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147 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9PU
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Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water
  • 2016
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Mackenzie
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Gil Birmingham

Career criminal Tanner (Foster) and his taciturn brother Toby (Pine) rob banks across Texas, pursued by gruff Texas Ranger Marcus (Bridges) and his partner Alberto (Birmingham). A winning combination of Heat-style action, social commentary and character comedy, with a sensational cast and an aching heart.

Fri 26 May

£4–£6

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • 2016
  • New Zealand
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Rima te Wiata

Urban malcontent Ricky (Dennison) reluctantly goes to the NZ countryside with foster aunt Bella (te Wiata) and her gruff husband Hec (Neill). When a tragic event prompts Ricky to run off, Hec goes after him, but the authorities assume that Hec's kidnapped Ricky. Simple, affecting comedy that builds into full-on action, with great chemistry between Neill and Dennison.

Sun 21 May

£4

The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans
  • 2016
  • US/Australia/UK/New Zealand
  • 132 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

Tom (Fassbender) is a repressed former soldier working as a lighthouse keeper in post-WWI Australia; one day he and his wife Isabel (Vikander) find a live baby and dead man in a rowboat. Weighty stuff, but the laboriously worthy screenplay and overwrought direction make it disappointingly conventional and mawkish where it should be moving.

Sun 30 Apr

£4

Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship
  • 2016
  • Ireland/Netherlands/France/US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Whit Stillman
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry

Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) is penniless, selfish and keen to marry off her nelfected daughter to the nearest wealthy dolt, but she's also smart, witty and beautiful. Stillman gives a wickedly droll adaptation of Jane Austen's short novel, choicely acted by the whole ensemble.

Thu 4 May

£4–£6

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

Thu 20 Jul

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.

Thu 27 Jul

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: Obsession

National Theatre Live: Obsession
  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law

Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.

Thu 11 May

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan
  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sally Cookson

Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.

Sat 10 Jun

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: Salome

National Theatre Live: Salome
  • 2017

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.

Thu 22 Jun

£10–£14

National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Macdonald
  • Written by: Edward Albee
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway, Imogen Poots

Martha and George are a bitter married couple who have a charged relationship, fuelled by their excessive consumption of alcohol. When Martha invites the new professor of the college and his wife for some after-party drinks, the young couple are caught up in Martha and George's games, leading to some devastating truths.

Thu 18 May

Sold out

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Thu 31 Aug

£10–£14

Take That Live - Wonderland Tour

Take That are set to bring fans their most exciting live experience to date when they hit the road in 2017 with ‘Wonderland Live’.

Take That’s Wonderland Live is the first time that fans will see the band perform brand new material from their forthcoming studio album Wonderland, due out in March, as well as their much-loved classics, performed in the round.

You will have the best seat in the house to see their spectacular concert, broadcast live in crystal clear high definition sound and vision.

Take That are renowned for their incredible live shows and for pushing the boundaries of live production, having created some of the most memorable stage shows in UK music history. They are the only band in the world to have had a huge mechanical elephant as part of the cast for their Circus Tour, not to mention a 70 foot man named Om who rose out of the stage on The Progress Tour. Walls of water, enormous holograms, circus performers, aerialists, a custom made flying machine and a huge ball of burning fire have all graced their stages and the Wonderland Live Tour is no less spectacular.

Fri 9 Jun

£10–£14

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