The Party 15
|Today at||15:35, 20:50|
|Tue 24 Oct||13:00, 15:00, 20:50|
|Wed 25 Oct||13:50, 15:50 AD, 20:30 DS|
|Thu 26 Oct||13:00, 15:00, 20:50|
- Screenings before 16:00: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions
- Screenings after 16:00: £9.00 full / £6.50 concessions
- Aged 24 or under? You can see any screening at any time for £4.50
British director and screenwriter Sally Potter's (Orlando, Ginger & Rosa) eighth feature is a dark, political comedy served up at a dinner party gone very wrong.
Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed Shadow Heath Secretary, the crowning achievement of her career. She decides to celebrate by hosting a party for a few close friends. But as the guests arrive her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) makes a shocking announcement, leading to a cascade of explosive revelations, unravelling the soiree even before the canapés are served. And as people’s illusions about themselves and each other - whether romantic, political or existential - go up in smoke, a night that began with champagne ends with blood on the floor.
Gleefully nasty and zinger-packed, Potter's dark drawing-room comedy is her zestiest work in ages. Described by the director as an anti-Brexit statement about a 'broken England', this is a savage satire of the British middle-class that explores the deeper truths behind seemingly liberal convictions with both insight and killer wit.
- The screenings of The Party on Tue 24 Oct are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.
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