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  "Dad's Army " [FILM] Every Thursday July 21st to Sept 29th 7.30pm
Dad’s Army, the feature film based on the much-loved iconic British comedy, was filmed at locations in the East Riding including, of course, Bridlington.
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army.
In Walmington-on-Sea, however, morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert.
MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.
  "DecaDance" Every Tuesday 26th July - 27th September 7.30pm
After two successful sell out Summer Seasons the Spotlight team continues to bring the traditional Seaside Special with this year's "DecaDance", guaranteed to have you tapping your toes, clapping your hands and even joining in your favourite songs.
The in house cast and band will bring you songs from the 50s through to the noughties, Bill Haley through to Take That, the Beatles to Bowie - the Platters to Paloma Faith.
Our young dancers have some great routines, of course not forgetting a laugh on the way, and there will be tributes to Victoria Wood and Monty Python.
 So a great Summer evening in store for all the family at Brids favourite little venue.
Please note that tickets may be available at Spotlight Theatre immediately prior to the show.
  "Aladdin" Every Wednesday 27th July - 31st August 7 pm
Brought to you by Styletrax Productions this year's summer pantomime is the tale of a young boy named Aladdin who has fallen in love with the Princess Jasmine.
They have to keep their love secret as the King would be very angry if he knew Jasmine was dating a pauper.
See Aladdin, with his best friend Wishee Washee and his mum The Widow Twanky, try to defeat the evil Abanazar.
The only way Aladdin could ever marry the Princess Jasmine is if he became rich, which will never happen…….or will it?
For lots of fun and laughter, and a nod in the direction of Christmas, come and enjoy a family show whch has something for everyone.
Please note that tickets may be available at Spotlight Theatre immediately prior to the show.
  "Richard III " [E] Almeida Theatre London [Certificate 15] Saturday 30th July 7.30pm
Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave star in William Shakespeare's historical play, believed to have been written in approximately 1592.
After a long civil war between the royal family of York and the royal family of Lancaster, England enjoys a period of peace under King Edward IV and the victorious Yorks.
But Edward’s younger brother, Richard, resents Edward’s power and the happiness of those around him.
Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard begins to aspire secretly to the throne—and decides to kill anyone he has to in order to become king.
  "Beatrice & Benedict" [E] Glyndebourne Saturday 13th August 6.30pm
 In the 400th anniversary year of the death of William Shakespeare, Berlioz’s opera will have its fully staged Glyndebourne debut starring French mezzo soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac playing Béatrice opposite the US tenor Paul Appleby.
Based on the Shakespeare comedy Much Ado About Nothing, it is the tale of two young people who hide their attraction to one another by fighting incessantly. That is until all their friends conspire to trick them into marrying!
A charming, funny story set to the gorgeous music of Hector Berlioz. Music will be sung in French with a narration in English.
  "Berlin Philharmonic " Friday 26th August 5.30 pm
Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Phiharmonic in a live classical concert.
The programme opens with Pierre Boulez's "Eclat", writen for 15 instruments, which he composed in 1965.
This is followed by Mahler's 7th symphony, premiered in 1908, and regarded by some as the hardest of his works to love.
  "The Deep Blue Sea" NT [Captured Live] Saturday 3rd September 7.00 pm
Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.
A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.
When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.
Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
  "Turandot" Opera Australia [Captured Live] Saturday 17th September 7.00 pm
The opera's story is set in China and involves Prince Calaf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot.
To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death.
Calaf passes the test, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. He offers her a way out: if she is able to learn his name before dawn the next day, then at daybreak he will die.
 Puccini's final opera features one of opera's best known arias - 'Nessun dorma' - 'nobody shall sleep !'
  "Our Day Out" September 23rd 7pm , 24th 2pm & 7pm, ,25th 2pm
Performed by Spotlight's Northern Lights Theatre Company the play 'Our Day Out' was written by Willy Russell in1977 and later converted into a full length stage musical.
The major themes in Our Day Out are the lack of education, lack of opportunity and deprivation in inner city Liverpool, equaling unemployment and no money for education because of this.
When Mrs Kay's 'Progress Class' are unleashed for a day's coach trip to Conway Castle in Wales, it is an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, fourteen and free from school.
 But this is more than a romp - it points up the depressing present and empty future for these comphrehensive no-hopers from the backstreets of Liverpool, for whom a day out is as much as they can expect.
  "The Threepenny Opera" NT [Captured Live] [Cert 15] Sunday 25th September 7.00 pm
Based on John Gay's eighteenth century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera was first staged in 1928. With Kurt Weill's unforgettable music - one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz to the theatre - it became a popular hit throughout the western world.
Following the overture, a shabby figure comes onstage with a barrel organ and launches into a song chronicling the crimes of the notorious bandit and womanizer Macheath, "Mack the Knife," who marries the innocent and virginal Polly Peachum.
This displeases her father, who controls the beggars of London, and so he endeavours to have Macheath put in jail, but his attempts are hindered by the fact that the Chief of Police, Tiger Brown, is Macheath's old army comrade.
 Still, Peachum exerts his influence and eventually gets Macheath arrested and sentenced to death. Macheath escapes this fate when, in an unrestrained parody of a happy ending, a messenger from the Queen arrives to pardon Macheath and grant him the title of Baron.
  "Cymbeline" RSC [Captured Live] Saturday 1st October 7 pm
Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved? Cymbeline is Shakespeare’s coming of age tragicomic romance. A story of power, sexuality and identity.
An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief at the death of two of her children, Cymbeline’s judgement is clouded.
When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart Posthumus in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him.Behind the throne, a power-hungry figure plots to seize power by murdering them both.
In exile Innogen's husband is tricked into believing she has been unfaithful to him and in an act of impulsive jealousy begins a scheme to have her murdered.
 Warned of the danger, Innogen runs away from court in disguise and begins a journey fraught with danger that will eventually reunite Cymbeline with a long-lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.
  "Norma" Covent Garden [Captured Live] Sunday 2nd October 7.15 pm
A close-knit community’s way of life is threatened by unstoppable change.
 The people want war. Their priestess Norma, secretly in love with one of the enemy, resists.
But now he has a new love. And in the face of his betrayal, it seems Norma is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice
Torn between love and loyalty to her people, what will she sacrifice?
  "JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW" Thursday 6th & Friday7th October 7.30pm
Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star and a true icon of the 20th Century.
"Just Like That!" embarks on a nationwide tour after sell-out success at the West End's Museum of Comedy. This all-encapsulating show features John Hewer giving "a perfect illusion of time travel" and delivering "nuances both obvious and subtle" as the man in the fez.
Complete with live musical accompaniment, this critically acclaimed tribute show is full of magic and mirth and is the perfect celebration of Britain's favourite comedian.
  "Tristan & Isolde" Met Opera NY [Captured Live] Saturday 8th October 5 pm
King Mark of Cornwall has plenty to be worried about: his enemy Morholt of Ireland is threatening invasion and a charismatic stranger, Tristan has turned up in their midst.  Together they take on the fight and on winning, form a strong bond.
But when Mark asks Tristan to go to Ireland and get the beautiful Isolde to be his bride, Tristan quickly falls in love with the enigmatic princess.
On their return to Cornwall, their affair, aided by a nefarious love potion, carries on, causing chaos in the lives and the hearts of the three, with effects that will change all of them forever...
Wagner’s breathtaking meditation on love and death holds a unique place in the opera world.
  "The Sleeping Beauty" Australian Ballet [Captured Live] Sunday 9th October 7 pm
The Sleeping Beauty is often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. It is a grandiose and refined blending of the traditional mime, expressive pas d'action and spectacular divertissements in a lavish theatrical setting.
 Tchaikovsky was delighted with the invitation to write the music for a ballet based on Charles Perrault's well known fairy tale
A baby princess, condemned at her christening by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday, is saved by the gift of the good Lilac Fairy, who
declares the princess will only sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince.
The fairy tale, replete with a king and queen, fairies both good and evil, a beautiful princess and dream prince, magical stage effects, and courtly splendor, lent itself perfectly to the full evening ballet.
  "King Lear " RSC [Captured Live] Saturday 15th October 7 pm
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.
A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted.
Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point
Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. The production is directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
  "Don Giovanni "Met Opera NY [Captured Live] Saturday 22nd October 5.55 pm
Based on the story of the famous seducer Don Juan, Mozart’s beloved Don Giovanni is considered by many to be the perfect opera.
Following the adventures of the lascivious Don and the women he leaves in his wake, the opera manages to be comic, dramatic, and philosophical -- and to contain some of the most beautiful music ever written.
Add in the famous scene in which a vengeful ghost drags the Don down into hell, and it’s clear why this edge-of-your-seat opus remains one of the most popular operas in the world.
  "Cosi-fan-Tutte" Covent Garden [Captured Live] Sunday 23rd October 6.30 pm
Ferrando loves Dorabella and Guglielmo loves Fiordiligi – but their friend Don Alfonso “an old philosopher” is sceptical.
He offers the young men a bet: given the opportunity, their loves will prove unfaithful in less than a day. Confident of their girlfriends’ fidelity, Ferrando and Guglielmo accept.
The men pretend to be called away to war, only to return in disguise : each begins to woo the other’s lover but, it quickly becomes clear that the feelings of all four lovers are much more complicated than any of them had thought..
Don Alfonso watches on as the young men and women graduate through his school for lovers.
  "The Entertainer " [Captured Live] Kenneth Branagh Theatre Co. Sunday 30th October 7 pm
Overwhelming political apathy, an economy in turmoil, and tension in the middle east – this is the startlingly prescient backdrop of John Osbourne's The Entertainer.
In Osbourne's portrait of postwar Britain Archie Rice is a miffed,failing, middle aged vaudeville performer Following in the footsteps of his retired father, Archie's career and personal life have hit rock bottom; when we see him he is telling bad jokes in a seedy seaside music hall and fighting with his wife'
John Hurt plays legendary patriach Billy Rice alonside Kenneth Branagh as Archie Rice. Also joining the company are Jonah Hauer-King as Frank Rice, Sophie McShera as Jean Rice and Greta Scacchi as Phoebe Rice
  "Anastasia" [Captured Live] Covent Garden Ballet Saturday 5th November 7.15 pm
Kenneth MacMillan’s full-length ballet is a compelling exploration of identity in the turbulent wake of the Russian Revolution
Events overtake the young Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov and her family: World War I is declared, and then the Russian Revolution brings their privileged lives to an end.
A woman who believes herself to be Anastasia, sole survivor from the massacre of the Romanovs, is incarcerated in an asylum. Memory and fantasy intermingle; she recalls her rescue, the death of her husband, the disappearance of her child and her attempted suicide. But, despite her nightmares, her faith in her own identity cannot be shaken.
  "Christmas with Andre Rieu" Saturday 19th November TIME TBC
Christmas with André, a festive celebration, features an 80 minute recorded Christmas concert packed with Christmas favourites, including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas & many more!
Exclusively for cinemas, André invites his fans to his hometown with an intimate live tour of Maastricht's magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in an interactive Q&A, hosted by Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins.
 CinemaLive will be asking cinema managers to send their photos of guests arriving for the event, to be included in a special "Cinema Audience" segment played out at the end of the broadcast.
  "Tales of Hoffman" [Captured Live] Covent Garden Sunday 20th November 6.15 pm
 The great storyteller Hoffmann is losing himself to drink. His rival in love, Councillor Lindorf, claims that Hoffmann knows nothing of the heart, and so goads Hoffmann into telling the tales of his three great loves – each destroyed by a villain who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lindorf…
First Hoffmann tells of his infatuation for the mechanical doll, Olympia – who is destroyed by the inventor Coppélius.
Next comes the courtesan Giulietta, who throws over his adoration in favour of jewels from the magician Dappertutto.
Finally, the gentle Antonia is forced to sing to her death by the wicked Doctor Miracle. His stories finished, Hoffmann rouses from his drunken stupor to find Lindorf has made off with Stella, Hoffmann’s latest love – but the Muse compels him to transform his heartache into art.
  "Cinderella" [Captured Live] Australian Ballet Saturday 26th November 7 pm
 The world’s favourite fairy-tale, Cinderella, is brought to life by The Australian Ballet in acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s energetic production, bubbling with humour and set to Prokofiev’s divinely romantic score.
Whilst her outrageous stepmother and her excitable daughters prepare for the Royal Ball, Cinderella dreams of dancing with the Prince.
Later that evening, magically her rags become a glittering gown and, escorted by heavenly stars and planets, she arrives at the Ball. From that very moment the Prince is smitten, midnight strikes and one lost slipper later, he must now embark on a world-wide journey to find his lost love…
 Making its European premiere, this thoroughly magical modern classic will delight the whole family. With the Orchestra of English National Opera. An Askonas Holt and Raymond Gubbay Ltd. Presentation
  "Nutcracker" [Captured Live] Covent Garden Ballet Sunday 11th December 7.15 pm
 The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same.
Young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.
 The Russian composer Tchaikovsky was commissioned by the choreographer Marius Petipa to write the music for the ballet and his score has become one of his most famous compositions
  "L'Amour De Loin" [Captured Live] Met Opera NY Sunday 18th December 5.55 pm
L’Amour de Loin is based on a twelfth-century troubadour song by a French prince, Jaufré Rudel, who fantasizes about a perfect woman (he tried all the local ones in his youth) only to learn from a traveling knight that she exists: she’s Clémence, Countess of Tripoli.
  The prince composes songs for her, the Traveller crosses the ocean to sing them and courtship by aquatic messenger ensues.
At first, Clémence finds Jaufré’s attention presumptuous while the prince rails at the knight for singing his songs, but eventually Jaufre makes the crossing whch is hard, and at the end of which he is gravely ill, and dies happily in Clémence’s embrace.

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