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. Come to The Stag, enjoy a drink, watch the show and do let us know what you think!
Stag Selected Events are sponsored by The Window Sanctuary
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
Drawing on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future.
Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet the innovators and change makers pioneering the best solutions already available to us today to improve the health of our planet and societies. Inspired by these discoveries and guided by the many children he consults with along the way, Damon interweaves dramatic sequences and high-end visual effects to conjure a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the current dystopian future we are so often presented.
Aimed at a broad audience that includes children and their parents, serious information is delivered with irreverence and humour. Experts are shrunk into scenes to emphasise a point, animation makes the invisible visible and visual effects show how scaling these solutions by 2040 will positively impact our lives and our planet. This rich visual approach combined with the structure of an intimate letter to a daughter from her father allows for lightness and cheekiness, ensuring the film is both entertaining and educational, with the end goal being to inspire action and change.
Many academics believe that people become inactive or paralysed on this topic because it all just feels too overwhelming and alarming. 2040 is an aspirational film full of hope about the possibility to make changes that will shift the course for humanity and the planet.
Date & Time: Friday, June 5 at 4.45pm
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
National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again
From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime.
After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy.
Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) directs a cast including Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman in this joyous farce.
Date & Time: Thursday, July 23 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