MARCH 2018

2, 3, 4 fri, sat 20:30 & sun 11:00

18th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform  


Dance performances and parallel events presented by established and upcoming choreographers in the framework of the annual Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform, organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Rialto Theatre and the Dance House Lemesos. *Branch / Discussion @ Dance House Lemesos 

6 tue 20:30 (217’) 




Seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas with Benedict Cumberbatch on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner. Broadcast from the National Theatre.

7 wed 20:30 (130’)  

Quills  On Stage 18+ 



Doug Wright’s awarded play titled Quills recounts the final days in the life of notorious Marquis de Sade in the Charendon asylum in Paris, in 1807.

8 thu 20:30 (70’) 

Queens of Syria  



Queens of Syria tells the story of fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, the timeless ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war. Director: Yasmin Fedda. In Arabic with Greek and English subtitles. Go-organiser: British Council. 

9 fri 20:30 (70’) 

The Chairs - Eugene Ionesco 

Theatro Dendro 


An elderly couple passes its time on an isolated island, excluded from the rest of the world. Directed and adapted by: George Mouaimis.

10 sat 19:55 (240’) 




Angela Meade makes her Met role debut in Rossini’s opera, which features Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov and Ryan Speedo Green. Conductor: Maurizio Benini. Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, with Greek and English subtitles. 

14 wed 20:30 (120’) 

A Sea of Songs 

Mimis Plessas - Klaudia Delmer 


Mimis Plessas, accompanied by talented Klaudia Delmer, unveils his greatest moments on the piano, reviving old and beloved songs. 

16 fri 20:30 (90’) 

Electra the Third 



Despina Bebedeli directs and takes on the title role about Electra, a reputable theatre actress who lives now old, alone and forgotten, reminiscing her old glory.

17 sat 20:30 (90’) 

Tribute to Sergei Rachmaninoff 



75 years since Rachmaninoff’s death - Cypriot pianist Manolis Neophytou presents a tribute to acclaimed Russian composer, with virtuosi musicians Sorin Alexandru-Horlea ,Margarita Elia, Mariola Charitidou, Nicolas Efthimiou, Doros Zisimos, Marios Marcou and Marios Nicolaou.  

21 wed (70’) 

Tribute to Michalis Christodoulides 

Music School of Limassol 


The Music School of Limassol and Lanitio Lyceum organise a tribute to Cypriot composer Michalis Christodoulides.  Conductor: Michalis Christodoulides 

23, fri 20:30 &   24 sat 17:00 (120’) 

Stella with the red gloves 15+ 

THOC Central Stage 


Iconic and much loved Kambanellis’ work is a hymn to unconventionality.  

Director Konstantinos Arvanitakis sheds light on the timelessness of the subject, in a performance with live music composed by Stamatis Kraounakis

25 sun 18:30 (180’) 

The Winter’s Tale  



Christopher Wheeldon created this adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance in 2014. The performance received ecstatic praise by critics and audiences for its powerful story, told through exquisite dance. 

28 wed 20:30 (90’) 

Easter Concerts 



Within the spirit of the Greek Orthodox Holy Week, a concert of pain and passion presents the work of composers:

D. Shostakovich: Chamber symphony op. 110a 

E. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46: II. Ase’s death 

P. Vasks: Musica dolorosa for strings (Cyprus premiere) 

J. Haydn: Symphony no. 49 in F minor (“The Passion”) 

Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann 

29  thu 20:30 (120’)  



Eleftheria Arnavitaki returns to the Rialto Theatre, presenting a repertoire including both her old beloved songs and tracks from her latest discography.

31  sat 19:55 (211’) 

Cosi Fan Tutte  



Phelim McDermott returns to the Met, setting Mozart’s comedy in the 1950s on Coney Island.  The cast features Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, Christopher Maltman. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera.Conductor: David Robertson. Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House, with Greek and English subtitles.