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Live Arts

Live Arts Come To St Mawes

We are delighted to announce that the St Mawes Hidden Cinema will be broadcasting live art performances direct from the world famous Royal Opera House and The National Theatre in London, as part of our new ‘Live Arts’ season program.

Immerse yourself into the spectacular world of theatre, opera and ballet as we broadcast live from the stages of these iconic theatres on select dates throughout the year, starting this September with Mozart’s celebrated opera, The Magic Flute.

Expect to be dazzled as we bring a season of some of the world’s most beloved performances, including the Nutcracker, Hamlet, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, streamed directly from London to the comfort and luxury of our St Mawes Hidden Cinema. Guests can book a two night stay at The Idle Rocks, to include a sumptuous three course dinner overlooking St Mawes Bay in the Idle Rocks water’s edge restaurant, pre theatre dinner and drinks at the St Mawes Hotel on theatre night and tickets to the Live Arts performances of your choice. We hope you are able to join us to watch these iconic stories unfold on-screen

Dinner and theatre packages also available priced at £49.95 per head, including main course with interval sweet canapés, two glasses of wine and a seat in our Hidden Cinema for the performance of your choice.

Please follow the links below for more information and full listing from both The National Theatre and Royal Opera House.

To make a booking please call our reservations team on 01326 270270 or email info@idlerocks.com quoting Live Arts

Performances:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Monday 23rd October

7.15pm start

Follow Alice Down The Rabbit Hole In Christopher Wheeldon’s Exuberant Ballet, Inspired By Lewis Carroll’s Much-Loved Book.

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser. As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts.

Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century.

Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail. The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.

Approximate Running Time: 2 Hours 50 Minutes, Including two Intervals

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

 

Follies – Thursday 16th November

7pm start

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George

 

The Nutcracker – Tuesday 5th December

7.15pm start

Young Girl’s Enchanted Present Leads Her On A Wonderful Christmas Adventure in This Beautiful Classical Ballet, Danced To Tchaikovsky’s Magnificent Score.

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.

After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet opens with a lively Christmas party, its Victorian setting captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman’s designs. 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 emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

Approximate Running Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes, Including One Interval

 

YOUNG MARX – Thursday 7th Dec

7pm start

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

 

There will be many more wonderful productions in 2018 to look out for including:

 

JULIUS CAESAR – Thursday 22nd March

7pm start

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.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.