Live Theatre Events Streamed to the Louth Playhouse Cinema
1815 Tuesday 2 April
La Forza del Destino
(The Force of Destiny)
from the Royal Opera House Live from London
In Verdi’s epic opera Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy.
Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Christopher Maltman, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
1600 Sunday 7April
The Golden Age
from The Bolshoi Moscow
In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favourite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot”, but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka… There is a jazzy score by Shostakovich and a music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos.
1900Thurs 11 April
All About Eve
fromThe Noel Coward Theatre London
All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend and true star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But then you know all about Eve…don’t you…?
Starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James
1845Tuesday 30 April
fromThe Royal Opera House London
Gounod’s most popular opera returns in David McVicar’s stunning Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.
Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul. Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite loses interest in her suitor Siébel and becomes infatuated with Faust.
1900 Tuesday 14 May
All My Sons
from The Old Vic Theatre London
Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).
1915 Thursday 16 May
Within the Golden Hour
from The Royal Opera House London
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date
1600 Sunday 19 May
The Carmen Suite and Petrushka
from The Bolshoi Moscow
An evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.
A one act ballet created in 1967 by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, The Carmen Suite is an iconoclastic but highly entertaining retelling of Bizet’s opera. Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle.
Music by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin for his wife, the legendary prima ballerina assoluta Maya Plisetskaya.
The music, taken from Georges Bizets’ opera Carmen and arranged for strings and percussion, is not as a 19th-century pastiche but rather “a creative meeting of the minds” with Bizet’s melodies reclothed in a variety of fresh instrumental colours (including the frequent use of percussion), set to new rhythms, and often phrased with a great deal of sly wit. Initially banned by the Soviet hierarchy as “disrespectful” to the opera for precisely these qualities, the ballet has since become Shchedrin’s best-known work and has remained popular in the West.
Petrushka is one of the greatest ballets, and illustrates the timeless tragedy of the human spirit, telling the story of the loves and jealousies of three puppets. The three are brought to life by the Charlatan. Petrushka loves the Ballerina, but she rejects him: she prefers the Moor. Petrushka is angry and hurt, and challenges the Moor. The Moor kills him with his scimitar. Petrushka’s ghost rises above the puppet theatre as night falls. He shakes his fist at the Charlatan, then collapses in a second death.
This is a new contemporary presentation created for the Bolshoi by the choreographer Edward Clug.
1915 Tuesday 11 June
Romeo and Juliet Ballet from the Royal Opera House London
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece.
Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud. They marry in secret, but tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet’s cousin Tybalt. As punishment, he is banished from the city.