Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Live satellite broadcasts

Using the large screen in the auditorium the Ucheldre Centre is able to offer live satellite broadcasts from major international venues.


Branagh Theatre Encore:

The Winter’s Tale

Sunday 29 November2.30pm

Branagh Theatre Encore: The Winter’s Tale

Our latest addition to the live screening programme, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live, promises to be an exceptional first series of plays being broadcast from The Garrick Theatre in London.

The Winter’s Tale launches the season. 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.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends, but sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences.

The Winter’s Tale will star a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

3hrs 30
                          £10, £8 concessions, £3 children

Broadcast ENO Live Encore:
The Mikado
Friday 4 December7.30pm

The Mikado

Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum.  Just one snag.  She's betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner.  And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute - chop chop!

Broadcast live from the London Coliseum in stunning HD, English National Opera’s spectacular production of The Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. Experience the irresistible combination of wonderful wit, memorable melodies and hilarious antics in this much-loved production from Jonathan Miller of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera.

Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, Miller’s Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. The combination of Gilbert’s virtuosic wit, Sullivan’s memorable melodies and Miller’s hilarious antics is irresistible.

Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the genial Mikado for the first time, 46 years after making his ENO debut, while Richard Suart, the acknowledged master of the Lord High Executioner’s pathological ‘little list’, returns at Ko-Ko.

2hrs 30
Sung in English with surtitles       £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live:
Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Mascagni | Leoncavallo)
Sunday 13 December2pm

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Mascagni | Leoncavallo) 

These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers’ masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold. 

The Royal Opera’s Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a cast that includes charismatic Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, exciting Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio and the thrilling Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko.

Santuzza Eva-Maria Westbroek      Canio Aleksandrs Antonenko
Turiddu Aleksandrs Antonenko     Tonio Dimitri Platanias
Mamma Lucia Elena Zilio                 Nedda Carmen Giannattasio
Alfio Dimitri Platanias                     Beppe Benjamin Hulett
Lola Martina Belli                             Silvio Dionysios Sourbis
3hrs (One interval)
Sung in Italian with surtitles       £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Visit to
Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
Monday 14 December7.30pm

Visit to Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
with Arturo Galansino and Antonio Natali

We are pleased to introduce a new exciting and multidimensional journey into timeless beauty, Florence and the Uffizi Gallery.

 A journey into the city of the Italian Renaissance through the most beautiful and representative works of art from the period, from Michelangelo, Brunelleshi, Raphael, Leonardo and Botticelli.

Arturo Galansino (Curator of the Royal Academy in London and newly appointed director of the Strozzi Foundation in Florence), and Antonio Natali, Director of the Uffizi, will guide viewers around the Gallery, detailing the key works using the most advanced 3D and ultra HD technologies.

1hr 37
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Live Ballet:
The Nutcracker
Wednesday 16 December7.15pm

ROH Live Ballet Presents:  The Nutcracker

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker.

Loosely based on a story by Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets.

Peter Wright’s enchanting production with its wondrously growing Christmas tree and a rousing battle between the villainous Mouse King and an army of toy soldiers, mines the colour of Tchaikovsky’s score, retaining exquisite surviving fragments of the original Ivanov choreography, including the beautiful pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

  The Sugar Plum Fairy Lauren Cuthbertson      The Prince Matthew Golding  

Herr Drosselmeyer Gary Avis                Clara Francesca Hayward  

Hans Peter / The Nutcracker Alexander Campbell

            Choreography Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov     Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Original scenario Marius Petipa after ETA Hoffmann’s Nußknacker und Mausekönig

                   Production and scenario Peter Wright  Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman

                                                 Lighting designer Mark Henderson 

Watch the Trailer

 2hrs 15 (with an interval)
                            £10, £8 concessions, £3 children

Broadcast ROH Live:
La Traviata  (Verdi)
Thursday 4 February6.45pm

La Traviata

La Traviata is regarded as one of Verdi’s finest operas, and Richard Eyre’s traditional staging, is one of The Royal Opera’s most popular productions.  The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera’s greatest heroines, based on the real life courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847 aged just 23. 

In this revival, Violetta is sung by Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva in her debut with The Royal Opera, following her successful appearance as Violetta at the Glyndebourne Festival.

Conductor  Yves Abel with Royal Opera Chorus, and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Director  Richard Eyre
Violetta Valery  Venera Gimadieva    
Alfredo Germont  Saimir Pirgu               
Giorgio Germont  Luca Salsi                   
Flora Bervoix  Andrea Hill

Gastone de Letorières  Luis Gomes

Annina Sarah Pring

Baron Douphol Yuriy Yurchuk                      

3hrs 20 (Two intervals)
Sung in Italian with surtitles       £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
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