MACBETH – RSC
Wednesday 18 April 2018 – 7pm
‘Something wicked this way comes’
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHS?
Sunday 15 April 2018 – 7.45pm
Nye Bevan’s beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton? Come celebrate the NHS and laugh all your worries away. Or vice versa.
LUISA MILLER – The Met
Saturday 14 April 2018 – 5.30PM
In the first Met performance of this rarely performed gem in over ten years, Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, with Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s stern-yet-loving father.
Friday 13 April 2018 – 7.45pm
An unexpected Nordic road trip throws two estranged friends together. The further they get from home the closer Nat and Becky come to confronting demons of their past. With cutting humour, striking physicality, original music and projections. A touching physical whirlwind.
JULIUS CAESAR – NTL
Thursday 12 April 2018 – 7pm
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
MACBETH – ROH
Wednesday 04 April 2018 – 7.15pm
Live screening of Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy. Conducted by Antonio Pappano with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Zeljko Lucic and IIdebrando D"Arcangelo. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
COSÌ FAN TUTTE – The Met
Saturday 31 March 2018 – 5.55pm
A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY
Thursday 29 March 2018 – 2PM
With a feast of first class games, colourful animal characters and heart warming fun it’s the family treat you can enjoy between meals without ruining your appetite!
BERNSTEIN CENTENARY – Royal Ballet
Tuesday 27 March 2018 – 7.15pm
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.
Friday 23 March 2018, SATURDAY 24 MARCH – 7.45pm
A rollicking farce with endearing characters, memorable tunes and a hilariously happy ending. Set aboard the good ship “Pinafore”, this comic operetta tells the classic tale of star-crossed lovers and is a delight not to be missed.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – NTL
Saturday 17 March 2018 – 7pm
New re-scheduled date …
LA BOHEME – The Met
Tuesday 13 March 2018 – 7PM
New re-scheduled date..
SEMIRAMIDE – The Met
Saturday 10 March 2018 – 5.55pm
Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. Angela Meade in the title role takes on the challenging vocal fireworks.
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME
Thursday 08 March 2018 – 7.45pm
This is a unique experience, a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors with live actors recreating scenes from their lives as teenagers during WWll.
CARMEN – ROH
Tuesday 06 March 2018 – 6.45pm
A far-from-traditional version of Carmen, 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.
THE WINTER’S TALE – ROH Ballet
Wednesday 28 February 2018 – 7.15pm
Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation.
THE VICAR OF DIBLEY
Saturday 24 February 2018, SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY, MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY, TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – 7.45pm
This side-splitting stage adaptation, brought to life by new Community Project PROJECT PLAY is everything you could possibly want it to be.
Saturday 17 February 2018 – 2PM
Puppeteer Frank Stein has had enough with his badly made puppets that keep falling apart! Inspired by Dr Frankenstein he creates a puppet that changes his life forever!
Little Frankenstein will tickle the imagination of everyone from 5 to 105 years old.
TWELFTH NIGHT – RSC
Wednesday 14 February 2018 – 7pm
‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house, And all the brothers too.’
A tale of unrequited love, hilarious and heartbreaking. Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”.
L’ELISIR D’AMORE – The Met
Saturday 10 February 2018 – 5PM
Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth. Starring Matthew Polenzani. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
SAVIOUR BY THE AMETHYST
Saturday 03 February 2018 – 7.45pm
Black Hound Productions is a youth company run by young people all aged 18 and under. This is their latest production in a line of theatre performances and short films – a tragic tale of reformation, set in Somerset in the 1870s.
TOSCA – The Met
Monday 29 January 2018 – 7PM
Sonya Yoncheva stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief – one of his signature roles. Andris Nelsons conducts.
MACBETH – Mark Bruce Company
Thursday 25 January 2018, Friday 26 January, Saturday 27 January – 7.45pm
The multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company presents a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a tragic descent into the darkest sides of human nature.
EMBRACE – THE BODY IMAGE FILM
Thursday 18 January 2018 – 7PM
When Taryn Brumfitt posted a before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100m people. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s journey around the globe as she explores the issue of body loathing, and what we’re fed by the media
Tuesday 16 January 2018 – 7.15pm
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…
YOUNG MARX – NTL
Friday 12 January 2018 – 7pm
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
THE NUTCRACKER – ROH
Thursday 21 December 2017 – 7.15PM
A young girls’ enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
HANSEL AND GRETEL
Thursday 07 December 2017, to saturday 16 december – various times
A delicious festive family treat!
The creative team that produced the award winning original adaptation of The Little Mermaid returns this Christmas with a musical version of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.
ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS
Thursday 23 November 2017, FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER, SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER – 7.45pm
Laughter will be on tap in Frome Drama Club’s latest production, One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean. Calum Grant directs a fantastically funny farce in which Francis must keep it secret that he has two jobs and therefore two guvnors.
THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL – MET
Saturday 18 November 2017 – 5.55PM
Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life.
British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film.
FOLLIES – NTL
Thursday 16 November 2017 – 7pm
A dazzling musical by Stephen Sondheim, performed for the first time on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage.
The cast includes Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee and the production will also include a 21-piece orchestra.
THE NOISE NEXT DOOR: UPROAR!
Thursday 02 November 2017 – 7.45pm
An anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs.
Tuesday 31 October 2017 – 7.45pm
A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed one-man play by celebrated performance poet, Lemn Sissay.
Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay’s upbringing in children’s homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity.
Saturday 28 October 2017 – 7.45pm
Following ‘Adolf’ and ‘Churchill’ Pip IS The ‘Iron Lady’!
Saviour or witch? She divided the nation like no other politician. Hear her philosophies; seize the opportunity to question her, and watch her explain and justify herself.
WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Wednesday 25 October 2017 – 2PM
From the peaceful river bank to the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures.
A beautiful new adaptation, featuring handmade puppets and a charming original score.
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND – ROH
Monday 23 October 2017 – 7.15PM
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.
Sunday 22 October 2017 – 11.30AM
This new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters. Please note the 2pm showing has been cancelled.
GUYS AND DOLLS
Thursday 19 October 2017, FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER, SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER – 7.45pm
The undisputed fable of Broadway, Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE – METROPOLITAN OPERA
Saturday 14 October 2017 – 5.55PM
Experience Mozart’s irresistible fantasy in all its glory! Will brave Prince Tamino rescue Princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro, and will Papageno the foolish bird catcher learn wisdom enough to help him?
CORIOLANUS – RSC
Thursday 12 October 2017 – 7pm
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
NORMA – METROPOLITAN OPERA
Saturday 07 October 2017 – 5.55PM
Directed by Sir David McVicar, this evocative new production sets the action deep in a Druid forest, where nature and ancient ritual rule. The priestess Norma is torn between loyalty to her oppressed people and love for a Roman soldier. On the eve of a Druid revolt, she must choose between two agonising betrayals – only to learn that she herself has already been betrayed.
Friday 06 October 2017 – 7.45pm
Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what’s next for British politics.
‘The State of the Nation’ is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.
HAMLET (ENCORE) – NTL
Thursday 05 October 2017 – 7pm
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to the Merlin this October.
Wednesday 04 October 2017 – 7.45pm
An international flamenco company with artists of the highest calibre, Mi Flamenco is back on the road with its third UK tour.
Imagine strong-flavoured flamenco shot through with theatre, surprises and a hint of magic and you have Incognito.
LA BOHÈME – ROH
Tuesday 03 October 2017 – 7.15PM
Puccini’s passionate opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecien, in a new production by Richard Jones.
BATH MALE CHOIR
Sunday 24 September 2017 – 7.30pm
A concert in memory of Tony Pickett with the celebrated Bath Male Choir from the BBC TV series Last Choir Standing.
Saturday 23 September 2017 – 7.45pm
The Hiccup’s award-winning comedic theatre and dance show from 2015, in which Chess Dillon-Reams and Cristina MacKerron take their audiences on a bitter-sweet journey on the merry-go-round of romance.
Saturday 16 September 2017 – 2PM
Why not participate in the overall flamenco experience and do a flamenco dance workshop at this special discounted price
Saturday 09 September 2017 – 7.45pm
A creative collaboration between Frome’s twin towns: Château-Gontier in France, Murrhardt in Germany, and Rabka-Zdrój in Poland.
Films4Europe is an international film project.
THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG
Friday 01 September 2017 – 2PM
There’s been a dreadful mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has switched places with Pigmella, the farmer’s new piglet! This wonderful open-air family production is filled with music, and puppetry!