Run time: 119 mins

Armando Iannucci combines wit and satire with an A-list cast to create the perfect Dickens film adaptation


Returning after our gifted anniversary preview in December (followed by a relaxed easy-going Q&A with Armando, who brought his whole family..!). The film went down a storm with The Rex audience ahead of its nationwide release. Its diverse casting, with the remarkable Dev Patel as David, and interesting stylistic touches set the film apart from previous adaptations of the novel. Condensing a 600+ page tome into a fast-paced tragicomedy, we follow David’s tumultuous journey from birth to adulthood, as he navigates various obstacles as an impoverished orphan to a burgeoning writer in Victorian England. Playing David’s Aunt Betsey and Mr Dick, Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie excel as an eccentric double act, reflecting both the absurdity and charm of Dickensian characterisation. Ben Whishaw’s performance as the manipulative Uriah Heep and Peter Capaldi as Mr. Micawber add to the fun. During his Q&A, Iannucci said “I was always struck by how fresh and contemporary Dickens felt and I think we’ve packaged him away as some Victorian fusty long-winded novelist.” Not to be missed, the film captures the spirit of Dickens’ masterful (and youthful- mischief) storytelling. (Rachel Williams). Must not miss.


Tuesday 11th August
07:30 pm
Saturday 1st August
19:00
Monday 31st August
19:30
Sunday 2nd August
18:00
Wednesday 5th August
14:00
Tuesday 4th August
19:30
Wednesday 12th August
14:00
Sunday 16th August
18:00
Friday 28th August
19:30
Wednesday 19th August
14:00
Wednesday 19th August
19:30
Wednesday 26th August
14:00
Wednesday 26th August
19:30