Globe Theatre to stream free content

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre has announced that it will release forty productions on its Globe Player service for free. Each show will be presented for two weeks on a rolling cycle from 6th April.

Among the shows are:
Hamlet starring artistic director Michelle Terry (2018),
Romeo and Juliet with Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun (2009),
A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Michelle Terry (2013),
The Winter’s Tale  with Annette Badland (2018),
The Two Noble Kinsmen with Brian Dick (2018) and
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019) with Bryony Hannah.

Continuing Culture during Social Distancing

With cinemas and theatres across the country “going dark” scheduled live event screening has been put on hold for the time being.

The National Theatre, Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company have put plans in place to help fill the cultural vacuum during this period of social distancing.

National Theatre at Home will launch on YouTube at 7pm Thursday, 2nd April with One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden. This will be available for seven days.
A different classic production will be uploaded to their YouTube channel every Thursday.
More details can be found here.

FromOurHouseToYourHouse will be available from 7pm Friday, 27th March via the Royal Opera House Facebook and  YouTube channels. The first stream will be the ballet Peter and the Wolf from 2010. Similar to the NT scheme each production will be available for seven days.

The BBC will be broadcasting six Royal Shakespeare Company productions between now and September. Full details of the broadcasts are yet to be announced but
this page on the RSC website will be updated on progress.

Now booking for Winter Double Bill and Meal

First up is Death in Venice (1973). An intense and moving portrayal of tortured composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Mahler). Set in the early twentieth century, he is a frail middle-aged man in ill health who travels to Venice to seek rest after a period of artistic and personal stress. He is fascinated by the concept of beauty, and becomes obsessed by a beautiful Polish teenage boy staying in his hotel. Starring Dirk Bogarde.

After our meal we return to Venice for Don’t Look Now (1973), a psychological thriller based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier. A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is a psychic and brings a warning from ‘beyond’. Starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, it is one of those films once seen, never forgotten

The films are free to Tideswell Cinema members, and £5 (for both) to non-members. The meal costs £10, and all payment will be taken on the day. However it is important to book and to choose your menu in advance as places are limited and food has to be pre-ordered.

Main course choice (reflecting our Italian theme, mostly!):

Homemade Bolognese (beef and bacon), with (GF) fusilli pasta

Lasagne with garlic bread or chips, and side salad

Pesto Pasta (V,GF) in creamy sauce with courgettes and peppers, garlic bread or chips

Margherita Pizza

Goujons of Cod, chips, peas and tartare sauce

Chicken and roast woodland mushroom pie with vegetables, mash or chips

Dessert choice:

Sponge pudding with strawberry jam, and custard

Brandy snap basket with ice cream


Please book your places and food choice by email,

or by phoning Margaret on 01298 871681.

Special showing in aid of the Malala Fund

We will be showing the film He Named Me Malala in aid of the Malala Fund at 7pm on Wednesday 5th July.

Tickets are £5 and all profits will go to the Malala Fund.  To book tickets call 01298 871063

When I read the book ‘He Named me Malala’ I was really inspired. It tells the remarkable true story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan just for going to school! When I got to the end of the book and saw that a fund had been set up in Malala’s name to bring secondary education to girls living in countries that are too poor to provide it or where education for girls is not valued, I knew this was my chance to help. I decided to organise a screening of the film ‘He Named Me Malala’ as the volunteer element of Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. This screening will raise money for the fund so I hope that people will come to watch and at the same time help young women around the world to have a future.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Daisy Rogers

From Davis Guggenheim, the director of Waiting for Superman and the Academy Award Winning An Inconvenient Truth comes this highly inspiring and deeply moving documentary about courage, survival, and empowerment. He Named Me Malala tells the remarkable true story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating girls’ education. Rather than be silenced, Malala emerged as a global voice for the education rights of all children, and in 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient. 

Tideswell Community Players

We like to support our sister organisation, Tideswell Community Players, whenever we can. Their latest production is imminent and looks to be one to remember.

Please note that Tideswell Cinema doesn’t handle booking for Tideswell Community Players productions, their booking details are below.

Deception and its Consequences

Arthur Miller’s stunning play All My Sons is coming to the magnificent surroundings of Tideswell Church on 10 – 12 November.

Performed by Tideswell Community Players, it is a compelling story of the outcome of war on two families, with themes of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed.

The play was Arthur Miller’s first great Broadway success and sealed his reputation as one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th Century.  It is a great privilege for it to be performed in this splendid and atmospheric setting at this time in November and a fitting tribute for Remembrance Day.

Based on a true story about the supply of defective aeroplane engine parts to the US military in World War 2. It shows the consequences of the massive deception on those involved and the lasting effect of the loss of a son.

A powerful must-see drama that will simply take your breath away, from the local theatre company that brought you the sell-out The Stirrings in Sheffield on Saturday Night and many others. Don’t miss it!

7:30pm Thursday 10th November to Saturday 12th November.Tickets £8 and £6 from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Shop or available online through TideswellTheatre (small charge applies). Bookings on or 01298 871063

Tideswell Community Players

We like to support our sister organisation, Tideswell Community Players, whenever we can. Their next production, ‘Cheshire Cats’ should be a good night out – it’s in the parish church July 21-23 at 7.30pm. There is a spare night (Friday) in between our screenings of Richard III on Thur July 21 and Andre Rieu on Sat July 23, so do go along. 

Feelgood comedy in Tideswell Church this July

Come and see a life affirming comedy this month when Tideswell Community Players perform Cheshire Cats by Gail Young in the parish church.

A group of women decide to enter a famous charity walk to raise money for breast cancer research while also enjoying a girly weekend away in London. So it’s on with trainers, fancy costumes and decorated bras as they aim to speedwalk their way to fundraising success. But there are a few surprises along the way and an unusual last minute change to the team.

This comic tribute to all those who raise funds for deserving causes will resonate with everyone. Don’t miss this genuinely funny and touching feelgood comedy! Raffle profits to go towards to fight against breast cancer.

7:30pm Thursday 21st July to Saturday 23rd July, St John the Baptist Church. Tickets £8 and £6 (concessions) from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Shop. Also buy through Tideswell Theatre Facebook Page and (small booking fee applies). More information from, Tideswell Theatre on Facebook and Twitter or 01298 871063. Image shows the cover from the Samuel French edition of the play.

Tweet, tweet! National award for Tideswell Cinema

Tideswell Cinema was awarded a splendid glass trophy at the More2Screen Independent Cinema event in London on Wednesday.

The community cinema, which presents more than 50 live theatre, opera, ballet broadcasts and films a year, won the Best Social Media award for publicising its events on Facebook, Twitter and its own website.
The ‘MAFTA’ Award for Tremendous Achievement was presented to committee member Diana Walkden on behalf of the Tideswell Cinema team who said: “We’re thrilled that Tideswell Cinema has been selected for the Best Social Media award.
“It’s especially rewarding as we are a non-profit community cinema run by enthusiastic volunteers – so enthusiastic we love to shout about our events on Twitter and Facebook. It’s great to be able to re-tweet More2Screen messages and tell people they can see these live events in the beautiful Peak District in a room above a village pub (The George) – what could be more enticing.”
More2Screen, which distributes live opera, ballet and theatre events to 5,000 cinemas in 70 territories, said: “Over the past year, we have been very impressed with your dedication to promoting the Royal Opera House season via Twitter and Facebook. You are always the first to retweet and share anything that More2Screen has posted. It is great to see that your venue is passionate about encouraging an appreciation for Event Cinema in your local area.”