Airdrie Town Hall Cinema

Madama ButterflyCinema Live: Madama Butterfly

Sunday 31 March 2024, 2pm
Adults £16, Concession £13, Under 12’s £10
When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences. With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, ‘Un bel dì, vedremo’ (‘One fine day’) and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan. Asmik Grigorian performs the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.
Running time 195 minutes (one interval)
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Macmillan Triple

Cinema Live: MacMillan Celebrated

Sunday 14 April 2024, 2pm
Adults £16, Concession £13, Under 12’s £10
Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography. It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner’s play about a soldier’s descent into madness. The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.
Running time 195 minutes (two intervals)

Cinema Live: Swan LakeCinema Live: Swan Lake

Sunday 28 April 2024, 2pm
Adults £16, Concession £13, Under 12’s £10

Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her? Tchaikovsky’s sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s quintessential ballet classic. Swan Lake remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon.

Running time 200 minutes (TBC), Two intervals

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Cinema Live: CarmenCinema Live: Carmen

Sunday 5 May 2024, 2pm
Adults £16, Concession £13, Under 12’s £10
Damiano Michieletto’s sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet’s score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song.
Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role.
Running time: 225 minutes (one interval)
Sung in French with English subtitles

The Winter’s TaleCinema Live: The Winter’s Tale

Sunday 26 May 2024, 2pm
Adults £16, Concession £13, Under 12’s £10
King Leontes of Sicilia is crippled with an all-consuming jealousy when his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, stays with him and his wife Hermione. What follows is a tale where a marriage is destroyed, a child is abandoned and all hope is seemingly lost for two lovers. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Winter’s Tale is an award-winning modern ballet classic, packed with emotional turmoil heightened by Joby Talbot’s compelling score and Bob Crowley’s atmospheric designs.
Running time 195 minutes, Two intervals

Cinema Live: Message In A Bottle

Sunday 2 June 2024, 2pm
Adults £16, Concession £13, Under 12’s £10
Message In A Bottle, the acclaimed dance theatre production by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, set to the music of Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, has been filmed for cinema release in partnership with Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK. The international refugee crisis is at the centre of this production – an imagined story about one displaced family, and a universal story of loss, fear, survival, hope and love. Songs including ‘Every Breath You Take’, ‘Roxanne’, ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’ and ‘Fields of Gold’ feature in new arrangements.
Running time: 90 minutes (TBC)

Cinema Live: Andrea Chenier

Sunday 16 June 2024, 2pm
Adults £16, Concession £13, Under 12’s £10
At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him… Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long- time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.
Running time 195 minutes, One interval
Sung in Italian with English subtitles