Richard III - a night with a Notorious Villain?
A screening of Sir Ian McKellen's epic re-imagining of this Shakespearian tragedy, set in an alternative 1930's Fascist Britain. Expect exquisite period detail, fantastic locations and jaw-dropping set pieces, only truly appreciated with a showing on a big screen.
The cast reads like a who's who of cinema’s great and good: Sir Ian McKellen is joined by Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, John Wood, and Dominic West. The setting brings Shakespeare alive to modern audiences and raises very contemporary questions about the nature of power.
Dr Stephen Longstaffe, who formerly lectured on film and Shakespeare at the University of Cumbria, will introduce the film and lead an informal discussion in the Tullie House bar after the screening.
Film running time: 104 minutes, plus discussion. Certificate 15