• 2020
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Harriet Walter, Conleth Hill, Cathy Belton

Phyllida Lloyd reunites with her all-female Shakespeare collaborators, Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter, for a stirring drama about a woman who refuses to be broken.

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Performance times

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Bromley Picturehouse (0.0 miles)

242 High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1PQ
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Tue 1 Feb

The Rex Cinema, Wareham (0.0 miles)

14 West Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4JX
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Tue 14 Dec

Wed 15 Dec

Thu 16 Dec

Turnpike Centre, Leigh (0.0 miles)

Civic Square, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1EB
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Fri 25 Mar


Sandra (Clare Dunne), on the surface of it, is a young Mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a warm, safe, happy home to grow up in. Beneath the surface, Sandra has a steely determination to change their lives for the better and when it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build it herself from scratch. With very little income to speak of and no savings, Sandra must use all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality. At the same time, she must escape the grip of her possessive ex-husband and keep him away from her and her girls. The lionhearted Sandra draws together a community of friends to support her and lend a helping hand and it is the kindness and generosity of these people and the love of her young daughters that help build her own strength and sense of self.

With a cast that also includes Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill, Herself is the outstanding new film from Phyllida Lloyd, acclaimed director of ‘The Iron Lady’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’.

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7 Oct 20204 stars

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