Laurent Pelly’s acclaimed production of Donizetti’s opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine, starring Vittorio Grigolo, Lucy Crowe and Bryn Terfel. Nemorino, a naive village boy, is besotted with Adina, a farm owner. She rejects his declarations of love. Fortunately, Doctor Dulcamara is on hand with a ‘love potion’ to help him win her heart. Adina seems to remain immune to Dulcamara’s potion (nothing more magical than red wine) and agrees to marry the boastful Sergeant Belcore. But she finally realizes she cares for Nemorino and admits her love. All rejoice – Dulcamara most of all, as he celebrates the proven power of his potion.
Tuesday 25 Nov @ 6:00pm in SGC Dungarvan
Simon Boccanegra (Verdi) Opera live from Gran Teatro la Fenice, Venice
In this melodrama, the old Doge, the ex corsair Simon Boccanegra is forced to quell fierce revolts and betrayals in Genoa city, XIV century. The only consolation, in this archaic and rapacious Genoa, is the fact that he is reunited with his lost daughter, Amelia. She is contended by two man , Gabriele Adorno and Paolo Albiani, who both conspire against the Doge. When the Doge refuses to give Amelia’s hand to Paolo, he seeks revenge by kidnapping the young lady and driving all the suspects on Boccanegra. Paolo moreover incites the rebels, including Gabriele, to a final revolt against Boccanegra, who has indeed to be murdered…
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
DICK WHITTINGTON – STARRING ASHLEIGH & PUDSEY via satellite from the renowned Bristol Hippodrome
For the first time ever, a live performance of a pantomime will be screened in cinemas! Starring Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh & Pudsey, the live screening of the family spectacular Dick Whittington will also feature Ben Faulks, AKA Mr Bloom from CBBC.
Dick Whittington tells the ‘wags to riches tail’ of a young man on an exciting quest for fame and fortune, but will the evil King Rat thwart his plans or will Fairy Bowbells save the day? All will be revealed in this magical pantomime.
Featuring all the traditional ingredients; sensational songs, a live band, magic, dazzling dance routines, magnificent slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation – Dick Whittington is guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.
Dick Whittington will be shown live in cinemas – ONE SHOW ONLY – on Sunday 7th December at 5.00pm, via satellite from the renowned Bristol Hippodrome.
Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? Movie in SGC Dungarvan
This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr Poppy (MARC WOOTTON) are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey! When their new teacher Mr Shepherd (MARTIN CLUNES) loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, as well as his fiancée Sophie (CATHERINE TATE) and the whereabouts of the beloved Archie, it’s up to the pupils of St Bernadette’s to save the day. Led by the ever enthusiastic Mr Poppy, they embark on a Christmas journey like never before – but time is against them if they are to help Mr Shepherd get to New York in time for his magical yuletide wedding…! Written and directed by Debbie Isitt and produced by Nick Jones, NATIVITY 3 once again stars Jason Watkins as the competitive Gordon Shakespeare and introduces Celia Imrie as the new Headteacher, with Adam Garcia as the scheming Bradley Finch and Ralf Little as Sophie’s brother.
THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past. Also featuring Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ann Dowd and John Ortiz.
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: travelling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.