In his play Jekyll & Hyde & So on, based on the English novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Koki Mitani, a well-known Japanese playwright and director, transforms the horrific atmosphere of the original novel with his unique comical style.
A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Garcia Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.
Set in contemporary London, Billie Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties, desperate to conceive, builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking climax.
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Directed and choreographed by award-winning Sir Matthew Bourne OBE. His interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young Royal Air Force pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz, a German bombing offensive against Britain during WW II.
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Libera is an English, all-boy vocal group directed by Robert Prizeman.
The boys, aged between seven and 16, attend many different local schools in South London and come from a variety of backgrounds. Their atmospheric albums have topped classical and mainstream charts around the world.
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The Royal Ballet’s new Swan Lake will be broadcast live in cinemas.
Liam Scarlett’s new production is the company’s first in 30 years. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
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The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi and Michael Gambon.
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Live-action/computer-animated comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter. The film stars James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, and Margot Robbie.