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Bridport Arts Centre

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9 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

The 9th Life of Louis Drax
  • 2016
  • UK/Canada/US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alexandre Aja
  • Cast: Jamie Dornan, Aiden Longworth, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul

After nine-year-old accident-prone oddball Louis (Longworth) falls off a cliff and ends up in a coma, neurologist Dr Pascal (Dornan) tries to find out what's wrong with him. Intelligent, sensitive but tonally uncertain adaptation of Liz Jensen's novel with some creepy flourishes and humdrum procedural scenes; Paul gives a heartrending performance as Louis's disappeared dad.

Thu 26 Jan

Elles Bailey

The singer from Bristol performs classic and contemporary blues in her own style.

Fri 3 Mar

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The Toll By Luke Wright

Stunning new show from one of Britain's most popular poets that finds him at the peak of his powers, equally compelling on the stage as on the page. Luke Wright's The Toll deals in doubt, duty, and a hundred lonely evenings spent shouting at Question Time. Tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain with a raconteur at the top of his game, as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings. 'Cool poems!' Patti Smith Wright's poetry ranges from the laugh out loud funny to the tear-inducingly poignant and back again, as he effortlessly takes his audience with him on the ride switching emotional gears without missing a beat. Wright makes poetry accessible, normal even. 'I wrote these poems over the last three years' says Luke. 'There's a range of subject matter including lots of stuff about family, about England, and about heartache. It's about The Toll that life takes on you, but also about duty and trying to do the right thing. As ever in my work, politics and social issues lurk in the background ready to pounce …' 'Quite simply, this is the future of popular poetry' The Skinny Luke Wright is a poet, theatre maker and broadcaster who has written and starred in eight solo shows of his poetry as well as 'What I Learned from Johnny Bevan', the play that sold out a three week run at London's Soho Theatre and toured extensively. It won a Fringe First award for new writing, The Stage Award for Acting Excellence, The Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show and is currently nominated for an Off West End Award. It was published in both hardback and paperback He tours the world each year (as far afield as China and Australia) with his unique brand of poetry and can often be seen opening for John Cooper Clarke. His verse documentaries on Channel 4 have been enjoyed by millions of viewers and his poems can often be heard on BBC Radios 3 & 4 and sometimes further afield. He has been a regular contributor to Sony Award-winning Saturday Live and has numerous main channel TV appearances under his belt. Luke curates the spoken word line-ups at The Latitude Festival, Festival Number 6 and The Edinburgh International Book Festival. See a video sample of The Toll here

Fri 30 Jun


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