The Happy Prince

2018| 15| 105 mins| /

Screening Dates:
Fri 22 June 6:30pm
Fri 22 June 8:45pm
Sat 23 June 2:15pm
Sat 23 June 6:00pm
Sat 23 June 8:15pm
Sun 24 June 4:30pm
Mon 25 June 5:45pm
Mon 25 June 8:00pm
Tue 26 June 6:15pm
Tue 26 June 8:30pm
Wed 27 June 2:30pm
Wed 27 June 6:30pm
Wed 27 June 8:45pm
Thu 28 June 6:15pm
Thu 28 June 8:30pm

Director: Rupert Everett
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

The screening on Wed 27 June at 2.30pm is Silver Screen – our weekly matinees aimed at ages 60 and over with tickets at £7. Under-60s are welcome at these screenings, standard ticket prices apply.

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life?

Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories; his incomparable wit still sharp. The Happy Prince is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.

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