Calendar

Dec
15
Sat
CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm

This winter, join in the fun and enjoy your favourite Christmas show in the cinema for the first time ever! The much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience.

The makers of Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and Snow Queen will delight audiences this year with the classic tale of Thumbelina. This CBeebies Christmas Show recreates on the big screen the live Thumbelina performance and includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring the much-loved Justin Fletcher (Something Special) in Justin’s Countdown to Christmas.

This holiday season, laugh and sing along with your favourite CBeebies Stars and be part of a fabulous interactive show for all the family.

70 mins

U

Dec
23
Sun
Kids Christmas Party
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids Christmas Party

Tis the season for festive family fun!

Enjoy a family-filled festive party with a disco, party games, buffet, baking, inflatables and a GIFT FROM SANTA! Your kids will burn off loads of energy and have a fantastic time!

Tickets cost £7.50 per child can be purchased from Picky reception or on 01856 879900.

Ages 0 – 12

Jan
22
Tue
Royal Opera House Live: The Queen Of Spades (Opera)
Jan 22 @ 6:45 pm

Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession.

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere.

In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

Includes one interval. Sung in Russian with English subtitles.

210 mins

12A

Jan
30
Wed
Royal Opera House Live: La Traviata (Opera)
Jan 30 @ 6:45 pm

Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

Includes two intervals. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

215 mins

12A

Jan
31
Thu
National Theatre Live: I’m Not Running
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

180 mins (tbc)

12A

Feb
19
Tue
Royal Opera House Live: Don Quixote (Ballet)
Feb 19 @ 7:15 pm

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.

Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

Includes one interval

165 mins

12A

Mar
16
Sat
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Jason Manford: Muddle Class

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. ‘Muddle Class’ promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ – causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.

Jason said: “Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, ‘it’s been ages since you’ve toured’. I thought ‘no way, it was last year wasn’t it? Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago! I just got fooled cos I’ve been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day! So I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it’s changed over the years, how the world has changed and how my parents haven’t changed a bit! It’s going to be a great tour and I can’t wait to see you there.”

‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.

“Effortlessly entertaining” ****
Evening Standard

“He’s blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can’t manufacture” ****
Daily Telegraph

13+ age restriction

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

May
31
Fri
One Night of Queen
May 31 @ 7:30 pm
One Night of Queen

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
Performed by Gary Mullen and the Works

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences.

The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

2019 will be One Night of Queen’s 12th Consecutive US tour.

There is no age restriction on this show. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets cost £22.50 and are available from Picky or online at See Tickets.

Jun
2
Sun
The Legends of American Country
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Legends of American Country

Now seen by over 250,000 fans direct from Ireland,Europe’s No 1 Country music show “The Legends of American Country” returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics.

The 2019 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and Kenny Rogers and 5 brand new tributes to icons Willie Nelson, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell and Don Williams and countless other well known hit songs in this must see extravaganza.

The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all backed by the superb Keltic Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back. One things for sure, if you like Country music this is the only show in town!

Tickets: £21.50 and are available from The Pickaquoy Centre. There is no age restriction to this show.

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