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Ambassadors Cinemas, Woking

Ambassadors Cinemas, Woking

The Ambassadors Cinemas is proud to present the very best in entertainment with our Event Cinema Screenings / Cultural Screenings.
You can enjoy a vast array of theatre, ballet, opera, concerts and even exhibitions in the comfort of your local cinema, either transmitted live via satellite or pre-recorded. See what is on offer below and experience something a bit different on your doorstep.

 

NT Live: The Madness of George III


NT Live: The Madness of George III

Director: Adam Penford
 
Cast: Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough
 
 
The Madness of George III
by Alan Bennett
 
Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
 
Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).
 
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. 
Show image photograph (Mark Gatiss) by Creative by Wren
 
Tue 20 November
RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida


RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

Running time: TBC

Director: Gregory Doran

 

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

Wed 14 November
Andre Rieu: 2019 New Years Concert


Andre Rieu: 2019 New Years Concert

Music: André Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra
 
Rated: 12A
 
André Rieu is thrilled to announce his first tour dates for 2019 . The “King of the Waltz” will return for his traditional New Year’s Concerts to the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam and the Sportpaleis Antwerp.
 
The traditional festive New Year’s Concerts will celebrate the new year and the beginning of a new World Tour of André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra. 
Sat 05 January 2019
  19:00
Sun 06 January 2019
15:00  
Bolshoi 2018-19: CarmenPetrushka


Bolshoi 2018-19: CarmenPetrushka

Music: Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin and Igor Stravinsky
 
Choreography: Alberto Alonso and Edward Clug
 
Libretto: (For Carmen Suite) Alberto Alonso after Prosper Mérimée
 
Distribution: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
 
 
Carmen: Impetuous Carmen seduces Don José in order to convince him to let her out of jail. Once outside, she thinks she’s finally free before realizing that she’s in fact prisoner of a love triangle: she wants to be with the famous Torero Escamillo, but she can’t make Don José go away.
 
Petruska: At Saint-Petersburg’s carnival, three puppets are playing the same role over and over: the unhappy lover Petrushka, the coquette and a Moor. Fed up with this endless part that never goes well for him, Petrushka attacks his rival and flees from the puppets theater.
 
Sun 19 May 2019
Bolshoi 2018-19: Don Quixote


Bolshoi 2018-19: Don Quixote

Running time: TBC
Music: Léon Minkus
 
Choreography: Alexei Fadeyechev
 
Libretto: Marius Petipa after Miguel de Cervantes
 
 
Live recording from on April 10, 2016.
 
Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea.
 
Cervantes' hero comes to life in the Bolshoi's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi.
 
Sun 02 December
Bolshoi 2018-19: La Bayadere


Bolshoi 2018-19: La Bayadere

Rated:12A
 
Music: Léon Minkus
 
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
 
Libretto after: Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov
 
 
La Bayadere is one of the greatest works classical ballet history - a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India.
 
The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love.
 
Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the "Kingdom of the Shades," illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption.
 
Sun 20 January 2019
Bolshoi 2018-19: La Sylphide


Bolshoi 2018-19: La Sylphide

Running time: TBC

 

Music: Herman Severin Løvenskiold

Choreography: Johan Kobborg after August Bournonville

Libretto: Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni

 

La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style.

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love...

Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

Sun 11 November
Bolshoi 2018-19: The Golden Age


Bolshoi 2018-19: The Golden Age

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
 
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
 
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman
 
Cast: Nina Kaptsova (Rita), Ruslan Skvortsov (Boris), Mikhail Lobukhin (Yashka) and Ekaterina Krysanova (Lyuska)
 
 
 
 
 
In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite 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…
 
With its jazzy score by Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!
 
Sun 07 April 2019
Bolshoi 2018-19: the Nutcracker


Bolshoi 2018-19: the Nutcracker

Running time: TBC
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
 
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich
 
 
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins.
 
The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, The Nutcracker, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.
 
Sun 23 December
Bolshoi 2018-19: The Sleeping Beauty


Bolshoi 2018-19: The Sleeping Beauty

Rated: 12A
 
 
The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell.
 
A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features  scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.
 
Sun 10 March 2019
Funny Girl - the Musical


Funny Girl - the Musical

Running Time: 2h 45m 
Rated: PG
Director: Michael Mayer
Cast: Sheridan Smith 
 
Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in 'an unforgettable star turn' (The Times).
 
Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.
 
 
Wed 24 October
National Theatre Live: Allelujah


National Theatre Live: Allelujah

Running Time: 2h 50m
Rated: 15
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cast: Samuel Barnett, Jacqueline Chan, Deborah Findlay
 
Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss Alan Bennett's ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.
 
The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.
 
Thu 01 November
NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra


NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.
 
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
 
Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
 
Thu 06 December
NT Live: Im Not Running


NT Live: Im Not Running

Running time: TBC
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.
 
Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.
 
What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?
 
Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.
 
Thu 31 January 2019
Red


Red

Wed 07 November
ROH 2018-19: Die Walkure


ROH 2018-19: Die Walkure

Running time: 5 hours 50 minutes
Running Time: 5 hours 
Rated: 12A
Director: Antonio Pappano
Cast: Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, John Lundgren and Nina Stemme
 
Antonio Pappano conducts a great cast including Stuart Skelton, Emily Magee, John Lundgren and Nina Stemme in the second opera in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.
 
Sun 28 October
ROH 2018-19: Don Quixote


ROH 2018-19: Don Quixote

Running time: 3 hours

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta's vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

Tue 19 February 2019
ROH 2018-19: Faust


ROH 2018-19: Faust

Running time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Gounod's most popular opera returns in David McVicar's stunning Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.

Tue 30 April 2019
ROH 2018-19: La Bayadere


ROH 2018-19: La Bayadere

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.

Tue 13 November
ROH 2018-19: La Forza Del Destino


ROH 2018-19: La Forza Del Destino

Running time: TBC

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers, including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Christopher Maltman, in Verdi's epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Tue 02 April 2019
ROH 2018-19: La Traviata


ROH 2018-19: La Traviata

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Richard Eyre's stunning production of Verdi's best-loved opera returns with star sopranos Ermonela Jaho and Angel Blue as Violetta; the casts also include Plácido Domingo and Charles Castronovo.

Wed 30 January 2019
ROH 2018-19: Romeo and Juliet


ROH 2018-19: Romeo and Juliet

Running time: 3 hours

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

Wed 12 June 2019
ROH 2018-19: Royal Ballet Triple Bill


ROH 2018-19: Royal Ballet Triple Bill

Running time: TBC

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet in revivals of works by Wheeldon and Pite and a world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Thu 16 May 2019
ROH 2018-19: The Nutcracker


ROH 2018-19: The Nutcracker

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world.

Mon 03 December
ROH 2018-19: The Queen of Spades


ROH 2018-19: The Queen of Spades

Running time: TBC

Tchaikovsky's most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim's staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko

Tue 22 January 2019
The King & I


The King & I

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King).
 
Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
 
With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance. Featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
 
 
Thu 29 November