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BSO Concert: New Year Johann Strauss Gala
Tuesday 1 January, Concert Hall, 3pm
The BSO’s annual series of New Year concerts return with a return of Viennese conductor Thomas Rösner who will guide you through a celebration of all your favourite Johann Strauss polkas and marches and, of course, a few famous Viennese waltzes including The Blue Danube.
Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake
Wednesday 9 – Thursday 10 January, Theatre, 7.30pm, Thurs matinee 2.30pm
The story of the Prince and the Swan Princess; a tragic tale of love that triumphs over evil, set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime, soaring dramatic score and performed by a live orchestra.
Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Friday 11 – Saturday 12 January, Theatre, 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm
Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet premieres its brand-new staging of this fairytale ballet. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score sets the scene for the enchanting and romantic story of Princess Aurora who is rescued from a deep sleep by her valiant Prince. Wicked Carabosse and the beautiful Lilac Fairy are joined by a host of fairytale characters in this delightful production.
Met Opera Live: Adriana Lecouvreur
Saturday 12 January, Cinema, 5.55pm
Encore: Friday 18 January, Cinema, 1pm
Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion.
National Theatre Encore: Anthony and Cleopatra
Tuesday 15 January, Cinema, 1pm
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.
Michael Portillo – Life: A Game of Two Halves
Wednesday 16 January, Theatre, 7pm
Michael Portillo has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for the solid workmanship found in the great railways of the world, the effect of the railways on the history of countries and the daily lives of their people. Listen to his story, told with a “parliamentary stand up” wit, and then feel free to question him about it. Followed by a book signing.
BSO Concert: Domestic Harmony
Wednesday 16 January, Concert Hall, 7.30m
The Symphonia Domestica is a multi-movement symphony describing a day in the life of the Strauss family. After introducing the Papa (Strauss), the Mama (Pauline) and the Baby (Franz), there follows a flowing commentary on domesticity.
Scott Hamilton Quartet
Friday 18 January, Sherling Studio, 8pm
Legendary American tenor star Scott Hamilton returns to Lighthouse after a seven-year absence with his regular, all-star UK quartet.
Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook
Friday 18 January, Theatre, 7.45pm
Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC ADELE Special, the outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice and captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance.
BSO Concert: Backward Glimpses
Wednesday 23 January, Concert Hall, 7.30pm
The Symphonic Dances proved to be Rachmaninov’s last work, and the music suggests a new direction he might have pursued had fate granted him more time. In contrast to the lush harmonies and sweeping melodic lines that pervade his earlier style, it offers a more modern sound of leaner textures and sharper harmonies.
Circus of Horrors: The Psycho Asylum
Thursday 24 January, Theatre, 7.45pm
Featuring an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts all woven into a sensational shock / horror story and the darkest of magic. The Psycho Asylum takes the show to a whole new level – enter if you dare!
The Best of Wham!
Saturday 26 January, Concert Hall, 7.30pm
A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band.
Alfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder
Saturday 26 January, Sherling Studio, 8pm
In his latest stand-up tour show former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of hit BBC Radio 4 comedy It’s A Fair Cop, takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation.
Holocaust Memorial Day
Sunday 27 January
Join the Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee in their annual act of commemoration to commemorate all those who were killed or persecuted during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
The Big Sing
Sunday 27 January, Concert Hall, 4pm
Spend a day singing with hundreds of others as you workshop and then perform some of Leonard Bernstein’s best-known music – Chichester Psalms and music from West Side Story. The day will be led and conducted by Gavin Carr, distinguished Director of the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. You don’t need to be in a choir – just be keen to sing.
BSO Concert: Pastoral Brahms
Wednesday 30 January, Concert Hall, 7.30pm
The Second Symphony might be described as Brahms’ “Pastoral”, a total contrast to the dramatic and very serious First. Its song-like melodies are imbued with a gentle and lyrical quality – in their simple beauty the themes give the impression of having been written down as a result of spontaneous inspiration. In Brahms’ own words, “A delightfully happy spirit” pervades the whole work.
The Elvis Years
Wednesday 30 January, Theatre, 7.45pm
This glittering production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis’ amazing journey from poor truck-driving teenager from Tupelo, Mississippi through the army, Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts. With a world class cast, authentic costumes and rare film footage, The Elvis Years features more than 50 of the King’s greatest hits.
National Theatre Live: I’m Not Running
Thursday 31 January, Cinema, 7pm
An explosive new play by David Hare. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
Thursday 31 January, Theatre, 7.45pm
Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, a breathtaking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation.
Thursday 31 January, Sherling Studio, 8pm
On a November evening in 1978 after eight years of civil war Nick Makoha and his mother fled their homeland of Uganda. Many people were displaced, thrown into unfamiliar environments and forced to find their new home in the world. The Dark is Nick’s own poetic retelling of his experience and that of others affected by it – a series of voices echoing from varying states of darkness.