Shakespeare in Love ~ 2nd February 2020

Shakespeare in Love ~ 2nd February 2020

Sunday 2nd February at 7.00 p.m.
In the Studio, so limited capacity due to refurbishment. Pre-booking available, please call and leave a message on 01257 463878

Admission: £4 ~ all seats unreserved. Doors open 30 min before screening.

Certificate 15 ~ 123 minutes.

Director: John Madden

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him, but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. She loves the theatre and would like nothing more than to take to the stage but is forbidden from doing so as only men can be actors. She is also a great admirer of Shakespeare’s works. Dressing as a man and going by the name of Thomas Kent, she auditions and is ideal for a part in his next play.

Shakespeare soon sees through her disguise and they begin a love affair, one they know cannot end happily for them as he is already married, and she has been promised to the dour Lord Wessex. As the company rehearses his new play, Will and Viola’s love is transferred to the page.

Doors open 30 min. before screenings for Front Row and Sunday cinema.
Ricks Café is open for tea, coffee and refreshments on Sundays for 30 min. prior to screenings.

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