Met Opera: The Exterminating Angel (ctba)
USA/2017/Running time and cert TBC. Dir: Thomas Adès. With: Sally Matthews, Ieystn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, John Tomlinson
Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film.