Stag Selected Events
Stag Selected Events are a variety of screenings including live broadcasts from the National Theatre,Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Opera and The Metropolitan Opera alongside foreign films, special cinema-release documentaries and cult classics.
It offers a comprehensive selection of opera, Shakespearean theatre, assorted productions from UK theatres and acclaimed films from around the world.
So come to The Stag, enjoy a drink, watch the show and do let us know what you think!
Anne Frank: Parallel Stories
In recognition of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Oscar-Winning Helen Mirren tells the story of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her world famous diary, a story that has made the tragedy of the Holocaust known to readers all over the world.
What would Anne’s life have been like had she survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen? What would have happened to the hopes and dreams she wrote about in her diaries? What could she have told us about persecution, about concentration camps? How would she have interpreted the reality of today, the rekindling of antisemitism and new racism?
This emotive telling is entwined with the stories of 5 Holocaust survivors ( Arianna Szörenyi, Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard, Helga Weiss and sisters Andra and Tatiana Bucci) who shared Anne’s same fate of deportation, suffering and were denied their childhood and adolescence, but were fortunately able to go on and live the life that Anne was denied.
Date & Time: Monday, January 27 at 7.45pm
Kinky Boots – The Musical
Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen!
With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth.
Date & Time: Sunday, February 9 at 7.45pm
National Theatre Live – 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.
Date & Time: Thursday, February 20 at 7.00pm
Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice
Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice tells the story of the painter Jacopo Robusti (1519-1594), the only great Renaissance artist to never leave Venice (even during the plague years) who earned the moniker of Tintoretto, or the Little Dyer, thanks to his father’s profession.
Through the life of the painter, the film outlines the socio-political context of 16th century Venice. It was a culturally flourishing century, during which other giants of the art world also played a leading role, such as Titian and Veronese, Tintoretto’s eternal rivals. At that time, the Serenissima Republic was confirming its maritime supremacy by becoming one of the most powerful merchant ports in Europe and facing the tragic plague of 1575-77, which wiped out most of the population, and left an indelible mark in the Lagoon.
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 26 at 7.30pm
The Prado Museum – A Collection of Wonders
The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders, narrated by and featuring Academy Award-winner, Jeremy Irons, is a cinematic journey through the rooms, stories and emotions of one of the most visited museums in the world. Its wealth of over 8000 art treasures is a spell-binding experience drawing almost 3 million visitors to Madrid every year.
The film interweaves the art narrative with a study of the architecture and an analysis of valuable archival materials and includes interviews with various experts from the Prado Museum. It takes a close look at not only the magnificent works of art but also the landscape, the palaces and buildings that saw the birth and development of these extraordinary collections.
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 28 at 7.30pm
National Theatre Live – The Welkin
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.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 21 at 7.00pm
Hermitage: The Power of Art
The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, is the world’s second largest art museum attracting over 4.2 million visitors from across the globe in 2018. The vast museum features more than 3 million works of art within its 66,842 sq. metres of exhibition space with a tour route of over 30kms!
Hermitage: The Power of Art tells the great stories and events that have passed down the corridors of the museum and through the streets of St. Petersburg: from its foundation by Peter I to the splendour of Catherine the Great; from the triumph of Alexander I against Napoleon, to the 1917 Revolution; and down to the present day.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 3 at 7.30pm
Royal Shakespeare Company – 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.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 10 at 7.00pm
Royal Shakespeare Company – The Comedy of Errors
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?
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 15 at 7.00pm
Royal Shakespeare Company – 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.
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 23 at 7.00pm