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A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Matinee

Saturday, 5th December 2020 - 2:30pm

Tickets will go on sale from Wednesday November 25th, costing £7.50 (£5.50 – Regal Film Society members, Friends of the Regal, full-time students and unemployed). They may only be booked by telephoning the Regal box office on 01643 706430 between 9.30am and 12.00pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday). Tickets are NOT available on line.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

A Christmas Carol (Cert PG)

Dirs Jacqui Morris and David Morris            UK 2020             96 mins 

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.  I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.  I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”

This special film presentation to celebrate Christmas is based on the novel by Charles Dickens and voiced by a cast of leading actors, including Simon Russell Beal, Martin Freeman and Carey Mulligan.

A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a performance of A Christmas Carol.  The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and soon the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets.

The classic tale unfolds in a rich and absorbing tapestry of drama featuring sumptuous visual effects which are inspired by the techniques of early cinema.  In a twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by actors.

The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings fresh dimension to Dickens’ characters and poetic language, while remaining true to the beauty of the original narrative.

The film also features the voices of Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Siân Phillips and Leslie Caron.

 


FROZEN 2 - Matinee

Saturday, 12th December 2020 - 2:30pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Frozen 2 (Cert U)

Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee            USA 2019            103 mins

After lifting the curse of the eternal winter and harnessing her ever-growing power in Frozen (2013), the beautiful conjurer of snow and ice Queen Elsa now rules the peaceful kingdom of Arendelle, enjoying a happy life with her sister Princess Anna.

However, a melodious voice that only Elsa can hear keeps her awake, inviting her to the mystical enchanted forest that the sisters’ father told them about long ago.  Unable to ignore the call of the secret siren, Elsa, along with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven summon up the courage to follow the voice into the unknown.

With not only her kingdom but also the neighbouring tribe of Northuldra in danger, can Queen Elsa put her legendary magical skills to good use to restore peace and stability?

Tickets will go on sale from Wednesday November 25th, costing £5.00 (£3.00 – Regal Film Society members, Friends of the Regal, full-time students and unemployed). They may only be booked by telephoning the Regal box office on 01643 706430 between 9.30am and 12.00pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday). Tickets are NOT available on line.

 


THE NUTCRACKER - Matinee

Saturday, 19th December 2020 - 2:30pm

Recorded (in 2016) screening from the Royal Opera House.

Peter Wright’s interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984.  Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th Century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party.  The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life.  Wright’s choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet’s original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince.  But in emphasising the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

This Nutcracker is the quintessential Christmas experience, a production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite featuring a stunning cast which includes Lauren Cuthbertson as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Federico Bonelli as her Prince, Francesca Hayward as Clara and Alexander Campbell as Hans-Peter (the Nutcracker).  Other Royal Ballet favourites performing include Gary Avis as Drosselmeyer, Marcelino Sambé and Mayara Magri, to name but a few.

Approximate running time is two hours and 15 minutes, including one interval.

Tickets will go on sale from Wednesday November 25th, costing £14.00 (£12.00 – Regal Film Society members, Friends of the Regal, full-time students and unemployed and £10.00 for Children). They may only be booked by telephoning the Regal box office on 01643 706430 between 9.30am and 12.00pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday). Tickets are NOT available on line.

 


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