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Sat 5th to Mon 7th May
New from multi Oscar-winning director Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit) is this hilarious stop-motion animated romp. Set at the dawn of time, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), his pet sidekick Hognob and Goona (Maisie Williams) as they unite against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City.

Sun 6th & Tues 8th May
Urgent, passionate and incredibly moving, Robin Campillo’s acclaimed ensemble drama is set in the early ‘90s and follows the activist group ACT UP as they confront governmental inertia on AIDS; while balancing their political fight with the joys of love and the pain of losses in their midst. Perhaps the most viscerally compelling film you’ll see on screen all year.

Thurs 10th May
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Fri 11th to Sun 13th & Thurs 16th May

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring comedian standing up to sexist forces in Adrian Shergold’s (Mad Dogs, Pierrepoint) tough, edgy comedy. Set in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Peake is ‘Funny Cow’, who longs to be a club comic despite the chauvinism of the circuit and difficulties at home. Also featuring Paddy Considine, Diane Morgan and Corinne Bailey Rae, soundtracked by Richard Hawley, it’s raw, angry and heartfelt.

Sat 12th & Sun 13th May
James Corden gives sprightly voice to mischievous Peter Rabbit in this superb combined live action and animated adventure comedy adapted from Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories; which sees Peter’s feud with the McGregors reach new heights as he and Thomas compete for the affections of animal lover Bea (Rose Byrne). A riotous, action packed and beautiful crafted addition to the Potter canon.

Sat 12th May
An American silent film classic, Beggars of Life stars the iconic Louise Brooks as Nancy, who after escaping her violent stepfather disguises herself as a boy to go on the run. Meeting a kindly drifter, together they ride the rails through stunning American landscapes. Alternately lyrical and action-packed, Beggars of Life is an American classic. Accompanied by a live harp score from Elizabeth-Jane Baldry.

Sun 13th May
Identity, fear, obsession: based on his best-selling auto-biography of the same name, Psycho Vertical is a raw, emotive and multi award-winning study of writer, comic and hero-mountaineer, Andy Kirkpatrick. A world-class climber and alpinist, Andy is compelled to share his chaotic personal life on-stage whilst also testing himself on the world’s most difficult climbs. An intimate portrait of one of climbing’s most controversial figures.

Mon 14th May
Clio Barnard, one of the UK’s most distinctive contemporary filmmakers, follows The Selfish Giant and The Arbor with this searing rural drama set against the stunning Yorkshire landscape. Following her father’s death, farm labourer Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to Yorkshire to claim ownership of the once beautiful smallholding she believes is hers. A dark contemporary folk tale of familial trauma and exploitation.

Tues 15th & Thurs 17th May
An explosive family drama, Xavier Legrand’s debut feature is reminiscent of the Dardenne brothers’ hard-hitting unsentimental realism, with added touches of horror. Miriam (Léa Drucker) and Antoine (Denis Ménochet) are battling for custody of their son Julien (Thomas Gioria) but when a decision is finally reached, it sets in motion an almost unbearably tense chain of events. Flawlessly executed and full of a nerve-shredding tension.

Weds 16th May
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography.

Fri 18th to Thurs 24th May
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet in this action packed, star-strewn return to the Marvel universe. As the Avengers and their allies continue to protect the world, a new danger emerges from the cosmic shadows: Thanos (Josh Brolin), a despot of intergalactic infamy.

Sat 19th May
Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron dazzle in Vincente Minelli’s (Meet Me in St. Louis) glorious classic musical. Kelly is Jerry, a former G.I. in Paris to realise his dream of becoming an artist when he falls for shop girl Lise (Caron); setting the stage for a series of romantic escapades, and some of the finest musical sequences ever captured on film.