- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Peter Mackie Burns
- Written by: Nico Mesinga
- Cast: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Daphne (Beecham) is a wisecracking 31 year old who thinks she knows it all before she witnesses something which knocks her for six. The script could be punchier and James is wasted as Daphne’s mum, but Burns’s narrative debut benefits from Beecham’s charismatic performance: a star in the making.
Tue 12 Dec
- 1h 47min
- Directed by: Armando Iannucci
- Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend
When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.
Mon 11 Dec
Fri 15 Dec
The Birmingham-based six-piece fuses saucy 1920s swing with stomping electro beats. Their live set includes electric double bass, vintage samples, gypsy jazz guitar and contemporary elements.
Sat 24 Mar
Live Music, Electronica.
- 2h 7min
- Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
- Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson, Chandler Head
The story of New York author Jeannette Walls (Larson as an adult, Anderson and Head as a child) and her upbringing in her eccentric family with mother Rose Mary (Watts) and alcoholic father Rex (Harrelson). Watts is underused as the vibrant Rose Mary and the cheesy dialogue and platitudes impair what’s otherwise a decent tearjerker.
Tue 12 Dec
Wed 13 Dec
After a well documented drug fueled meltdown that resulted in him pawning his guitars and to the very edge, the former Twisted Wheel frontman Jonny Brown returns reborn and equipped with new songs alongside some Wheel Classics. So Twisted Wheel is off the wagon and Jonny Brown is on it. The band first emerged as a stellar, incendiary three piece from Oldham in 2008 and gained the respect, admiration and support slots with Oasis,Kasabian, Paul Weller, Ian Brown, Happy Mondays, The View, The Courteeners ,The Enemy to name but a few. The band sold out the majority of shows on their first UK, Japanese and European tours, years of festivals from Glastonbury, T in the Park, Leeds and Reading to Kendal Calling and emerging new ones as well as relentlessly touring the byways, alleyways and smaller towns the width and breadth of England and Scotland. However, while Twisted Wheel's eponymous debut album was undoubtedly full of charisma, feral authentic lyrics and simple, elegant melodies, the more prosaic pieces were left on the sidelines in favour of the anthems and stomps. The strength of the songs meant he would always be able to continue with Twisted Wheel - in fact, it had become an expectation. He would kickstart the same machine time after time based on the songs alone and the shared passion of himself and committed TW fans. However, the inevitable truth couldn't be disguised for long: TW was a beast driven by one man who, for various reasons, needed it to exist. Until the spring of 2017 when, after the rigours of a radical rake-over, with a fourth line-up he emerged realising he was neglecting an unfulfilled calling. Twisted Wheel had inevitably served its purpose but now it's time for Jonny Brown to make good on his long-overdue promise.
Sat 16 Dec
- UK / Ireland
- 1h 49min
- Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
- Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone
Steven (Farrell) is a cardiac surgeon who finds himself being stalked by a creepy teenager, martin (Keoghan); then Steven’s family is threatened with an inexplicable sickness. Lanthimos’s trademark deadpan dialogue and dark humour exist alongside distressing flashes of cruelty. Chilling, powerful and disturbing.
Mon 11 Dec
Prog folk-rock ensemble Moulettes join forces with folk/hip-hop duo Nizlopi for a co-headline tour.
Sun 17 Dec
£18.50; £16.50 adv
Think you know The Office?! Why not put your wits against Ewen MacIntosh AKA Keith Bishop who'll be here for a festive quiz on the classic British sitcom The Office! Bring your mates and test your knowledge on all things The Office as Keith goes deep in to the trivia of one of the UK's favourite TV shows. As well as being a proper good laugh we'll also have some great prizes lined up!
Sat 16 Dec
The South London-born maestro of feel-good comedy typically delivers his original material with honesty and exuberance. But recently, Amos has started to take on subjects of deeper concern - such as why some people adopt such a pack mentality on social media. And then, of course, there's the legal brouhaha surrounding Brexit…
Wed 13 Dec
A vibrant arts centre, including a busy three-screen cinema, galleries, theatre space and a cafe. The cinema has regular Silver Screenings.
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