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The Mowlem Theatre

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Shore Road, Swanage, England, BH19 1DD
  • Telephone 01929 422239
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–1pm, plus 30 minutes before performances.
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  • Website www.mowlemtheatre.com
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Belfast

Belfast
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe

Acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy-drama from Kenneth Branagh about a young boy growing up in working-class Belfast during the tumultuous late 1960s.

It’s 1969 and the imaginative, free-spirited Buddy (Jude Hill) knows every inch of every person in his street of Protestant and Catholic families. He pops into neighbouring houses as though they were his own and people look out for him while his working-class parents (Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe) hustle to make ends meet. But this blissful sense of security is about to be broken by sectarian violence.

Belfast might be Kenneth Branagh’s most reflective film to date, but he brings to this intimate tale the same gift for big canvas filmmaking as seen in previous work. Shot in lustrous black and white by Haris Zambarloukos and accompanied by a rousing Van Morrison soundtrack, the film sees Buddy’s child’s-eye perspective on the increasing social unrest give way to imaginings inspired by his love of movies. With a world-class cast that also includes Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds as Buddy’s beloved grandparents, Belfast is a big-hearted ode to a city, its community and to family.

Fri 11 Feb

£6

Sat 12 Feb

£6

Mon 14 Feb

£6

Tue 15 Feb

£6

Wed 16 Feb

£6

Thu 17 Feb

£6

Boss Baby 2: Family Business

Belfast
  • PG

The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family business.

Sun 20 Feb

£6

Tue 22 Feb

£6

Thu 24 Feb

£6

Encanto

Belfast
  • PG

A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

Sat 19 Feb

£6

Mon 21 Feb

£6

Wed 23 Feb

£6

Fri 25 Feb

£6

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Swanage School returns with their annual Musical!!

Wed 2 Mar

£12

Thu 3 Mar

£12

Fri 4 Mar

£12

Sat 5 Mar

£12

The King's Man

The King's Man
  • 2021
  • UK / US
  • 2h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, Charles Dance

A prequel to the Kingsman franchise set in the early part of the 20th Century.

Mon 7 Feb

£6

Tue 8 Feb

£6

Wed 9 Feb

£6

Thu 10 Feb

£6

Made In Dagenham

Made In Dagenham

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.Its 1968 and the Ford auto factory in Dagenham is one of the largest private employers in Britain. In addition to its thousands of male workers, it employs 187 underpaid women machinists who assemble car seat upholstery in lousy working conditions.Rita OGrady is just trying to get her husband out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. Life, however, is about to change forever when its announced that the girls in the stitching room of Fords Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to unskilledQuickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some. Can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she has worked so hard for?

Made In Dagenham features adult content and language. This production is not aimed at young children, but older children/ teenagers may be inspired by the powerful political message of the show. Age recommendation is 12 years and over. 

Thu 31 Mar

£9–£15

Fri 1 Apr

£9–£15

Sat 2 Apr

£9–£15

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog
  • 2021
  • UK / Australia / US / Canada / New Zealand
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jane Campion
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy

Dir Jane Campion/GB AU US CA NZ 2021/126 mins
Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons

Jane Campion (The Piano, Top of the Lake) returns to the LFF with a beguilingly dark drama about two wealthy brothers in the America West.

Rancher Phil Burbank (a brooding Benedict Cumberbatch) is an intimidating presence to all but his brother George (Jesse Plemons). The two men run a hugely successful inherited ranch on the edge of a tiny frontier town in the early 1920s. With only the company of the rough cattlehands, George yearns for something a little more refined, while Phil is content with their mutual isolation and craves his brother’s favour and companionship. But when George brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her teenage son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil turns on his most arresting power to torment. Adapting from a novel by Thomas Savage, Campion grips you from the start and expertly ratchets the tension – with Ari Wegner’s cinematography and Jonny Greenwood’ score helping to cast an ominous spell. Often playing affable eccentrics, this is a Benedict Cumberbatch unlike any we’ve seen, brilliantly terrorising every frame with silent menace. And scene by scene, our understanding of his cruel persona shifts in such surprising and fascinating ways. It’s a pleasure to welcome Campion back to the Festival for what is set to be an unforgettable American Express Gala.

Fri 25 Feb

£6

Sat 26 Feb

£6

Save The Cinema

Belfast
  • 12A

Inspired by the extraordinary real-life events sparked by tenacious hairdresser Liz Evans (Samantha Morton), Save The Cinema illustrates how the resolve of a small Welsh town, inspired by the magic of cinema, was able to bring Tinseltown to their doorstep.

The sleepy town of Carmarthen in Wales is not exactly the first place to spring to mind when thinking of Hollywood blockbusters. But this changed in 1993 when the town council made the unwelcome announcement that The Lyric Theatre - the town's much-loved but financially stricken cinema - would be demolished so a shopping centre could be built in its place.

It's down to Liz Evans, hairdresser and linchpin to the local community, to stand up for the ailing cinema and stop the bulldozers. As she and her friends barricade themselves in the theatre, she reaches out to postman turned town councillor Richard (Tom Felton) for help - and they come up with a grand plan.

To revitalise the cinema and stop the council taking the heart of the community away, a desperate Liz persuades Richard to write to Hollywood to ask for a helping hand. One late night phone call later and one of Hollywood's most legendary filmmakers throws The Lyric a monster-sized lifeline and a premiere Carmarthen will never forget. But will this be enough to save The Lyric?

Save The Cinema features an all-star cast including Samantha Morton (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), Adeel Akhtar (Enola Holmes), Erin Richards (Gotham), Owain Yeoman (Emergence), Susan Wokoma (Enola Holmes), Colm Meaney (Gangs Of London), Rhod Gilbert (Have I Got News For You) and Keith Allen (Kingsman: The Golden Circle). The film is directed by Sara Sugarman (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen) and co-produced by Sky and Future Artists Entertainment in association with Head Gear Films, LipSync and Ffilm Cymru.

Fri 18 Feb

£6

Sat 19 Feb

£6

Sun 20 Feb

£6

Mon 21 Feb

£6

Tue 22 Feb

£6

Wed 23 Feb

£6

Thu 24 Feb

£6

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina

A continuation of the story from Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Fri 4 Feb

£6

Sat 5 Feb

£6

Mon 7 Feb

£6

Tonight At The Musicals

Tonight At The Musicals

Tonight at the Musicals:

Paul Burton Productions are pleased to be bringing two performances of Tonight at the Musicals to the Mowlem Theatre.

The cast of the concert, which is set to include singers who have appeared in shows in London's West End, will perform songs from popular musicals.

Amongst the company will be the award-winning West End leading lady, Jessica Martin. During her career, Jessica has performed onstage in hit musicals, including Me and My Girl, Mack and Mabel, Monty Python's Spamalot and Elf.

Directed by Di Cooke

Sound by Ron Knights

A donation from the profits will be made to RNLI Swanage.

Thu 28 Jul

£15–£60

Fri 29 Jul

£15–£60

The Mowlem Theatre

Open since 1967, Mowlem offers the latest film releases as well as a live theatre programme and Community Room.

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