This CinePlay adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Dak Ghar, or The Post Office, explores themes of imprisonment, dreams and spiritual freedom.
Adapted from an eponymous romance by the Greek writer Longus, Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet in one act with three parts by Maurice Ravel, described as a "symphonie chorégraphique".
A series of one-act plays from one of the master stage writers of our time. Through the darkly comedic Bobby Gould in Hell, Reunion and The Shawl, Mamet explores fate, divorce, family, affection and clairvoyance...
Developed in partnership with the Association of Medical Research Charities, the University of Ulster, the NHS Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Screening Programme, and supported by the Wellcome Trust, Dayglo tells the story of two families impacted by illness.
Patrick Marber’s first play centres on an after-hours poker game, exploring the damaging effects of gambling and addiction.
Stephen holds a weekly game of poker in the basement of his restaurant where his son Carl, a regular gambler who has run up a debt, invites a professional player disguised as a teacher to join them. As the evening progresses, the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of all present are exploited as Marber examines the connection between the men, their relationships and their emotions.
Suspense mounts when Paulina and her husband offer hospitality to a stranger. Paulina thinks she recognises, in their guest, the man who tortured her in prison, and she subsequently takes him hostage to find out the truth.
In 1949 New York, Willy Loman, a travelling salesman the wrong side of middle-age, returns home from another fruitless trip, to a loyal but depleted wife and two fully-grown sons who seem destined for lives of similar disappointment. Arthur Miller's tragic Twentieth-century drama is a damning indictment of the American Dream, relentlessly peddled to a nation wilfully and desperately blind to its fallacy.
Composed in 1893, Debussy's string quartet premiered at the Société Nationale in Paris. The work seems to be influenced by the style of César Franck, resulting in a cyclic structure with four movements connected by thematic material.
Based on the events in German politics during the 1970s, Democracy follows the relationship between chancellor Willy Brandt and his secretary Günter Guillaume – an East German spy.
With the divide between the East and the West in Germany, the Stasi plant a communist spy in the midst of the new left-wing chancellor’s office. Frayn’s political drama explores the complexity of human nature as Guillaume gains Brandt’s trust and becomes his personal assistant until the day that he his exposed.
Gilda, Otto, and Leo are three young expatriates entangled in a deeply symbiotic love affair. But as emotional allegiances shift continually between them, they learn that the only certainty they share is change itself.
Family patriarch Ephraim Cabot, greedy and hard like the stone walls that surround his farm, brings home his new young bride, Abbie. His grown sons disapprove; one leaves but the other stays to fight for the family fortune.
Baroque composer Henry Purcell’s classical tale of love thwarted by evil powers.
Belmonte and his servant Pedrillo must outwit the pirate Pasha Selim to rescue their lovers Konstanze and Blonde, held captive in the palace.
Christopher Marlowe's most renowned play, The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, was first published in England in 1604. It tells the German story of a curious and brilliant doctor, whose fascination with dark magic leads him to make a pact with the devil.