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SORRY WE MISSED YOU

Tuesday, 21st January 2020 - 7:30pm

Monthly film screening for members and their guests

Top British film director Ken Loach raises his game once again with this moving tale about a delivery worker driven to the brink, highlighting the human cost of zero-hours contracts in today’s gig economy.

TICKETS: Members £3.00, Guests £5.00

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HEART-WARMING TALES

Friday, 24th January 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm

Tickets: All at £5.00

In the Regal Bar

Alexandra Simson is a local storyteller, poet and sound therapist.  Join her for an evening of magical myths, legends and folktales from around the world with a modern take on the traditional art of storytelling.“Alex captivates an audience of young, old and in between without the need for fancy costumes or props, by creating an irresistible atmosphere of wonder and mystery with her voice and presence”

Relax in the cosy, friendly setting of the bar, listening to tales where love, light and courage can be found even in the darkest of times.

“It was a magical evening of wonder and inspiration. We were captivated.”

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LA BOHÈME

Wednesday, 29th January 2020 - 7:15pm

TICKETS: Adult: £15.50, Friends of the Regal, Film Society Member, & ES40s £13.00, Full time students £10.00

LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Music Giacomo Puccini

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La Bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes.  Note start time

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ANNUAL PERFORMING ARTS COMPETITION

Sunday, 2nd February 2020 - 1:00pm

TICKETS: Adults £7.50, Friends of the Regal £7.00, Students £3.00.  Under 13s free, but still need to book a seat! 

West Group Young Farmers

Doors open at 1.00pm for a 2.00pm start. 

Don’t miss out on an afternoon full of entertainment from Young Farmers’ Clubs in our local area competing against each other for their annual theatre performances.

The members are 10-26 years old and each team will present a short performance to display their stage skills.

At the end of the day, the judges appoint their chosen winner and the audience will have enjoyed an afternoon full of laughter.

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THE GOOD LIAR

Tuesday, 4th February 2020 - 7:30pm

Public Film Screening;

Details to follow.

TICKETS:  £5.00 (Film Society Members £3.00)

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THE FAREWELL

Tuesday, 11th February 2020 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Members £3.00, Guests £5.00

US/China 2019    100 mins

The bonds of blood and ties of culture are explored in this beautifully bitter-sweet family drama in which a hastily convened wedding provides the cover to bring the extended family back to China to bid farewell to their unwitting matriarch. Subtitled.

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THE CELLIST AND DANCES AT A GATHERING

Tuesday, 25th February 2020 - 7:15pm

Tickets: Adult: £15.50, Friends of the Regal, Film Society Member, & ES40s £13.00, Full time students £10.00

LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

The Royal Ballet   Note start time.

THE CELLIST

Choreography: Cathy Marston                              Music: Philip Feeney

Conductor Andrea Molino

Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

Scenario Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp, set Hildegard Bechtler , costume Bregje van Balen, lighting Jon Clark

 

DANCES AT A GATHERING

Choreography Jerome Robbins

Music Fryderyk Chopin                                          Costume Designer Joe Eula

Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval.

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CLEVERLY EVERLY & THE 60’s TRIBUTE SHOW

Friday, 28th February 2020 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £12.00, Friends of the Regal £11.50, Students/Children/ES40s £6.00.

Recreating the fabulous music of the Everly Brothers

Cleverly Everly was formed by BBC Points West correspondent Clinton Rogers and his brother Stan “to pay homage to one of the greatest musical duos in pop history”.  They have played to packed houses across the South West.

As well as recreating the fabulous sounds of the Everlys, the band delves deep into the rich musical archive of the 60’s, playing numbers from artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Dusty Springfield and the Shadows. Cleverly Everly also features Stan’s wife Uta and lead guitarist Steve Craig.

Clinton says “our aim is to stir memories, to give people a great time and leave them with a smile on their face. It’s a musical trip down memory lane”.

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ELVIS v JERRY LEE LEWIS: THE SHOWDOWN

Friday, 6th March 2020 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Adults £18.00, Friends of the Regal £17.50, Students/ES40s £10.00  

Two icons come to the Regal but who was the real King of rock ‘n’ roll? Elvis ‘the Pelvis’? Or ‘The Killer’ – Jerry Lee Lewis? This is your opportunity to decide who takes the crown as the two come head to head!

Return to the 1950s and relive Elvis’ hits such as Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, Blue Suede Shoes and Teddy Bear and those from Jerry Lee Lewis such as Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin’, High School Confidential, and Good Golly Miss Molly.

Whether you are All Shook Up or Breathless, exhilarating and energetic performances from Dave B (Elvis) and Peter Gill (Jerry Lee Lewis) will remind us all why rock ‘n’ roll will never die.

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BAIT

Tuesday, 10th March 2020 - 7:30pm

TICKETS: Members £3.00, Guests £5.00

Dir Mark Jenkin       UK 2019      89 mins

A dreamlike masterpiece set in Cornwall where the fishing industry once used bait to catch fish but now the community and landscape are used as bait to catch tourists – ‘visually timeless and transcendent’.

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