APRIL 2019

2 Stones in His Pockets Neos Kosmos Theatre 

tue 20:30 (80’) 

 

Written by Marie Jones in 1996, Stones in His Pockets was staged for the first time in Belfast and went on to have a successful run in London’s West End and, from there, to Broadway. The play itself, as well as its stagings, received critical acclaim and multiple awards, including two Olivier Awards (2001) for Best Comedy and Best Actor.  

This tragicomedy takes place in a small rural town in Ireland, where many of the townspeople are extras in a Hollywood production. Charlie and Jake are two local and hopeless men who are also employed as extras for the filming. So is Sean, who drowns himself by putting stones in his pockets. 

The fake world of Hollywood collides with the harsh reality of a rural town. A story seen through the eyes of two people and the lives of fifteen characters, performed by Makis Papadimitriou and  Yiorgos Chrysostomou. In Greek.  

4 The Traditional Music Ensemble of Limassol Music School “Marios Tokas”  

thu 20:30 (60’) 

 

The Traditional Music Ensemble of Limassol Music School “Marios Tokas”, conducted by music teacher Andreas Christodoulou, presents songs and melodies from the Cypriot and Greek music tradition. Popular songs from Smyrna alternate with Arabic, Bulgarian, Armenian and Turkish traditional tunes. A concert highlighting the common cultural tradition of people who share the same geographic area. 

Performed by the students and teachers of the Traditional Music Ensemble of Limassol Music School “Marios Tokas”. 

6 A music tribute to Exarchia CHRISTOS THIVAIOS & STRING DEMONS 

sat 20:30 (100’)  

 

A music tribute to Exarchia, the infamous, creative and artistic neighbourhood of Athens, which has been associated with some of the most influential names of our music legacy: N. Asimos, P. Sidiropoulos, Arleta, K. Gogou. A concert by prominent Greek singer Christos Thivaios, accompanied by String Demons, the string duet renowned for its original covers of classic, rock, folk and pop songs. 

7 Don Quixote | Royal Ballet HD Live 

sun 18:00 (165’) 

 

Broadcast from London’s Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House presents Don Quixote, the famous ballet in three acts, choreographed by Carlos Acosta. The adventures of Cervantes’ bumbling knight, Don Quixote, have been the inspiration for countless ballets, of which Petipa's is one of the best loved, featuring Ludwig Minkus’ score. This exuberant production combines all the elements of the greatest classical ballets, bursting with emotion, drama and vivid characters. The principal guest artist of the Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta, has danced the virtuoso role of Basilio many times, and brings that experience to his unique and vibrant vision of the story. Tim Hatley’s set design provides a modern twist to a traditional directing. Conducted by: Martin Yates. 

10 King Richard III | THOC’S SENTRAL STAGE  

wed 20:30 (180’) 15+ 

 

William Shakespeare’s play about the deformed, evil and unexpectedly charming King Richard III staged for the first time in Cyprus. The play “explores power, violence and ‘beauty’, unfolding in the dark atmosphere of medieval England and unveiling the most primal instincts of human nature”. 

Directed and adapted by: Paris Erotokritou.  

In Greek with ith English and Turkish surtitles. 

12 - 20  CYPRUS FILM DAYS 2019 

fri - sut 20:00 & 22:00 18+  

 

This 17th edition of Cyprus Film Days presents a variety of films, screened at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. An international competition section (Glocal Images), internationally acclaimed film premieres (Viewfinder), a national competition section, tributes, parallel programmes and music events make up this year’s official International Film Festival of Cyprus dedicated to fiction feature films. This year, the jury will consist of internationally acclaimed personalities from the film industry, while many of the films will be screened in the presence of the filmmakers. Film premieres: Girl by Lukas Dhont, Dogman by Matteo Garrone, The Guilty by Gustav Möller, Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie. All films will be screened in their original language with English and Greek subtitles.

24 I'm Not Running NT Live DAVID HARE  

wed 20:00 (200’) 12+ 

David Hare’s new play (The Reader, The Hours, NT Live: Skylight) is an explosive political drama portraying personal choices and their public consequences. Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the NHS to becoming an independent MP. In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party. As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision. 

Cast: Siân Brooke (Sherlock, Doctor Foster), Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, About Time), Alex Hassell (Grantchester, The Miniaturist). 

Broadcast from London’s Lyttelton Theatre with English and Greek subtitles.