|Tideswell Cinema is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation bringing digital film to the heart of the Peak District. We operate under the umbrella of Tideswell Community Players whose main function is to provide live theatre to the village. You can find out about theatre events in the village by clicking this link.|
We run an annual season of films from September to April and also screen other special events. We are also starting to screen live arts events from the stage in London and beyond.
If you wish to become a member you will find a downloadable membership form on the Current Season page.
Nabucco (delayed live) 7.30pm Wed/Thu 1 & 2 May 2013
Following the spectacular failure of his second opera, Un giorno di regno, Giuseppe Verdi vowed never to compose another. But he was lured back to the theatre by Bartolomeo Merelli, the impresario of La Scala, Milan, with the commission for Nabucco. The resulting opera was a triumph - first performed in 1842, it was revived the same year with a run of 57 shows. As Verdi wrote: 'with this opera, it can truly be said that my artistic career began.'
Daniele Abbado's production is set in the second half of the 20th century and makes imaginative use of large-scale video projections to accompany and reflect the action on stage. An enormous chorus lends weight to epic numbers such as 'Immenso Jehova' - the Hebrew Slaves' triumphant hymn of thanksgiving - and their song of exile, 'Va, pensiero', which is considered by many to be Italy's unofficial national anthem. There are wonderful bass and baritone roles in the figures of Nabucco, the Babylonian King (based on the biblical King Nebuchadnezzar), and Zaccaria, the Hebrew prophet. And in Abigaille, Verdi created a memorable anti-heroine, at once terrifying and pitiable. Throughout, the score blends rhythmic vitality and powerful drama, and is on a scale that does justice to the opera's epic themes.
Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) available from firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Jacqueline Teeney on 01298 872993
This House (live from the National Theatre) 7pm, 16 May 2013
It's 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbitingas Britain's political parties battle to change the future of the nation,whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by athread. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes.
ueline Teeney on 01298 872993