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From Kerala to Camden, an epic, mystical tale of love, loss and soul-food, which was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016 under the direction of Guy Masterson.
A cobbler and a cook concoct a delicious transcontinental enchantment as tragedy and chance entwine. Katie dreams of curries and chapattis; Ajna, of holy souls and reincarnation... A delightful, poetic, magical yarn that conjoins the spirit of India with the heart of London.
When the National Portrait Gallery, announced they were presenting their current Cezanne show (with Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC), Exhibition on Screen grasped the opportunity of producing this film
Based on his portraiture it is ideal as the best route through his life story. The people of his life are there – many painted more than once, as they mature and develop with him. With them are more than three dozen self-portraits which, Rembrandt excepted, is an uncommonly large number for an artist.
Something happened in the 19th century – maybe reflecting the improvement of mirrors, the changing status of artists, or something about self-absorption, self-criticism and self-analysis as this period headed towards the 20th century. Cézanne – like his contemporary Van Gogh – left behind a life story in paint, along with that other great resource - his letters, which offer so much insight into his life and work and are a major foundation for this film.
In this light modern drama by Barney Norris, Arthur has had several falls, but he feigns strength as he works hard to keep his farm going and look after his wife Edie, who is showing early signs of dementia. The routine of their life changes with the arrival of a blue haired carer with problems of her own. Meanwhile, their son Stephen is determined that his mother should be in a care home, not living in their Yorkshire farmhouse.
In a tender look at a long and happy marriage, this play also explores the very current themes of ageing, family support and the struggle for survival in the farming industry
Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly the most prolific. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, a series of events which sparked one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However, she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate. She claimed then, and for the rest of the life, that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her.
Actor Liz Grand (previous one-woman show ‘The Second Best Bed’) presents her new one-woman show ‘Where Is Mrs Christie?’ Did Agatha Christie lie, and if so why? Did she suffer from amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret involved in this disappearance which was to affect her for the rest of her life? The answer to all these questions will, as in all good thrillers, be revealed!
Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English Charlotte Bronte’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones.
Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities. From the creators of: Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic and Dalloway.
Spanning 30 dramatic years, Di and Viv and Rose is a funny, moving and endearing story of three women who meet at university in the 80s. We follow them from a student house, with a passionate belief in a world of opportunities, to the present day; through the ups and inevitable downs, stretching their relationships with each other to a near breaking point.
Just An Ordinary Lawyer tells the story of Nigerian Tunji Sowande, as he quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978.
Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song.
Recalling heroic sporting achievements alongside epoch-defining political events
Emily Jane Brontë’s only novel is widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever written. Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father.
After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.
With live music, multiple characterisation, humour and inventiveness this story is as enjoyably engaging as you would expect in the reliable hands of Hotbuckle!
Unfolding during the course of three years in the lives of the Prozorov sisters and their brother, Chekhov’s masterpiece offers a breathtaking account of what it is to be alive. Each Act provides an occasion that demonstrates how life, love, suffering and ultimately hope, transform us. Unmissable.
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