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General release films include:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mountain, Phantom Thread, Lost in Paris, Black Panther, Psycho Vertical, The Shape of Water, Journey’s End, Finding Your Feet and more...

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF National Theatre Live

7.00pm Tuesday 27th February

Tennessee William’s 20th Century masterpiece, captured live on stage in a limited West End season in 2017 for screening in cinemas. Following his smash hit production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ Benedict Andrews thrilling revival stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’ birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance around the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

THE WINTER’S TALE (15) Royal Opera House

7.15pm Wednesday 28th February

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s 2014 ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

THE WHO: QUADROPHENIA (15) 8.00pm Friday 2nd March

“This film version of the Who's rock opera Quadrophenia makes a few tentative stabs at ‘explaining’ the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth but its major selling point is its nonstop rock- and-R&B musical score, including the hit single ‘Love Reign O'er Me’. Phil Daniels plays Jimmy, a member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers. The rivalry between the two gangs comes to a head during three tempestuous days in the seaside town of Brighton. Here Jimmy makes love to lovely local Steph (Leslie Ash), and forges a strong friendship with unofficial Mod leader Ace Face (Sting). A series of disappointments and setbacks in his own London neighbourhood convinces Jimmy to return to Brighton to pick up the pieces. If you aren't fascinated by the visual pyrotechnics of Quadrophenia, just close your eyes and revel to the soundtrack music of the Who, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, the Chiffons, Manfred Mann, and many others.”

Hal Erickson, Rovi CARMEN

Royal Opera House 6.45pm Friday 6th March

George Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production. Carmen is one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence was a critical failure in 1875, Bizet never learning of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve. This ever-popular opera is given a far-from-traditional treatment in Australian opera director Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.


7.00pm Tuesday 20th March

Directed by award-winning Kathy Burke and featuring a talented comedic cast: Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs. Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington and Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick. The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party and all is perfectly in order until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? Will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan, broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late-Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

JULIUS CAESAR National Theatre Live 7.00pm Thursday 22nd March

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. INFO@THECOCKERMOUTHPOST.CO.UK


Work by two of Higham Hall College's artist Tutors has been selected from over 800 entries to appear alongside paintings by other leading pastel artists at the Pastel Society’s annual exhibition in London.

Pastel pictures by Tutors Alex Jakob- Whotworth and Robert Dutton, were chosen for the prestigious show celebrating the vibrancy, colour-rich qualities of pastel - a medium increasingly popular at the moment.

Recognition like this can mean a lot to artists and those who teach are no exception. It is a validation of their work and re-assurance they themselves can reach national exhibition standard.

Pastels are popular, partly due their tactile nature, where the artist really feels a part of the process of rendering the media on to the paper. It is a 'hands-on' media, applied directly from a chalk held in the fingers.

Both Alex (Penrith) and Robert (Leeds) come to

teach Art courses several times a year at Higham. Indeed, Alex has attended a couple of Robert's courses herself as Artists’ never stop learning! whitworth


St. Margaret’s, Wythop, St. Cuthbert’s, Embleton and St. Barnabas, Setmurthy encourage people to join them for a walk or drive between the churches on Saturday 10th March between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Refreshments will be available at each church all day. Please come and join us! For further information, contact 017687 76477. Linda Grieveson

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