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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

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman
  • 2017
  • Chile
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
  • Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco

Nightclub singer and trans woman Marina (Vega) is very much in love with her older boyfriend Orlando (Reyes), but then he unexpectedly dies after a fall at the apartment they share. Compassionate study of mourning, with a nuanced and commanding performance from Vega as the grieving lover, battling through dehumanisation and bigotry from the authorities and the dead man’s family.

Thu 11 Oct

£4–£6

Journey's End

  • 12A

Northern France, 1918: Raleigh requests to be sent to the company led by Captain Stanhope, his old school friend. Once he gets there, the men agonisingly wait on the front line for a major German offensive.For the 100th anniversary of the first world wars end, here is an excellent new film version of RC Sherriffs classic play, brought to the screen with thrilling power and passion, thanks to director Saul Dibbs hard-hitting urgency and the superb acting from a talented cast.

Sun 25 Nov

£4

National Theatre Live: Allelujah

Allelujah!by Alan BennettCaptured LiveLeaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness IndependentAlan Bennettssharp and hilariousnew play is just what the doctor ordered (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live atLondonsBridge Theatre during its limitedrun, 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, andthe triumphs of the old peopleschoir.Alan Bennettscelebrated plays includeThe History Boys, The Lady in the VanandThe Madness of George III,all of which were also seen on film.Allelujah!is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.Letterpress graphic by Alan Kitching, art directed by Michael Mayhew.

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

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

Thu 31 Jan

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: Julie

National Theatre Live: Julie

New version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

Thu 6 Sep

Cancelled

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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