Screen Events

Metropolitan Opera Live: La Traviata

Screen One, The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Saturday December 15, 5.55pm

Tickets £25/concs £23

New Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo – tenor Juan Diego Flórez – declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken—and bent on revenge. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

The King & I: From the London Palladium (12A)

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Sunday December 16, 2.45pm

Tickets £14.50 and £15.50/senior, student and child under 14 £13.50 and £14.50

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Kelli O’Hara, who plays Anna, takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, who plays the king, and Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. The scores includes Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, and features a company of more than 50 world-class performers.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

National Theatre Live Encore: The Madness of George III

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Monday December 17, 7pm

Tickets £16/discounts £14

Mark Gatiss, the star of TV’s Sherlock and Wolf Hall, and Adrian Scarborough, from Gavin and Stacey, star in a new production of this epic play by Alan Bennett, which was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. Picture: Creative by Wren.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit

The Snowman & Peter and The Wolf

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Monday December 24, 12.30pm and 3pm

Tickets £10, £12.50, £15 and £18.50/u16s £10

This double bill of family favourites starts with Prokofiev’s introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, told through the brave boy Peter’s quest to capture a hungry wolf. Then classic Christmas film The Snowman shown on the big screen, with Howard Blake’s famous score, including the song Walking in the Air, performed by a live orchestra, Covent Garden Sinfonia, conducted by Ben Palmer.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit

ROH: The Nutcracker (12A)

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Wednesday December 26, 2pm

Tickets £15.50 and £14.50/senior, student and child 14 and under £14.50 and £13.50

The Nutcracker is broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, featuring music by Tchaikovsky. It’s a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. 

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

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