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RSC: Othello

10, UK, 1 min  | Cast: Hugh Quarshie, Lucian Msamati  | Director(s): Iqbal Khan

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride. After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello. He was last seen with us in Faust and Julius Caesar (1996). Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago, returning to the RSC following his role as Pericles in 2006. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, 2012).

RSC: The Merchant of Venice

10, UK, 1 min  | Director(s): Polly Findlay

n the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood. Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare's uncompromising tragedy.

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ROH: Guillaume Tell (2015)

Alternative content, UK  | Cast: Gerald Finley, John Osborn, Malin Byström  | Director(s): Gioachino Rossini

Damiano Michieletto makes his Royal Opera House debut with a new production of Rossini’s final opera and greatest masterpiece, starring Gerald Finley conducted by Antonio Pappano.

The Gunman

Drama, Thriller, Action, ES, 105 min  | Cast: Idris Elba, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem  | Director(s): Pierre Morel

A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.

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Exhibition On Screen: The Impressionists

10, 90 min

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ROH: La Boheme (2015)

Alternative content, UK  | Cast: Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Lucas Meachem  | Director(s): Giacomo Puccini

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the greatest romances of all opera. Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja star in the live cinema relay.

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Exhibition On Screen: Vincent Van Gogh

10, 90 min

Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant new film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing Van Gogh’s legendary masterpieces on the big screen, in high definition, while specially invited guests, including world-renowned curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other. Not to be missed.

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ROH: La fille mal gardee (2015)

Alternative content, UK  | Director(s): Frederick Ashton

Frederick Ashton’s joyful ballet contains some of his most brilliant choreography.

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MET: La Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (2015)

Alternative content, US, 210 min  | Cast: Marcelo Álvarez, Patricia Racette, Eva-Maria Westbroek  | Director(s): Pietro Mascagni / Ruggero Leoncavallo

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria Rusticana, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) play the unlucky heroines. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron

Action, US  | Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders  | Director(s): Joss Whedon

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

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The Theory of Everything

Drama, GB, 122 min
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
Director(s): James Marsh

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