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Picture from NT LIVE: Of Mice & Men

Sunday 13th December at 7.00pm

Nt Live: Of Mice & Men

The hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK cinemas. Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the highly-anticipated screenings of this ‘riveting, powerful production’ (Independent). This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award® winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer).

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Picture from PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL<br>Featuring Luisa Omielan & Tom Binns

Friday 18th December at 8.00pm (Doors 7.00pm)

Punchline Comedy Club – Christmas Special
featuring Luisa Omielan & Tom Binns

Luisa's solo show "What Would Beyoncé Do?!" has been called "One of the top UK comedy shows of the last decade" by the Guardian newspaper. It sold out in Edinburgh 2012 and 2013, received 5 star reviews and also had a sold out West End run at Leicester Sq Theatre in December 2014.

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Picture from KENNETH BRANAGH THEATRE COMPANY: The Winters Tale (12A) (180mins)

Thursday 24th December at 2.00pm (Encore Screening)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: The Winters Tale (12a) (180mins)

Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Dame Judi Dench will play Paulina, Kenneth Branagh will play Leontes.

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Picture from Stephen K Amos: The Laughter Master

Sunday 17th January at 7.30pm

Stephen K Amos: The Laughter Master

The maestro of feel-good comedy is back on tour with his new show. Fresh from sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For?

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Picture from Omid Djalili

Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm

Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili is an award-winning stand-up and an acclaimed actor. Intelligent, sometimes provocative, always entertaining, his stand-up is an energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.

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Friday 22nd - Saturday 23rd April at 8.00pm

Henning Wehn

Einen Eveningen mit das Henning Wehn.
Join the German Comedy Ambassador for Teutonic jolliness at its best. Expect some old favourites and plenty of new ideas. Some might call it work-in-progress but Henning prefers to describe it as masterpiece-under-construction. PS: The photo might suggest differently but there will be no magic tricks or attempts at clairvoyance.

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Picture from Rob Beckett

Friday 6th May at 8.00pm

Rob Beckett

Beckett's back with a brand-new hour of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC1's Live at the Apollo, BBC2's Mock the Week & Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats

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Picture from Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

Monday 9th May at 7.30pm

Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

‘No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.’ Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.

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Picture from  Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Sunday 22nd May at 7.30pm

Mark Watson: I'M Not Here

'Terrifyingly funny' (The Times), 'Belly laugh brilliant...the audience was weeping with laughter' (Time Out), 'Mark Watson is a Prodigy' (The Guardian) Mark Watson (multi-award-winning star of numerous TV shows including Dave's Road to Rio, BBC's We Need Answers, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You,and his own cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better and Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life) returns with the follow-up show to his highly celebrated and successful ‘Flaws’.

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