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Orestes at the Guildhall School

'Orestes' - A radical reworking of Euripides at Guildhall

A brother and sister face a death sentence for the murder of their mother. Disenfranchised and without shelter, they hatch a terrible plot to alter their fate.

Cillian Murphy

Wayward Productions: Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) gives a riveting, shape-shifting performance in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of Max Porter’s award-winning novel, a heart-wrenching meditation on love, loss and living. 

Mother and daughter

Ursula Martinez: A Family Outing – 20 Years On

Twenty years after bringing her parents onstage in the sublime A Family Outing, Ursula Martinez attempts to recreate the show, without her Dad, and with a mother who can no longer remember her lines.

Christoph Loy's new production of La forza del destino

Royal Opera House Live: La forza del destino (#)

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

Yuli

Yuli - The Carlos Acosta Story (#) + satellite Q&A

Carlos Acosta broke boundaries and became the first black Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet. Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story is a film inspired by his life.

Merce and Trevor

Ferran Carvajal/Trevor Carlson: Not a moment too soon

Trevor Carlson, close friend and Executive Director to Merce Cunningham, reflects on the 12 years he spent as a companion to the choreographer, offering a rare insight into the final days of a master.

Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham: If the Dancer Dances (PG*) + SceenTalk

How can a new cast of dancers inhabit a work from another era? A dance has no script or score; it only comes alive when it’s passed from one dancer to another, body to body.

Person sat in the outback

Lynette Wallworth: Collisions

This immersive Emmy Award-winning documentary transports you to a startling collision between cultures, the viewing experience enhanced by 360-degree vision, CGI animation and enveloping sound.