What’s On

Unless otherwise noted tickets are usually available from

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Celtic Gold – Peel Shakti Man – Ramsey
GH Corlett – Douglas (not films) Thompson Travel – Port Erin
Peter Norris Music – Douglas (not films) On the door, subject to availability

NOTE: If you haven’t received your e-tickets via email your Paypal reference number or receipt will be sufficient, we always have a list of e-ticket sales on the door. You may also wish to check your Spam or Junk mail folders.

Art exhibitions are available for view in the Atholl Room before/after performances and during the interval. Find out more

Please double check event details for any alternative ticket arrangements

Jan
29
Wed
Rocketman (2019) @ Centenary Centre
Jan 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Rocketman (2019) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 2hr 1min || Cert: 15
Biography, Drama, Music

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Based on a True Fantasy

Taron Egerton excels in this flamboyantly told story of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. The colours are stunning, the settings are striking and the energy is irresistible. This sequin-encrusted biopic explodes with the kind of colour and energy that only Elton John himself could invoke.

Taron Egerton won the “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” at the 2020 Golden Globes. He’s also been nominated for the “Best Leading Actor” 2020 BAFTA Film Award and “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role” for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Elton John and Bernie Taupin also won “Best Original Song – Motion Picture” at the Golden Globes for the film’s original song “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”. Rocketman has a load more award nominations for 2020, not just for Egerton’s performance and the original song, but also a lot of nominations going to Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou for her incredible hair and makeup design for the film and similarly, Julian Day for the costume design.

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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Feb
12
Wed
Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018) @ Centenary Centre
Feb 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 1hr 45min || Cert: 15
Biography, Comedy, Crime

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Her greatest work will be her biggest crime.

51 award wins and 87 nominations. Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant were both nominated for awards in the 2019 Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and SAGAs for their roles in this fantastic crime story.

Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) made her living in the 1970s and ’80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). An adaptation of the memoir “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” relays the true story of the best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats).

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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Feb
15
Sat
IM1…LIve! (An evening of disrespectful satire) @ Peel Centenary Centre
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Feb
26
Wed
Fisherman’s Friends (2019) @ Centenary Centre
Feb 26 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Fisherman's Friends (2019) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 1hr 45min || Cert: 15
Biography, Comedy, Crime

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Some bands can’t be managed

A gentle feel-good British comedy based on the unlikely but real-life story of a group of Cornish lifeboat workers. Moonlighting as a sea shanty-singing a cappella group, Fisherman’s Friends, they were signed by Universal and recorded a debut album that reached the top ten.

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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Feb
29
Sat
Bogdan Vacaresacu with Julian Jacobson @ Peel Centenary Centre
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE EARLY JANUARY.

We are thrilled to be welcoming back to the incredible talent that is Bogdan Vacarescu, accompanied on Piano by Julian Jacobson.

Bogdan is an international Romanian concert violinist living in London, who has toured internationally since his teens as a concerto soloist, chamber and orchestra musician. His recent solo album “Violin and Piano Thrillers” is at the top of the Album of the Year in Romania and was given a 5 star review in Musical Opinion.

He has performed in the Sydney Opera House, Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romanian National Radio Hall, The United Nations Concert Hall in New York, New Morning in Paris, Kings Place and Purcell Room in London.

In 2017 Bogdan founded “String Dimensions” – a chamber music ensemble which will give well-deserved play/air time to music rarely heard in concert programmes. He has made numerous recordings on Romanian National Radio and Television, BBC Radio and ABC Australia. Bogdan also recorded soundtracks for films and documentaries, most notably in collaboration with Oscar winners Stephen Warbeck and Gabriel Yared and for the BBC and ABC Television.

He toured the world leading the Balkan band “Paprika” and “Graffiti Classics”. He has collaborated with Nigel Kennedy, The Cat Empire, She’Koyokh and as a free-lancer with many successful ensembles in the UK.

Bogdan is a graduate of the Conservatoire of Music in Bucharest and the Royal Academy of Music in London as a student of Beno Schwartzman, Paul Ratz and Gyorgy Pauk.

 

 

Mar
1
Sun
M is for Manx Cat! @ Peel Centenary Centre
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

A limited opportunity to see this musical sensation with not one but EIGHT shows at FOUR
locations around the Island.

Come and join the fun in this musical adaptation of the well loved children’s book by local
author Gemma Hjerth and illustrated by Kim Gee. Join the adventure as two children are
taken on a whirlwind journey through music, song, dance, witty dialogue and fun facts all
about the Isle of Man. Will Granny ever finish their bedtime story and get them to sleep? Not
if these cheeky children have anything to do with it!

Produced and directed by Lisa Kreisky and Kristene Sutcliffe of Stage Door Entertainment
and proudly sponsored by the Isle of Man Arts Council, this exciting and educational show is
making it’s way around the Isle of Man in the first tour of it’s kind.

Lisa said “As parents ourselves, Krissy and I are fully aware that it’s not always easy to
travel with young kids, even around the Isle of Man. But we believe that this should not stop
them enjoying the magic of Theatre, so we decided to take it on the road. Bring it to them as
such” Kristene added “The show was so popular when it was first performed at The Studio Theatre
at part of Theatrefest 19 back in October. The one criticism we received was that the One
Night Only performance was not enough and too few people got to see it. So, we are
remedying that.”

Tickets are only £5 and can be booked through www.eventbrite.co.uk or all info is on the
Stage Door Entertainment IOM FaceBook page. Tickets are limited, due to the short run, so
please book early to avoid disappointment.

M is for Manx Cat! @ Peel Centenary Centre
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

A limited opportunity to see this musical sensation with not one but EIGHT shows at FOUR
locations around the Island.

Come and join the fun in this musical adaptation of the well loved children’s book by local
author Gemma Hjerth and illustrated by Kim Gee. Join the adventure as two children are
taken on a whirlwind journey through music, song, dance, witty dialogue and fun facts all
about the Isle of Man. Will Granny ever finish their bedtime story and get them to sleep? Not
if these cheeky children have anything to do with it!

Produced and directed by Lisa Kreisky and Kristene Sutcliffe of Stage Door Entertainment
and proudly sponsored by the Isle of Man Arts Council, this exciting and educational show is
making it’s way around the Isle of Man in the first tour of it’s kind.

Lisa said “As parents ourselves, Krissy and I are fully aware that it’s not always easy to
travel with young kids, even around the Isle of Man. But we believe that this should not stop
them enjoying the magic of Theatre, so we decided to take it on the road. Bring it to them as
such” Kristene added “The show was so popular when it was first performed at The Studio Theatre
at part of Theatrefest 19 back in October. The one criticism we received was that the One
Night Only performance was not enough and too few people got to see it. So, we are
remedying that.”

Tickets are only £5 and can be booked through www.eventbrite.co.uk or all info is on the
Stage Door Entertainment IOM FaceBook page. Tickets are limited, due to the short run, so
please book early to avoid disappointment.

Mar
7
Sat
Dad’s Army Radio Show @ Peel Centenary Centre
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE EARLY JANUARY

Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters – and lots of sound effects! The nation’s favourite sitcom returns new-minted in this highly-acclaimed production.

Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life. Three episodes of the hugely popular radio series hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers. David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart and One Man, Two Guvnors) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool and 7 Days) transport the audience right back to Walmington, working from original radio scripts – complete with sound effects, vintage music and all of Perry and Croft’s beloved characters and catchphrases. Highly acclaimed by critics and by audiences of all ages.

Featuring three episodes newly adapted for radio; ‘When You’ve Got To Go’, ‘My Brother and I’ and ‘Never Too Old’

Cast

DAVID BENSON

Best-known for his performance as Noel Coward in the BBC’s classic war-time comedy Goodnight Sweetheart. David exploded onto the theatre scene with his first solo show Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams, in 1996. The show became an instant classic, winning praises from audiences, critics and Dames Maggie Smith and Barbara Windsor for the accuracy of his portrayal as the Carry On star. He followed this with a succession of solo shows on a wide variety of subjects, including Frankie Howerd, Dr. Johnson, the death of Diana Princess of Wales and an award-winning examination of the Lockerbie bombing.

David was a member of the National Theatre’s smash hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden, playing 1,015 performances of the show.

He appears in the film Blade Runner 2049 as a hologram of Liberace!

David was nominated for a BBC Audio Best Actor Award for his portrayal as Frankie Howerd in Frankie Takes a Trip. David describes Dad’s Army Radio Show as “the best idea I ever had” and inviting Jack Lane to perform it with him, “the second best idea I ever had!”

JACK LANE

Jack founded Engine Shed Theatre Company in 2010. He soon adapted three episodes and two Christmas specials of the classic BBC sitcom Steptoe and Son receiving approval from the original writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. In 2015 Jack premiered Wisdom of a Fool, a self-penned one-man play based on the life and career of comedy icon, Norman Widsom. The play opened to critical acclaim and was endorsed by Wisdom’s estate before embarking on an extensive tour.

Theatre includes: A Christmas Carol, Dad’s Army Radio Show (Edinburgh Festival/National Tour), Wisdom of a Fool (National Tour), The Ambassadress (workshop), Great Britain (ASM, Theatre Royal Haymarket), Gretel and Hansel, Cue for a Song, Steptoe & Son, From Turner To Houston, National Theatre Connections, Steptoe & Son Christmas Special, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens, Confusions, Annie, That’s Entertainment (The Capitol, Horsham) and as Max Bialystock in The Producers (The Hawth).

Film includes: 7 Days (Pixel Revolution Films)

TV includes: Twirlywoos (BBC/Ragdoll)

Radio includes: Casting the Runes (Bafflegab Productions) and Barbara Windsor Celebrates (BBC Radio 2)

 

 

Mar
11
Wed
Beast (2017) @ Centenary Centre
Mar 11 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Beast (2017) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 1hr 47min || Cert: 15
Crime, Drama, Mystery

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“Be careful what you unleash”

Winner of the 2019 BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer; 6 further award wins and 20 nominations

Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid. Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.

In her tiny island community, twenty-something Moll “Jessie Buckley” quickly falls for charming newcomer Pascal “Johnny Flynn”. When he is named the top suspect in several murders around town, she defends him to her family but becomes doubtful as she sees his true colors. Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle, and Shannon Tarbet also star. Written and directed by Michael Pearce.

Inspired by the real-life case of the ‘Beast of Jersey’, this magnificent modern day fairy-tale is full of monsters, plot-twists, and paranoia.

“Immaculately composed yet skittish, edgy and surprising, this impressive debut by writer-director Michael Pearce emanates a chill that will have you hugging your sides.” – Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

“The dark nail-biter eschews the obvious at every turn and is less a whodunit than a twisted moral meditation grounded by its mesmerizing leading lady.” – Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic

“A strong debut from director Michael Pearce, with a gripping performance by newcomer Jessie Buckley. So much more than just another serial-killer movie.” – Dan Jolin, Empire

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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Mar
24
Tue
Fighting with my Family (2019) @ Centenary Centre
Mar 24 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Fighting with my Family (2019) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 1hr 48min || Cert: 12A
Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Zak Knight: Because you’re a Knight. Wrestling’s in your blood.
Raya Knight: That’s not good. That makes it sound like hepatitis.
Zak Knight: Yeah, it is. We’re riddled with wrestling.

Fighting with My Family is a heartwarming, British comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige(TM). Born into a tight-knit wrestling family in Norwich, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE and meet their hero Dwayne `The Rock` Johnson. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cut-throat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep, fight for her family, and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

A stirring, funny and authentic underdog story, Fighting with My Family brings together the unique talents of producer/actor Dwayne Johnson and director/writer/producer Stephen Merchant, who celebrate a young woman’s talent, drive and tenacity as she defies the odds to climb to the top of her profession. Interweaving a true-life drama with comedy and heart, the filmmakers explore the triumph of an indefatigable spirit who finds unlimited joy in what she does.

“For a film that spends so much time with its thighs around other people’s throats, it has a surprisingly delicate touch.” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

“Both an offbeat comedy and classically rousing underdog tale, this indie film’s heart somehow exceeds the size of Dwayne Johnson’s bulging biceps.” – Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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Mar
26
Thu
Mark Radcliffe (Radio2 Folk Show) @ Peel Centenary Centre
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Apr
4
Sat
Little Time Big Band – Children’s Concert @ Peel Centenary Centre
Apr 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

We are delighted that the Little Big Time Band are returning to the Centenary Centre on Sat 4th April. The band consists of a member from each section of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. They are doing a fun concert for children in the afternoon and an adult virtuoso performance in the evening.

A Free child ticket with each adult ticket bought!

 

Little Time Big Band @ Peel Centenary Centre
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

We are delighted that the Little Big Time Band are returning to the Centenary Centre on Sat 4th April. The band consists of a member from each section of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. They are doing a fun concert for children in the afternoon and an adult virtuoso performance in the evening

 

Apr
15
Wed
Maudie (2016) @ Centenary Centre
Apr 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Maudie (2016) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 1hr 45min || Cert: 12
Biography, Drama, Romance

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“A window. I love a window. The whole of life already framed.”

Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke excel in this beautiful true-romance centred around Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis.

In 1930’s rural Nova Scotia. Maud Dowley (Sally Hawkins), who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, smokes heavily to deal with the pain. Because of her unusual gait from the arthritis, she is often mistaken as a stupid, incapable woman. That view is held by her surviving family, her brother Charlie and her Aunt Ida with whom she lives. After an action by Charlie, Maud decides to seek some independence and is the only applicant for a posted job as housekeeper for brusque Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), a poor fish seller. Despite not wanting to hire a cripple, Maud negotiates to get the job for room and board. Their relationship is troubled to say the least but Maud is determined. To keep herself happy, Maud begins to paint and the film charts her rise to fame.

“This is a remarkably assured movie, through and through. Walsh and cinematographer Guy Godfree have taken care to make every individual shot a thing of beauty.” – Glenn Kenny, rogerebert.com

“Maud’s life was constricted, but her gaze was expansive. And so is her movie.” – Bob Mondello, NPR

“Maudie is an inspiring, heart-warming true-story film that most audiences will find hard to resist.” – Cate Marquis, We Are Movie Geeks

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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Apr
18
Sat
Holy Moly & The Crackers @ Peel Centenary Centre
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Making a very welcome return this April are the sensational Holy Moly & The Crackers!

Holy Moly & The Crackers make riotous party music for the masses. Their upcoming third album, ‘Take A Bite’ (released April 5th2019 on the band’s own Pink Lane Records), is concise, passionate take on folk, blues and indie rock. The sound of a band who have been searching and experimenting for several years; arriving at a place where they can say “this who we are and this is where we want to go”.

HM&TC are exciting, young, inspiring, cheeky, fun – but most of a collective of talented performers destined to make your evening one to remember. Their huge hit Cold Comfort Lane featured in the movie Oceans 8, and also in the TV advertising campaign for the Kia Sportage.

Not to be missed.

 

https://www.holymolyandthecrackers.com/

Apr
29
Wed
The Professor (2019) @ Centenary Centre
Apr 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
The Professor (2019) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 1hr 30min || Cert: 15
Comedy, Drama

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“Seize your f**king existence, folks,”

Richard (Johnny Depp) is a jaded middle-aged college professor, worn down by his failing marriage and work. After learning about his terminal diagnosis, he decides to say goodbye rules and instead chooses to live his life with reckless abandon; drinking, smoking pot with his students on campus, casual sex and expressing honest thoughts to the people around him. While going through the stages, he comes to terms with the great truth of his life as he mends broken relationships, embraces the people in his life and learns to ignite his inner good spirit.

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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May
1
Fri
Sometimes Always Never (2018) @ Centenary Centre
May 1 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Sometimes Always Never (2018) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 1hr 31min || Cert: 12A
Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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To give them hope she must tell their story.

A special screening to tie-in with the inaugral 2020 Manx Scrabble Championship!! An elegant British comedy-drama starring Bill Nighy as Alan, a retired, Scrabble-obssessed, Merseyside tailor – as well as bringing dry wit and emotional warmth to his character, Nighy also nails an engaging and consistent voice. Decades ago, Alan’s eldest son stormed off over a game of Scrabble and since then Alan, a formidable and quietly intelligent man, has steadily retreated into his habits and eccentricities to shield himself from the cares of the world. Alan has been obsessively searching for him ever since, leaving his relationship with his youngest son strained.

“This film is a distinct, articulate pleasure.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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May
2
Sat
Blue Train Big Band (featuring vocalist Jack Divers) @ Peel Centenary Centre
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Come and dance to the Big Band Sound with a programme to suit all ages, including classics from the Kenton, Basie and Miller libraries through to the 21st Century sounds of the Big Phat Band.

The emphasis,  as always, is on entertainment and fun.

Tickets on sale soon!

May
23
Sat
Narropera – ‘The Devil’s Marksman’ (Der Freischütz) @ Peel Centenary Centre
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Dorothee Jansen, Sopran, Floriane Peycelon,Violine, Haydn Rawstron, Klavier; Kammermusiksaal Beethovenhaus Bonn . 19. Januar 2019

 

The CENTENARY CENTRE welcomes back The Narropera Trio  (Dorothee Jansen, Floriane Peycelon and Haydn Rawstron) with Weber’s ‘The Devil’s Marksman’ (Der Freischütz).
This is the Trio’s 102nd narropera performance. Dorothee Jansen has sung at La Scala, Milan, and in the opera houses of Munich, Paris, Geneva, Bologna and Cologne among many other prestigious locations. Der Freischütz is a totally absorbing, gothic story of good and evil, with some of the most beautiful music ever written for an opera, music that is highly enjoyable even on a first hearing.
Der Freischütz was first performed in Berlin in 1821 and was an instant sensation. Within ten years, it had stormed Europe, performed in nine different languages. By 1850, it had been produced in Sydney, Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro and in 1874 was first produced as far afield as New Zealand, in Wellington.
Carl Maria von Weber’s position in history is eternally guaranteed, as founder of German Romantic Opera. He was a first cousin of Mozart’s wife, and the wider Weber family was famously musical. Born in 1786, he died at the age of 40, in 1826, one year before Beethoven (56) and two years before Schubert (31). What the world missed out on, through the early deaths of these three composers, is unimaginable!

 

May
27
Wed
Shoplifters [Manbiki kazoku] (2019) @ Centenary Centre
May 27 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Shoplifters [Manbiki kazoku] (2019) @ Centenary Centre | Peel | Isle of Man

FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.

Runtime: 2hr 1min || Cert: 15
Crime, Drama, Foreign Language

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Palme d’Or – 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Best Film – 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Best Film – 2019 Awards of the Japanese Academy
Best Picture – 2019 Asian Film Critics Association Awards
Best Film – 2019 Awards of the Japanese Academy
plus another 41 award wins & 87 nominations.

Shoplifters, winner of the 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or, is a must-see film by Japanese master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. Kore-eda is well known for his mastery of telling unique, heartbreaking stories that examine the subject of the family and the complex ways that they can be reconstructed. Shoplifters is an enchanting and devasting masterpiece, blurring the divide between the unforgivable and understandable.

Osamu (Lily Franky), Nobuyo (Sakura Ando), Aki (Mayu Matsuoka), and Shota (Jyo Kairi) all live under the roof of grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki), living off her pension and the menial labor jobs Osamu and Nobuyo hold down. To make ends meet, the family shoplifts nearly all of their food, with young Shota and patriarch Osamu bringing home most of the ill-begotten bacon. One night they spot a young girl (Miyu Sasaki), alone outside. It’s not the first time they’ve seen her there and she shows clear signs of abuse. Fearing for her safety in the cold, they take her home with them and informally adopt her.

So begins a year in the life of a highly dysfunctional family living on the poverty line in Tokyo. As Kore-eda delicately lulls the viewer with each scene he leaves subtle and disquieting clues about each character’s past, revealing to us that nothing about this unconventional family is as it seems.

“Every scene adds another onion-skinlike layer, adding density and mass so slowly that you hardly notice the emotional weight of it all until it is suddenly overwhelming.” – Emily Yoshida, Vulture

“The spirits of the old masters pervade this disquieting but deeply moving drama. But Kore-eda stands alone as the chronicler of family life in a country facing an identity crisis.” – David Parkinson, Empire

Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).

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