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Players Theatre

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147 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9PU
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Beast

Beast
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Michael Pearce
  • Cast: Jessie Buckley, Geraldine James, Johnny Flynn

On Jersey, a serial killer is targeting young girls while a young tour guide (Buckley) is struggling with her passive-aggressive mother (James). Pearce’s debut feature approaches the serial killer thriller from an impressively unconventional angle. James is brilliant as the outwardly respectable but cruel mother, Flynn is charismatic but Buckley’s achingly sensitive performance anchors it.

Thu 15 Nov

£4–£6

The Boy Downstairs

The Boy Downstairs
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sophie Brooks
  • Cast: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell

Diana (Mamet), an aspiring writer, returns from a European sabbatical and finds that former boyfriend Ben (Shear) is living in the basement flat of her apartment block. A winsome wisp of a romance, likeable and naturalistic enough but lacking in substance, sharp wit or comic highpoints.

Fri 23 Nov

£4–£6

Journey's End

Journey's End
  • 2017
  • 1h 47min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Saul Dibb
  • Cast: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield

In a French dugout in 1918, Captain Stanhope (Claflin) is running on whisky and nerves, and approaching a breakdown. Dibb retains the claustrophobia of the original play and a uniformly excellent cast means that the emotional moments are fully earned.

Sun 25 Nov

£4

National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

National Theatre Live: Allelujah!

Running Time: 170 mins, including intervalBBFC Certificate: 12AAllelujah!by Alan BennettLeaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness IndependentAlan Bennetts sharp and hilarious new play is just what the doctor ordered (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at Londons Bridge Theatre during its limited run, dont miss this rousing chorus line for the NHS (Observer) in your local cinema.The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old peoples choir.Alan Bennetts celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Vanand The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Thu 1 Nov

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Simon Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the titular roles, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Thu 6 Dec

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

New play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 31 Jan

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: The Madness Of George III

National Theatre Live: The Madness Of George III
  • 2018

Alan Bennett's multi-award-winning drama is broadcast live from Nottingham Playhouse.

Tue 20 Nov

£10–£14

The Old Dark House

  • PG

James Whale had just directed Frankenstein when he turned his talents to this gothic yarn, based on a JB Priestley novel.A raging storm forces five weary travellers to take refuge in a remote mansion in Wales. But inside lurks an eccentric family and countless dangers. It is a funny and highly atmospheric film, boasting a terrific cast that includes a bluff, hearty Charles Laughton and Boris Karloff as the sinister butler.Stunningly restored in 4K, this film is great creepy fun to get you in the Halloween mood.

Fri 26 Oct

£4–£6

The Olive Tree

  • 12A

This warm, gently rousing film tells of a young Spanish woman, Alma, who is determined to rescue and return to rural Spain her grandfathers beloved, highly symbolic 2.000 year old olive tree - which was cynically uprooted and sold off by his grown up offspring, and now sits in the Dsseldorf lobby of a multinational company, whose logo it has inspired.Anna bamboozles some friends and family into going with her in a borrowed flatbed truck on a crazily quixotic mission to rescue the tree and bring it back home.Warm, soulful and utterly charming.

Sun 28 Oct

£4

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