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Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (TV's Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones,
Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.
Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig cafe struggling to keep afloat,
Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Sunday 20th October - 7.30pm
National Theatre Encore

The world premiere of Matthew Bourne’s brand-new dance production of Romeo + Juliet
A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s story of forbidden love
Matthew Bourne uses his trademark storytelling style to create a unique interpretation of the classic
tale told through dance
Performed by a talented ensemble of exceptional young dancers
With a specially commissioned orchestration of Prokofiev’s world-famous ballet score

The Telegraph

Time Magazine

The New Yorker

Tuesday 22nd October - 6.00pm

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy
of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a
middle aged man whose supposed young wife runs
rings around him with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind has long delighted and surprised
audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers.
Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how
contemporary the characters still are and how
immediate and touching the story remains.

Thursday 24th October - 7.30pm
Royal Opera House Live

Raymonda  is  betrothed  to  Jean  de  Brienne,  a  gallant  knight  who  pledged  to  go  on  a
crusade  led  by  the  King  of  Hungary.  When  her  beloved  leaves,  Abderakhman,  a  foreign
knight,  makes  a  bid  for  the  hand  of  Raymonda  and  threatens  her  fate  when  she  rejects

Raymonda is a must see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary
choreographer Marius Petipa’s
final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court
scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the
most outstanding ballerina.

Sunday 27th October - 3.00pm
Bolshoi Ballet Live

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased
this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element
of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of Leonardo: The Works,
as EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen.
Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others.
This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his
ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art.
To be released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story.

Tuesday 29th October - 6.00pm
Exhibition on Screen

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of
Marius Petipa, to the home grown choreographers
who put British ballet on the world stage, this
mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company.
Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian
classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise
technique, while Ashton’s
Enigma Variations
is quintessentially British in every way from its score by
Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature
style, the essence of British ballet.
Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with
a contemporary mind, completes a
programme that shows the breadth of
The Royal Ballet’s

Tuesday 5th November - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House Live

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen)
in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to
the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana.
But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden,
and secrets are being dug up all over the place.
As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.
Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by
Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

Thursday 7th November - 7.00pm
National Theatre Live

42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’
and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’.
Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway,
this is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the heart of London’s West End.
Fresh off the bus from small-town America Peggy is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show.
But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…
Directed by the show author, Mark Bramble, this ‘achingly beautiful revival of an American classic’ stars
national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock, Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer and
Philip Bertioli as Billy Lawlor, performing with a dazzling tap-dancing and show-stopping ensemble cast.
Featuring iconic songs 42nd StreetWe’re In The MoneyLullaby Of BroadwayShuffle Off To BuffaloDames and
I Only Have Eyes For You, this is pure musical magic on the big screen – entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this!

Sunday 10th November - 2.00pm and Saturday 16th November - 8.00pm

Present Laughter
by Noël Coward

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.
As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of
spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships
compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Thursday 28th November - 7.00pm
National Theatre Live

A classic returns to
The Royal Ballet repertory with
Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny
Coppélia a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls.
The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score
and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company.
Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life
in this Christmas treat for the whole family.

Tuesday 10th December - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House Live

On  Christmas  Eve,  the  mysterious  Drosselmeyer
brings  a  Nutcracker  doll  as  a  gift  for  his
goddaughter  Marie.  At  midnight,  the  doll  comes  to  life  and  finds  himself  in  a  battle
against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.
In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita
Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely
elegant  Principal  Dancer  Semyon  Chudin  as  The  Nutcracker, 
captivating audiences  of  all ages
and bringing them on
an otherworldly journey.

Sunday 15th December - 2.00pm
Bolshoi Ballet Recorded

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker,
created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the
production par excellence of an all time ballet favourite.
It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the
magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure
in which time is suspended, the family
living room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey
takes them through the Land of Snow to
the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering
score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal
Ballet's captivating dancing
including an exquisite pas de deux between the
Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince,
make this Nutcracker
the quintessential Christmas experience.

Tuesday 17th December - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House

This ultimate concert will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to Andre's most amazing concert locations,
such as Schonbrunn Vienna, Radio City Musical Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam

Saturday 4th January 2020 - 5.30pm and Sunday 5th January - 2.45pm

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,
is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.
The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art
turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also
one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.
Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche
and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.
When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of
self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.

Tuesday 14th January 2020 - 6.00pm
Exhibition on Screen

This production of The Sleeping Beauty
has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946.
A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both
in its new home after World War II and as a
world class company.
Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived,
returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage.
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and
Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections
created for The Royal Ballet by
Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon.
This ballet is sure to cast its spell over
anyone who sees it.

Thursday 16th January 2020 - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House Live

The  young  peasant  girl  Giselle  dies  when  she  learns  that  the  man  she  loves,  Albrecht,  has
betrayed  her.  Against  her  own  will,  she  joins  the  Wilis,  vengeful  spirits  of  jilted  brides  who
condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion...
Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes.
In this brand new production, renowned choreographer
Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest
and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this
iconic ballet anew.

Sunday 26th January 2020 - 3.00pm
Bolshoi Ballet Live

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th century Paris is packed
with beautiful music, including lyrical arias,
celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the
Latin Quarter and a poignant final
scene over which the composer himself wept.
Richard Jones’s character led production perfectly captures
La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy,
with striking designs by Stewart Laing.
The cast featuressome of the greatest
interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today,
as well as former members of
The Royal Opera’s
Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Wednesday 29th January 2020 - 7.45pm
Royal Opera House Live

Prince  Siegfried  is  summoned  by  his  parents
to  choose  a  bride. 
However, he encounters  a mysterious  swan woman  by  the  lake,
Odette,  and  is  captivated by  her. 
His  vow  of  eternal
love to her will have irreversible consequences.
Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns
with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the
classical canon.
Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and
world famous corps de ballet in perfect unison,
the legendary love story between Prince
Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must see.

Sunday 23rd February 2020 - 3.00pm
Bolshoi Ballet Live

The Royal Ballet presents the world premiere of Cathy Marston's first work for the Company on the Main Stage alongside a revival of Jerome Robbins’s timeless classic of pure dance.

The scheduled premiere and live relay of LIAM SCARLETT'S new work has sadly been postponed to a later date in a subsequent season.
DANCES AT A GATHERING by Jerome Robbins replaces Scarlett's ballet as part of the double bill.

Tuesday 25th February 2020 - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House Live

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph.
In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano,
Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan,
and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’)
who daringly sets out to rescue him.
Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue,
determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.
The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and
Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope.
Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings
together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own
time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Tuesday 17th March 2020 - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House Live

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018,
returns for its first revival.
While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text,
Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s
magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably
the best known and most loved classical ballet.
The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love,
a masterpiece filled with iconic moments.
Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite
choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and
Odile to the swans at the lakeside.
An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Wednesday 1st April 2020 - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House Live

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years.
It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.
From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on
this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to
the present day. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have
depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.

Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 6.00pm
Exhibition on Screen

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels
on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New
York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.
Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that
had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone.
Jewels offers a unique
occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by
some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.

Sunday 19th April 2020 - 4.00pm
Bolshoi Ballet Live

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed recreation of life
in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre
visits and emotions erupt.
The award winning production
by Damiano Michieletto presents
vividly the fast moving, shocking events brought about by
secret love and uncontrollable jealousy.
The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the
villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias
and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy.
With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one
wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

Tuesday 21st April 2020 - 7.00pm
Royal Opera House Live

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through
the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama
of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on
mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of
Paradiso with their endless configurations of light.
The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own
exile, and traces his path from crisis to
revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his
lost love Beatrice.
In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer
Wayne McGregor collaborates with
an award winning team contemporary composer
Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean,
lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed
to bring us closer to Dante and his
extraordinary vision.

Thursday 28th May 2020 - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House Live

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by
the award winning director Christof Loy.
This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and
a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to
lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences
since its 1909 premiere.
Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with
moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss
interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002.
The outstanding cast
includes Nina Stemme (Brunnhilde in last Season’s
Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and
Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Thursday 18th June 2020 - 7.45pm
Royal Opera House Live

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo.
She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life.
Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.
Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the extraordinary symbolism
and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.
Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered.
Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access
to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.
We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her
a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?

Monday 6th July 2020 - 6.00pm
Exhibition on Screen