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Friday 4th September 7.30pm

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.

Tickets on the door £6 Adult £5 concession

 

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Friday 11th September 7.30pm

Sidney Lumet’s feature debut is a superbly written, dramatically effective courtroom thriller that rightfully stands as a modern classic.

A Puerto Rican youth is on trial for murder, accused of knifing his father to death. The twelve jurors retire to the jury room, having been admonished that the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Eleven of the jurors vote for conviction, each for reasons of his own. The sole holdout is Juror #8, played by Henry Fonda. As Fonda persuades the weary jurors to re-examine the evidence, we learn the backstory of each man. A pet project of Henry Fonda’s, Twelve Angry Men was his only foray into film production; the actor’s partner in this venture was Reginald Rose, who wrote the 1954 television play on which the film was based. Carried over from the TV version was director Sidney Lumet, here making his feature-film debut. A flop when it first came out (surprisingly, since it cost almost nothing to make), Twelve Angry Men holds up beautifully when seen today.

Tickets on the door £6 Adult £5 concession

 

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Friday 18th September 7.30pm

A Royal Night Out is a film about one perfect, glorious evening in the lives of two real-life princesses. They are Elizabeth and Margaret Windsor and the night is May 8, 1945, VE Night.

The whole of London is on the streets to celebrate the official end of World War II in Europe. Buoyed by the revelry happening right outside the palace gates, Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Margaret (Bel Powley) get permission from their parents (Rupert Everett and Emily Watson) to slip away and join the communal euphoria.

Directed by acclaimed British director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane, Brideshead Revisited), A Royal Night Out is inspired by true events.

Tickets on the door £6 Adult £5 concession

 

Friday 25th September 7.30pm

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

Tickets on the door £6 Adult £5 concession

 

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Friday 2nd October 7.30pm

We are very pleased to welcome The West Yorkshire Playhouse to The CAT, with there hugely successful play Beryl by celebrated actress Maxine Peake, based on the life of Beryl Burton, the Yorkshire woman who became a world champion cyclist in the 1960s

Five times world pursuit champion and thirteen times national champion, Beryl Burton’s accolades include former world record holder, former British record holder, an MBE and OBE.

Beryl was one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived – but with her down to earth, no-nonsense approach to life and to success, she remains a mystery. But not anymore. In a fascinating and truly heart-warming production (and you don’t need to know anything about cycling to enjoy it) this funny and moving show tells the story of this remarkable woman.

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ The Observer

★★★★ Yorkshire Post

“Maxine Peake’s affectionate sprint through her life presents Burton as true Yorkshire grit.“ – The Independent

Tickets  £12 Adult, £9 concession, £38 Family ticket (2+2)

Telephone 0115 925 2698 or 07772053412 

email theatre@chilwell.notts.sch.uk

 

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Friday 9th October 7.30pm

Led by a gripping, Oscar winning performance from Julianne Moore, Still Alice is a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity.

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

Tickets on the door £6 Adult £5 concession