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Stage to Screen 2014/2015 Season @ SGC Dungarvan Cinema

 

 

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RSC: Love's Labour's Lost (Live)
Runtime:155mins       Rating:LIVE

Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing) from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

As part of a season marking the centenary of the First World War, Christopher Luscombe returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct a single company of actors in a fresh pairing of two of Shakespeare's most sparkling comedies, set in a splendid country house just before and just after the war.

Returning to the RSC are Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry, who will play the lovers in both productions.

In Love's Labour's Lost, the mischievous Rosaline tests Berowne's high-minded resolve in the summer of 1914. At the end of the play the merriment is curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware the world around them is about to be transformed by a war to end all wars.

Love's Labour's Won begins four years later in the autumn of 1918 with a world-weary Benedick and Claudio returning from the trenches to a post-war house party, where Claudio falls in love with Hero and Benedick reignites his altogether more combative courtship with Beatrice. Youthful passions run riot before peace ultimately breaks out.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Wednesday 11 Feb

 

NORMA (Bellini) Opera Live from Teatro Liceu Barcelona
Runtime:1mins       Rating:LIVE

Premiered on 26 September 1831 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. First performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on 16 October 1847. Last staged at the Liceu on 30 July 2007.
If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it's nothing to be ashamed of. That is what Richard Wagner said about Vincenzo Bellini's most famous opera, which he considered the most perfect example of a musical tragedy. And rightly so, because in Norma Italian Romanticism reached its pinnacle. This production, by up-and-coming American stage director Kevin Newbury, stresses the ritual aspects of the drama. In Roman-dominated Gaul, the high priestess Norma has broken her vow of chastity by entering a relationship with the Roman pro-consul Pollione and the birth of their two children has been kept secret. But when she discovers she has a rival, jealousy sets in. Norma is a classical heroine, passionate and revengeful, and her dilemma provides the starting point for the most successful work by the last and greatest composer of bel canto. Though the first performance was a failure, Norma went on to become an established favourite. It first came to the Liceu in 1847, not long after its official opening, and was, in fact, the third opera to be staged there.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 17 Feb

 

Hall And Oates - Live In Dublin (Recorded)
Runtime:120mins       Rating:LIVE

Daryl Hall and John Oates finally returned to Europe as they played before a sellout crowd at Dublin's famed Olympia Theatre on 15 July 2014, and the entire event was recorded in stunning HD for theatrical distribution With six number one hits including Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go for That, Maneater, and Out of Touch, plus dozens of other top 40 songs, this legendary duo’s recently recorded concert is a “must see” for all music fans


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 19 Feb

 

Royal Opera: Der Fliegende Holländer (Live)
Runtime:140mins       Rating:LIVE

Tim Albery's acclaimed production is a darkly insightful account of Wagner's early masterpiece, starring Bryn Terfel conducted by Andris Nelsons. The Flying Dutchman has been cursed for eternity. Once every seven years he is allowed to come ashore to seek redemption. He may have found it in Senta, a woman who longs for escape from her dreary life. Senta accepts the Dutchman's offer of marriage. But the Dutchman wrongly suspects her of unfaithfulness. Thinking he's protecting her, he leaves to resume his endless voyaging. Senta is left alone.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 24 Feb

 

BACKSTREET BOYS SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF
Runtime:160mins       Rating:LIVE

An emotionally open and honest film portrait of the biggest boy band ever, THE BACKSTREET BOYS, who take us through the highs and lows from boyhood to manhood that led them back into a London studio in 2012 to write a new album, make a film and plan their 20th anniversary re-launch. The reunion renewed friendships, but dynamic shifts reveal new and old tensions that need confronting and resolving. Directed by Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man) this is a surprising and rewarding journey filmed over 2 years that delves into the extremes of fame/fortune, betrayal and renewal. The film event includes a special performance by the band filmed in the UK and exclusive to cinemas.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 26 Feb

 

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RSC: Love's Labour's Won (Live)
Runtime:160mins       Rating:LIVE

Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing) from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

As part of a season marking the centenary of the First World War, Christopher Luscombe returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct a single company of actors in a fresh pairing of two of Shakespeare's most sparkling comedies, set in a splendid country house just before and just after the war.

Returning to the RSC are Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry, who will play the lovers in both productions.

In Love's Labour's Lost, the mischievous Rosaline tests Berowne's high-minded resolve in the summer of 1914. At the end of the play the merriment is curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware the world around them is about to be transformed by a war to end all wars.

Love's Labour's Won begins four years later in the autumn of 1918 with a world-weary Benedick and Claudio returning from the trenches to a post-war house party, where Claudio falls in love with Hero and Benedick reignites his altogether more combative courtship with Beatrice. Youthful passions run riot before peace ultimately breaks out.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Wednesday 04 Mar

NT Live: Behind The Beautiful Forever
Runtime:180mins       Rating:12A

Broadcast date: Thursday 12 March 2015 Start time: 7pm India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 12 Mar

 

ENO: La Traviata (Live)
Runtime:110mins       Rating:LIVE

English National Opera: La traviata (LIVE) by Verdi

A stunning production of Verdi's masterpiece which reaches to the heart of the opera's themes of passionate love and tragic death. The production is ideal for newcomers to opera with its contemporary staging, and a running time of less than two hours.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Wednesday 11 Mar

 

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (Live)
Runtime:180mins       Rating:LIVE

Anthony Dowell's production of the greatest romantic ballet draws upon the opulence of 1890s Russia. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is instantly captivated and determines to break the spell that holds her captive. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of the curse, disguises his daughter as Odette. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for her, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever. Siegfried and Odette drown themselves and are united in death.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Tuesday 17 Mar

 

NT Live: A View from the Bridge
Runtime:150mins       Rating:LIVE

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic's 'magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold' production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent's top theatre pick of 2014. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.


Note: Times shown in RED are sold-out.

Thursday 26 Mar

 

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:180mins       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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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