ROH: Tosca (12A)
Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing
Wednesday February 7, 7.15pm
Tickets £16.50/child and senior £15.50/student £14.50
Screened live from The Royal Opera House, Puccini’s operatic thriller Tosca is one of the great opera experiences. Jonathan Kent’s production captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work remains one of the most performed of all operas. It is sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.
The Prince of Nothingwood (15)
The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove
Wednesday February 7, 8pm
Tickets £6/TOM’s Friends 15% off
Sonia Kronlund’s 2017 documentary about Salim Shaheen, an Afghan film-maker, follows his latest production in Bamiyan, the ancient outpost where ancient Buddhas were blasted away by the Taliban. Despite Afghanistan’s war and conflicts, Shaheen has made 110 films, using real blood and real guns with real ammunition in his productions.
Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.
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