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  "Dad's Army " FILM Saturday 28th May, every Thursday July 7 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.
   
  "A View from the Bridge" [E] NT Saturday 4th June 7.00pm
A View from the Bridge tells the story of Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman, who supports his wife Bea and her orphaned niece Catherine, their ward since infancy and now a blossoming 17-year-old.
 
Marco and Rodolpho, cousins from Sicily,arrive looking for work despite the dangers of being illegals. and Eddie is willing to do his familial duty, allowing them to stay in the cramped apartment, until the unthinkable happens: Catherine and Rodolpho fall in love and set in train a sequence of events leading ultimately to tragedy.
 
Written by Arthur Miller and first produced in 1955.
   
   
  "Hamlet" [E] RSC Saturday 11th June 7.00pm
Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.
 
Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice - submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.
 
Simon Godwin directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, confronting each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.
 
  "Steel Magnolias " Tuesday 14th - Saturday 18th June 7.30pm
Spotlight Theatre Drama's in-house production is set in Truvvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are ‘anybody’ come to have their hair done, and help is provided by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married).
   
The outspoken Truvvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years’); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth, and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a ‘good ole boy’.
 
Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions the play moves towards a more serious ending as the ladies ponder their own mortality. This gives them an underlying strength, and love, which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvellously amicable company in good times and bad.
   
The play was famously filmed in 1989 starring Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis and Daryl Hannah.

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  "The Barber of Seville" [E] Glyndebourne Sunday 26th June 6.30pm
Rossini’s opera has not been seen at Glyndebourne Festival since 1982.
 
The production stars two Glyndebourne favourites: the internationally acclaimed lyric soprano Danielle de Niese as Rosina and Italian buffo baritone Alessandro Corbelli as Dr Bartolo. The award-winning young German baritone Björn Bürger will make his Glyndebourne debut in the title role.
 
The opera remains one of the most frequently performed comic operas in the repertoire. The barber of the title is Figaro, whose impressive entrance aria (“Largo al factotum”)—with its repeated proclamations of his own name—is one of the best-known of all opera arias.
 
 
  "Werther" [E] RoH Covent Garden Saturday 2nd July 7.00pm
Werther loves Charlotte, but she promised her mother on her deathbed that she would marry Albert. After the marriage Charlotte suggests that Werther should travel – but not forget her.
 
 Charlotte, unhappily married, has fallen in love with Werther through his letters. He returns unexpectedly; Charlotte sends him away. Werther shoots himself and dies in Charlotte’s arms.
 
 
  "Romeo and Juliet" [E] Kenneth Branagh Theatre Co. Saturday 9th July 7.15pm
Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are sworn enemies. The lovers marry in secret before Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin Tybalt in a fight and is banished from the city.
 
 Juliet’s family arrange for her to marry Paris. To escape, Juliet takes a potion that makes her appear lifeless. Romeo does not receive the message explaining her plan; thinking her dead, he goes to her tomb and kills himself. She wakes, sees Romeo’s corpse and stabs herself.
   
 Starring Derek Jacobi, Lily James and Richard Madden  
 
  "The Audience " [E] NT Saturday 16th July 7.00pm
Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards, National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience stars Helen Mirren in her multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II.
 
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses, but through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
   
This special encore screening is in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday, and includes an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.
   
  "The Master Singers of Nurenberg" [E] Glyndebourne Sunday 17th July 5.30pm
It is Midsummer's eve, Nuremberg, and Wagner's comedy, about art and its place in society, revolves around the real-life cobbler-poet Hans Sachs and the guild of mastersingers – poets and musicians who pursue their craft according to traditions and rules.
 
A goldsmith's daughter, Eva, and a knight, Walther von Stolzing, fall in love, but Eva's father has promised her to the winner in the forthcoming song contest. Walther must learn the mastersinger's art rapidly, under the wise tuition of Sachs – and despite a challenge from the foolish town clerk Beckmesser..
   
 The distinguished Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, who began his career in the Glyndebourne Chorus, returns to the role of Hans Sachs, with American soprano Amanda Majeski as Eva. Canadian-German tenor Michael Schade makes his Glyndebourne debut as Walther von Stolzing.
   
  "DecaDance" Every Tuesday 26th July - 27th September 7.30pm
The Spotlight team brings you its ever popular annual summer spectacular guaranteed to have you tapping your toes, clapping your hands and even joining in your favourite songs.
 
A live show for all ages takes you on a journey of songs, dance and comedy from the 50s to the 'noughties', the Beatles to Bowie - the Platters to Paloma Faith.
 
Please note that tickets may be available at Spotlight Theatre immediately prior to the show.
   
 
   
  "Andre Rieu Maastricht Concert" [E] Saturday 23rd 7.30pm -Sunday 24th July 3.00pm
Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.
 
Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his world-famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André promises, and delivers, an unforgettable musical experience full of humour, fun and emotion for all ages.
   
Host Charlotte Hawkins introduces the show and conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.
 
  "Richard III " [E] Almeida Theatre London 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.
 
   
  "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.
   
 
  "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.
 
  "The Entertainer " [E] Kenneth Branagh Theatre Co. Sunday 30th October 7.00pm
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
 
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