxfam, the richest 80 people in the world own as much as the poorest 3.5 billion. It would now take 300 years for the average cleaner, cleaning the offices of his senior boss, to earn the same salary taken home by the same boss last year. Milton Friedman once said that every crisis was an opportunity. The financial crisis of 2008 should have been a chance to reform the system for the benefit of everyone. But instead, austerity for everyone throughout Britain and Europe was the price to be paid for supporting the financial sector, with £131 billion spent by UK tax payers to keep the financial system afloat, while $30 trillion in support and subsidies went to Wall Street in the US. Using a mixture of documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy, Russell Brand takes us from his hometown Grays in Essex, to the heart of London ‘City’ and on to the Big Apple. This daring film will shake up the world by revealing the bewildering truth about how the people at the bottom are paying for the luxuries of those at the top. Things can change…things do change.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 21 Apr

Elaine Page: I'm Still Here
Runtime:140mins       Rating:LIVE

The incomparable Elaine Paige brings her sell-out Farewell Concert from the Royal Albert Hall to the big screen accompanied by a live set featuring special guests. Filmed for cinema, the concert features the BBC Concert Orchestra, with Elaine performing the highlights of her extraordinary 50 year career, including Memory, I Know Him so Well and As If We Never Said Goodbye. The evening will finish with a special live Q&A and an intimate performance from Elaine.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 23 Apr

 

Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee (Live)
Runtime:135mins       Rating:LIVE

Frederick Ashton's joyful ballet contains some of his most brilliant choreography. Lise is the only daughter of Simone, a widow and owner of a prosperous farm. She loves Colas, a young farmer - but her mother has far more ambitious plans, and has determined Lise should marry Alain, the son of a wealthy landowner. Alain seems as uninterested in marrying Lise as Lise is Alain. Simone initially takes the hard line but eventually gives Lise and Colas her blessing.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 05 May

NT Live: Man and Superman
Runtime:240mins       Rating:

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. I tell you, the first duty of manhood and womanhood is a Declaration of Independence Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 14 May

L'Histoire de Manon (Ballet) Live from Opera De Paris
Runtime:155mins       Rating:TBC

Inspired by L'Abbé Prévost’s legendary heroine, Kenneth MacMillan expresses his fascination for offbeat characters and dramatic subjects. The choreographer faithfully follows the novel’s plot and reconstructs the tragic story of the sensual yet naïve Manon - more victim than architect of her fate. In Regency Paris, bourgeois society gorges itself on luxury and easy pleasures. Carried off in this whirlwind, Manon is unable to resist temptation and devastates the faithful Des Grieux in her fall. The choreographer constructs his ballet on a mosaic of extracts from Massenet, finding in the music all the drama, freshness and romanticism necessary for this grand fresco in dance. From crowded ball scenes to spirited, romantic, spirited pas de deux, Manon’s passionate existence propels inevitably toward the ballet’s sublime, yet tragic conclusion.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Monday 18 May

 

ENO: The Pirates of Penzance (Live)
Runtime:135mins       Rating:N/A

English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (LIVE) by Gilbert & Sullivan directed by Mike Leigh

Guaranteed to be a major event, Mike Leigh (Palme d’Or winner and five times Oscar nominee) directs his first ever opera for the stage. Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera features much-loved favourites including A Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One and I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 19 May

 

Aerosmith Rocks Donington (Recorded)
Runtime:105mins       Rating:LIVE

Captured at Donington Park at Leicestershire UK on Sunday June 15, 2014, where tickets to the live event went for $800… Aerosmith proved beyond a doubt that they still have what it takes to ROCK an audience. Performing classic hits like Livin’ on the Edge, Last Child, No More No More, Come Together, and more --- this concert will take fans on an epic Dream On journey full of Sweet Emotion.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 21 May

The Impressionists
Runtime:90mins       Rating:TBC

From Paris, London and the USA. They are the world’s most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas and their compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really? Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal? To help answer these questions, the film has secured unique access to a major new exhibition focussing on the 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel, the outspoken champion of Impressionism. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is perhaps the most comprehensive ever held about the Impressionists.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 26 May

 

Royal Opera: La Boheme (Live)
Runtime:155mins       Rating:LIVE

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark - so begins one of the greatest romances of all opera. Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja star in the live cinema relay. When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimi, a seamstress, they fall passionately in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimi is gravely ill. Rodolfo, painfully aware that he cannot afford the medicine and care Mimi needs, separates from her. At the end of her life Mimi returns to Rodolfo's garret. They ecstatically embrace - but, despite the care of Rodolfo and his friends, Mimi dies.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Wednesday 10 Jun

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Recorded)
Runtime:148mins       Rating:TBC

Of all Shakespeare's plays. A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, with fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this immersive, inventive cinematic experience was filmed last autumn during Taymor's highly acclaimed inaugural stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Sunday 21 Jun

 

ENO: Carmen (Live)
Runtime:165mins       Rating:LIVE

English National Opera: Carmen (LIVE) by Bizet

Probably the most popular opera in the world. Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th-century Seville. In ENO's popular production, the action is a full-on battle of the sexes, fought out in the arena of the Spanish bullring.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Wednesday 01 Jul

 

Royal Opera: Guillaume Tell (Live)
Runtime:240mins       Rating:LIVE

Damiano Michieletto makes his UK debut with a new production of Rossini's final opera and greatest masterpiece. The Swiss hero William Tell longs to liberate his people from the cruel Austrian occupation. When he helps a Swiss prisoner escape Austrian justice he comes to the attention of the governor Gesler - who sadistically forces Tell to shoot an apple off his son's head. As Tell is arrested his fellow revolutionaries, led by the young patriot Arnold and his Austrian lover Mathilde, gather forces to fight for Swiss liberty. Tell escapes in time to lead the victorious uprising.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Sunday 05 Jul

 

NT Live: Everyman (Live)
Runtime:90mins       Rating:LIVE

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 16 Jul

 

André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (As Live)
Runtime:180mins       Rating:12A

Affectionately known as "The King of Waltz", André performs a series of concerts in his hometown of Maastricht, in The Netherlands every year. The concerts are performed in front of thousands of fans and are set amongst the beautiful medieval backdrop of his beautiful home town of Maastricht. As always, André is joined by his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra, his Soprano's, Tenors and some very special guests. The Maastricht concerts are André's most popular concerts of the year with his most dedicated fans flying from all over the world to see this incredible event live. The Maastricht concerts are so special and so unique with the atmosphere in the town square heightened by both the enormous crowds and the many restaurants lining the square, who all take part in this magnificent event. When asked if André had a message for his fans around the world, he said: “If you can’t join us in Maastricht, we will come to you. It is going to be a magical event with some very special guests. Come and enjoy the music on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema." 2015 is shaping up to be his biggest and most spectacular concert ever to be screened in cinemas. As always, CinemaLive’s programme will feature a host, who will introduce the show as well as conduct an interview with André the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Saturday 18 Jul

 

RSC: The Merchant of Venice
Runtime:0mins       Rating:LIVE

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood. Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare's uncompromising tragedy.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Wednesday 22 Jul

 

Aida on Sydney Harbour
Runtime:160mins       Rating:TBC

Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards.
There could be no grander setting for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself, awash with the light of the city and the Sydney Opera House silhouetted against the setting sun.
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become a huge part of the cultural landscape, combining all of the things Sydney does best: world-class opera, champagne and fine dining, sunsets and spectacle on the harbour's edge. It's a monumental undertaking, with a team of more than 700 people involved in the project before a single note is heard over the harbour.
Aida is the biggest opera they've ever performed on the opera stage. But amid all of the spectacle, the famous 'Triumphal March', battle scenes and ancient temples, there's an emotional heart.
Long after the fireworks have faded from the sky and Amneris sings her quiet, concluding prayer, you'll see the true mastery of this opera: it is at once an historic epic and an utterly relatable human tragedy.
Running time: Approximately 2 hours 25 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
Performed in Italian with English translations


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 15 Sep

 

NT Live: Hamlet
Runtime:240mins       Rating:LIVE

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 15 Oct

 

RSC: Henry V (Live)
Runtime:0mins       Rating:TBC

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.

Henry V will be broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 21 October, the same week as the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Wednesday 21 Oct

 

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