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Suffolk Libraries Presents

Amazing performances recorded live and screened at your library

Disney's The Jungle Book

Disney's The Jungle Book

Capel St Mary Library · 12 August, 1030, doors 1000 · £4 adults and children, £3.50 for extra child (including ice lolly)

Released in 2016, this is a live-action/CGI adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling novel, The Jungle Book. Orphaned boy Mowgli (Neel Sethi) navigates the jungle with the guidance of animals while avoiding the tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba).

For tickets visit Capel St Mary Library or call 01473 311699.

Roald Dahl's Matilda

Roald Dahl's Matilda

Gainsborough Community Library · 20 August, 1400, doors 1300 · £2 child, £3 adult, £5 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children)

Tying in with the Summer Reading Challenge theme, The Big Friendly Read, this is a 1996 live action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Matilda, starring Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito. An intelligent 6 year old girl, Matilda, discovers her telekinetic powers, which she uses to her advantage when she starts school, faced with the evil principal Trunchbull.

For tickets visit Gainsborough Community Library or call 01473 260888.

Branagh Theatre's Romeo & Juliet

Branagh Theatre's Romeo & Juliet

Capel St Mary Library · 22 September, 1345, doors 1330 · £10.50 adults and £8 concessions

Principal cast: Richard Madden, Lily James, Derek Jacobi

Falling madly in love with each other, Romeo and Juliet’s amorous affair is swiftly derailed by their families, the Montagues and the Capulets. A long-standing feud between them threatens to tear the lovers apart, and will have devastating consequences for both families.

Kenneth Branagh directs a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tragedy, a passionate, modern production that aims to delight enthusiasts and reach out to younger audiences.

For tickets visit Capel St Mary Library or call 01473 311699.

New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Capel St Mary Library · 24 November, 1345, doors 1330 · £8

The young and young-at-heart are transported to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets.

In the New York City Ballet’s famously extravagant staging of Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies, one of the most complex theatrical staged ballets in the Company’s active repertory, George Balanchine’s stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects including a Christmas tree that grows to a height of 40 feet.

For tickets visit Capel St Mary Library or call 01473 311699.

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

Capel St Mary Library · 26 January, 1345, doors 1330 · £8

A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne.

Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera, Carmen, with one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, the familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.

For tickets visit Capel St Mary Library or call 01473 311699.

About

Suffolk Libraries Presents brings quality theatre and exhibition events to Suffolk communities using the latest digital screening equipment.

It’s funded by Arts Council England and runs in several of the county’s libraries with the aim of bringing more Suffolk residents into contact with the arts in a familiar and accessible local venue.

Digitally recorded, internationally acclaimed performance and exhibition events will be screened using the latest projection equipment in Stradbroke, Felixstowe, Ixworth, Gainsborough, Hadleigh, Lowestoft and Capel St Mary libraries.

The performances will include the Globe Theatre’s productions of Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors; well-known ballets such as Matthew Bourne’s productions of Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake; and unique, commentated tours of visual art exhibitions featuring artists such as Matisse, Rembrant and Van Gogh.

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