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Connaught Theatre

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Union Place, Worthing, East Sussex, BN11 1LG

Annie

Annie
  • 2014
  • US
  • 118 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Will Gluck
  • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne

Annie (Wallis) leads a group of multi-racial foster kids in Harlem; when grumpy magnate Will Stacks (Foxx) saves her from being run over, he's persuaded to become her guardian. Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) has real screen presence, but it's largely forgettable.

Sat 7 Mar

BBA 'Female Vocalist Of The Year' Jo Harman Plays Worthing

Bluesy, soulful with a touch of Dusty, BBA 'Female Vocalist of The Year' Jo Harman with support from Brighton band, Stark, play Worthing's Connaught Theatre on Thursday 5th March.

Thu 5 Mar

Ben Waters and His Band

Ben Waters and His Band

Boogie-woogie rock'n'roll piano playing from the energetic Waters and his six piece band.

Sat 7 Mar

£15.50 (£13.50)

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6
  • 2014
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Williams, Don Hall
  • Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, T. J. Miller, Daniel Henney, Maya Rudolph

Hiro (Potter) is a 14-year-old robotics genius who, after a family tragedy, teams up with inflatable robot Baymax (Adsit) to become crimefighting superheroes. This Disney adaptation of a Marvel comic deals with dark themes of loss and grief but also has plenty of heart and some big laughs, especially from Adsit.

Sat 7 Mar
Sun 8 Mar

Birdman

Birdman
  • 2014
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan

Riggan Thompson (Keaton) played Birdman, a popular Hollywood superhero, but that was a while ago and he's having trouble getting the second art of his career started. A stellar cast (Norton, Watts, Stone) and fluid script prop up an award-worthy turn from Keaton, all mesmerisingly photographed by Lubezki. Highly imaginative.

Wed 4 Mar
  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet

Bolshoi Ballet
  • 2013

This revival of Yuri Grigorovich's acclaimed 1978 production features outstanding choreography, sumptuous costumes and some of the composer's most lyrical music.

Sun 8 Mar

CitizenFour

CitizenFour
  • 2014
  • Germany/US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Laura Poitras

Documentary about Edward Snowden, former employee of the US National Security Agency, who revealed how the US government is illegally collecting information from virtually everyone. Even at 113 minutes there's a sense that there's more to this story than can be told, but it's still a sobering look at what the American government is doing in the name of security.

Wed 4 Mar
  • 12:15

Ida

Ida
  • 2013
  • Poland/Denmark
  • 80 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig

Poland 1962; orphaned novice nun Sister Anna (Trzebuchowska) is about to take her vows when she finds out that she was originally named Ida and is Jewish, so she goes on a search for the truth about her parents. A thoughtful, beautifully shot but emotionally uninvolving coming-of-age story.

Thu 5 Mar

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice
  • 2014
  • US
  • 148 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro

It's 1970, and mutton-chopped, perma-stoned private detective Doc Sportello (Phoenix) reluctantly teams up with his po-faced LAPD nemesis Bigfoot (Brolin) on the case of a disappeared property developer. Lunatic, sun-scorched noir based on a Thomas Pynchon novel, with a joy of a script and impeccable comic timing from Phoenix.

Fri 6 Mar
Sun 8 Mar
Mon 9 Mar

Jo Harman & Company

Jo Harman & Company

Soul, blues and roots rock outfit.

Thu 5 Mar
Studio

£15.50

John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

John Challis, who played Boycie in BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses, shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Tue 10 Mar

Love is Strange

Love is Strange
  • 2014
  • US/France
  • 94 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei

After 39 years together, NYC couple Ben (Lithgow) and George (Molina) get married, whereupon George loses his teaching job at a Catholic school and the couple have to live apart while they find a cheaper apartment. Lithgow and Molina are a joy and in spite of uncertain pacing it has all the ingredients of a modern classic.

Fri 6 Mar
Sun 8 Mar
Mon 9 Mar
Tue 10 Mar

The Revolver Revue Show

Cabaret. Circus. Burlesque.

Sat 7 Mar
Pavilion Theatre

£12.50

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Love's Labour's Won

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Love's Labour's Won
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

Shakespeare's comedy, otherwise known as Much Ado About Nothing, set in the autumn of 1918, as the war draws to a close.

Wed 4 Mar

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II
  • 2013

Screening of the play, starring David Tennant as Richard II.

Wed 4 Mar

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 122 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Madden
  • Cast: Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench

This sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (yes, you may have guessed) has an ensemble cast, and follows the expansionist dreams of Sonny. He has his eye on a second property, but there are still predicaments to resolve in his first.

Wed 4 Mar
Thu 5 Mar
Fri 6 Mar
Sat 7 Mar
Sun 8 Mar
Mon 9 Mar
Tue 10 Mar
Wed 11 Mar
Thu 12 Mar

Spring Awakenings

Worthing Symphony Orchestra play Shostakovich's 'First Cello Concerto' as well as a symphony by Bruckner.

Sun 8 Mar

£17.50–£23.50

Tea Dances

Hosted by Mr Wonderful Dancing, with guest DJs and dancers.

Wed 4 Mar

£5

  • 14:00 – 16:30
Wed 11 Mar

£5

Wed 18 Mar

£5

Wed 25 Mar

£5

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 123 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior

Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Jones) lock eyes at a university party, but their budding love affair is given a blow by his diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Redmayne is astonishingly good and Jones inspires sympathy and admiration, but the script is never really convincing.

Thu 5 Mar

Whiplash

Whiplash
  • 2014
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist

Andrew (Teller) is an aspiring jazz drummer at Shaffer Conservatory, who falls under the influence of terrifying conductor/instructor Terence Fletcher (Simmons). Teller thrives as the obsessively determined Andrew, and lifelong supporting actor Simmons emerges with formidable authority as the psychotically particular Fletcher. Riveting, audaciously edited and voraciously performed.

Fri 6 Mar
Sun 8 Mar
Mon 9 Mar

From its beginnings as an early cinema called the Picturedrome (first opened in 1914), the Connaught Cinema and RitzDigital have undergone some major changes, including time spent as a theatre, tea dance venue and, since 1987, a cinema once again, with fully modernised projection facilities. Now the building has 3D capability, a theatre studio, wheelchair access and some signed performances across the two screens.

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