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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.

 

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: La Bayadere


Bolshoi 2018-19: La Bayadere

Rated:12A
 
Music: Léon Minkus
 
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
 
Libretto after: Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov
 
Running time: 3h 05m
 
Rated: 12A
 
Director: Yuri Grigorovich
 
Cast: Boris Gruzin, Vadim Muntagirov, Natalia Osipova
 
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: 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
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
NT Live: the Tragedy of Richard II


NT Live: the Tragedy of Richard II

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. 
 
This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.
 
Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. 
 
Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.
 
Tue 15 January 2019
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 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