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.


Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:
Coppélia
Tuesday 10 December 7.15pm

From The Royal Ballet

Coppélia

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois' charming and funny Coppélia.

A story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intircate choreography is set to Delibes' delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company.

£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Ballet Encore:
The Nutcracker
Tuesday 17 December 7.15pm

From The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker (U)

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of the Nutcracker is always a wonderful Christmas treat.

It's Chrismas Eve and, to Tchaikovsky's glittering score, Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is supended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.

To watch the trailer please click here

2hrs 15
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Ballet Encore:
The Nutcracker
Relaxed performance
Wednesday 18 December 1pm

From The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker (U)

Special Relaxed Screening

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of the Nutcracker is always a wonderful Christmas treat.

It's Chrismas Eve and, to Tchaikovsky's glittering score, Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is supended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.

To watch the trailer please click here

2hrs 15
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast Met Opera Live
Wozzeck
Saturday 11 January5.55pm

Met Opera Live

Berg's Wozzeck

South African artist William Kentridge focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment.

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium, with baritone Peter Mattei as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate. The commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

To see trailer please click here


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait Tuesday 14 January5.30pm


Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself.

One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency. Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.

When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for EXHIBITION ON SCREEN to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait Tuesday 14 January8pm


Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself.

One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency. Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.

When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for EXHIBITION ON SCREEN to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live
The Sleeping Beauty (12A)
Thursday 16 January7pm

ROH Ballet Live

The Sleeping Beauty

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company.

Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon.

This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it. 

To watch the trailer please click here
3hrs
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast La Bohéme
Wednesday 29 January7.45pm

ROH Opera Live

Puccini's La Bohéme

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La Bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing.

The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today:

Mimì Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo Charles Castronovo

Marcello Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta Aida Garifullina

Schaunard Gyula Nagy

Colline Peter Kellner

Joined by former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


2hrs 30
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Encore
Porgy and Bess
Sunday 2 February5.55pm


Met Opera Encore

Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’s modern American masterpiece has its first Met performance in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.

This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.

To see trailer please click here


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Kinky Boots
Tuesday 4 February7pm

Kinky Boots The Musical

music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

special film event of live performance

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!

Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

To watch the trailer please click here
2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Kinky Boots
Sunday 9 February3.30pm

Kinky Boots The Musical

music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper

special film event of live performance

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London’s Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!

Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

To see the trailer please click here
2hrs 15
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Cyrano de Bergerac
Thursday 20 February7pm

National Theatre Live 

Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live:                  
The Cellist/
Dances at a Gathering
Tuesday 25 February 7.15pm


ROH Ballet Live

The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering

The Cellist

Choreographer Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

Dances at a Gathering

Jerome Robbins's elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

Winter Season trailer

2hrs 30 incl interval
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Agrippina
Saturday 29 February5.55pm


Met Opera Live

Handel's Agrippina


Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.

Set in Ancient Rome, Agrippina plots the downfall of Emperor Claudius to secure the throne for her son Nero, in Handel’s first operatic triumph.

Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

To see trailer please click here


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Der Fliegende Holländer
Saturday 14 March4.55pm

Met Opera Live

Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer


Award-winning, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

Inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman, the Captain of a ghostly ship who has been condemned to sail the seas for eternity, is offered a chance of redemption by true love.

Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Fidelio
Tuesday 17 March7.15pm

ROH Opera Live

Beethoven's Fidelio


Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Sung in German with English surtitles


2hrs 30
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

Broadcast ROH Ballet:
Swan Lake
Wednesday 1 April 7.15pm


From The Royal Ballet

Swan Lake  (12A)

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival.

While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet.

The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments.

Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Image: Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried and Marianela Nuñez as Odile in Swan Lake ©2018 ROH. Photographed by Bill Cooper

3hrs
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Easter In Art
Tuesday 7 April5.30pm

Easter In Art

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment.

This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.

1hr 25
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Easter In Art
Tuesday 7 April8pm

Easter In Art

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment.

This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.

1hr 25
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Live
Tosca
Saturday 11 April5.55pm

Met Opera Live

Puccini's Tosca


Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko returns in the title role as the explosive diva in Puccini’s best-loved operatic thriller.

Based in Rome during the Napoleonic wars, this tragic tale of passion, murder, lust and love, set against a famously romantic score, is an enduring classic.

Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Opera Live:
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
Tuesday 21 April7pm


ROH Opera Live

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (12A)

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt.

The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy.

With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA - Pietro Mascagni

Turiddu Yonghoon Lee Santuzza Liudmyla Monastyrska Alfio Dimitri Platanias

Lola Josè Maria Lo Monaco

PAGLIACCI - Ruggero Leoncavallo

Canio Roberto Alagna Tonio Dimitri Platanias Nedda Aleksandra Kurzak

Silvio Bogdan Baciu Beppe Mikeldi Atxalandabaso

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


3hrs
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast Met Opera Encore
Maria Stuarda
Sunday 10 May3pm

Met Opera Encore

Donizetti's Maria Stuarda


Set in 16th Century Britain, Donizetti’s historical drama follows Mary, Queen of Scots and her bitter rivalry with the cousin responsible for imprisoning her, Queen Elizabeth I, and thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays.

Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast The Welkin (Provisionally 15)
Thursday 21 May7pm

National Theatre Live 

Lucy Kirkwood's The Welkin

One life in the hands of 12 women.

The Welkin is an unpredictable, gritty, thriller. A bold story packed with tension and dark humour, told in a striking, contemporary way.

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins).


3hrs TBC
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast ROH Ballet Live
The Dante Project
Thursday 28 May7.15pm

ROH Ballet Live 

The Dante Project 

(A World Premier)

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light.

The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice.

In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.


3hrs subject to change
£13, £11 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
The Winter's Tale
Wednesday 10 June7pm

RSC Live

Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.

King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

 A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Frida Kahlo
Monday 6 July5.30pm



Frida Kahlo

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.

Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.

Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.

We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” Frida Kahlo


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Film Frida Kahlo
Monday 6 July8pm



Frida Kahlo

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.

Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.

Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.

We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” Frida Kahlo


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
The Comedy of Errors
Wednesday 15 July7pm


RSC Live

Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors

A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else.

“So I to find a mother and a brother

In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself”

How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts to rather like it. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? And do they really want to?

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife 2019, The Hypocrite 2017, The Merry Wives of Windsor 2012).

Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live:
Pericles
Wednesday 23 September7pm


RSC Live

Shakespeare's Pericles

    Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys.

 

Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heart-breaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation.

 Director Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her acclaimed Titus Andronicus (2017) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

 

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £4 children/plant

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