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To Kill a King

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(M) Dir. Mike Barker, UK, 2003, 102 min | Drama, History
England 1645: After years of civil war, King Charles I is overthrown and two heroes have emerged – Lord General Thomas Fairfax (Dougray Scott) and his best friend deputy General Oliver Cromwell (Tim Roth). Their close friendship is threatened when Fairfax and his wife conspire to return the King to power while Cromwell instead orders his execution seizing control. […]

Metropolis – Reconstructed & Restored

(G) Dir. Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927. 150 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
The definitive, authorised version of this towering classic, at a length over one-third longer than any previous release. This restored and reconstructed version includes 25 minutes of lost footage recovered in Argentina in 2008. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema.

The Mikado

★★★★ “Irresistible… a brilliant comic performance” – The Stage

(E) 2 hr 30 min (inc. 20 min interval) | Opera performance

Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum. Just one snag. She’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute – chop chop! Otherwise, it’s his own neck on the block. Maybe Ko-Ko and Nanki-Poo can come to some arrangement… without anyone losing their head?

Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, Jonathan Miller’s Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. […]

The Barber of Seville

★ ★ ★ ★ “Great fun and highly recommended” – The Guardian

(E) 3 hr 05 min (inc. 20 min interval) | Opera performance

The Barber of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. When grumpy Bartolo stands between his beautiful young ward Rosina and her lover Count Almaviva, there’s only one person to call on: local barber and man-with-a-plan Figaro. But with Rosina kept under lock and key, can Figaro fix it for them? It could be a close shave. […]

Benvenuto Cellini

(E) 3 hrs 10 min (inc. 20 min interval) | Opera performance
Following 2011’s sell-out The Damnation of Faust, director Terry Gilliam and ENO Music Director Edward Gardner reunite to forge this remarkable new production of Berlioz’s rarely-performed Benvenuto Cellini. Gilliam’s inexhaustible imagination is unleashed on the outrageous autobiography of celebrated 16-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. It’s a tale of thwarted love, elopement, intrigue, disguise, and mistaken identity, which also features dazzling visual set pieces including a wild Mardi Gras carnival.

The Pirates of Penzance

★★★★★ “Pricelessly funny…an entirely delightful evening” – The Stage

★★★★ “A jolly good show” – Daily Telegraph

(E) 2 hrs 20 min (inc. 20 min interval) | Opera performance

Fresh from the major success of his celebrated film Mr Turner, renowned filmmaker Mike Leigh makes his opera directing debut with this eagerly anticipated new production of sparkling comic masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance. In a hilarious performance where comedy and romance combine with surprising twists and turns, […]

La Traviata

(E) 2 hr 12 min (no interval) | Opera performance
Violetta is the high-flying but fragile courtesan forced into surrendering all hope of personal happiness in order to protect her lover’s reputation. A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, Verdi’s masterpiece combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time. Peter Konwitschny’s celebrated production of La Traviata returns to ENO, cutting to the very heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death. […]

Peter Grimes

(E) 3 hrs 14 min (inc. 10 & 15 min interval) | Opera performance
The bleak, enclosed world of a fishing village provides the backdrop for the story of fisherman Peter Grimes and his uneasy relationship with the other inhabitants. Following the death of Grimes’s apprentice, the community presumes Grimes to be guilty. Although he is cleared of any blame, the villagers no longer trust him, and when his new apprentice accidentally falls to his death, Grimes spirals towards a tragic breakdown. Features award-winning Australian tenor Stuart Skelton heading an outstanding cast. […]


(E) 2 hrs 45 min (inc. 20 min interval) | Opera performance
A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe. Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies. Sensational mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte leads the cast, alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as José. […]