The Happy Prince (2018)
Starring Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde
and Colin Firth as Reggie Turner
Rupert Everett, who wrote and directed the film, also acts alongside a stellar, wish-list of a cast, including Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Anna Chancellor. Depicting the time after his release from Reading Gaol, it follows Oscar Wilde’s last days of exile to the continent where he is lost in bankruptcy, infamy and pain.
Everett has succeeded in making a beautiful and moving tribute to a contradictory, perplexing and maddening genius.
A Matter of Life and Death
(AKA Stairway to Heaven) The film starred David Niven and Kim Hunter along with Raymond Massey and Richard Attenborough. A British, all-time classic fantasy-romance film set in England during the Second World War. The film was chosen for the first ever Royal Film Performance on 1 November 1946.
British Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June (Kim Hunter), an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. But Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem arises when a divine messenger (Marius Goring) arrives to escort Peter to heaven to rectify his wrongful survival …
Bully Beef & Whizzbangs
BlackBox Theatre Company presents
BULLY BEEF & WHIZZBANGS
by Chris Hawley
Touring from September 20th to November 11th 2018
A specially commissioned play to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Set on the battlefields of France during 1916, the multi-award winning BULLY BEEF & WHIZZBANGS takes a wry and often humorous look at life in a front line trench through the eyes of its two reluctant heroes. SMUDGER, a new arrival at The Front, is keen to shoot his first Jerry whilst HARRY is more interested in keeping his head down, thinking of home and enjoying a nice mug of tea. Stuck in a hole surrounded by mud and death, how will our boys cope with the ever-present danger of being shot or blown to smithereens?
“Cheer up chum. The first seven years are the worst!”
Tickets discounted: Adult: £10 *Concessions: £8 (OAP, Disabled, Student, Child) **Family: £30 (2+2)
*Concessions - please select child option
**Family tickets - please enter FAMILY into coupon box to get the additional discount.
The play runs 1 hour 15 mins and there will be a 20 minute Q&A afterwards.
The bar will be open (before and after) and tea/coffee and cakes will be available.
NB. The lighting of a beacon on The Green will be at 6.55pm where there will be a reading and the 'last post' played together with refreshments - organised by the Bonfire committee.
At 4pm the Archive will be holding a display in the Charles Watts Room.
Swimming with Men (2018)
Did you enjoy The Full Monty? If you liked that, you are going to LOVE this!
Based on a true story of a group of Swedish men who competed in the synchronised swimming world championship. This is a feel-good film from Director, Oliver Parker, with a terrific cast featuring the likes of Rob Brydon, Jim Carter, Nathaniel Parker, Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays and Jane Horrocks, among many other well-known actors.