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FILM FRI 6 SEP
2019 Cert 12A 1hr 52mins Comedy/Musical
7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5
A true feel-good movie
A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village for a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign up a group of shanty-singing fishermen.
He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and question what success really means.
Fisherman’s Friends will make you laugh, smile, and believe that anybody can have their 15 minutes of fame.
WORDS SAT 7 SEP
Diary of a Somebody – Brian Bilston
8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £11
This your chance to hear Brian Bilston – known as ‘the unofficial poet laureate of Twitter’ – talk about and read from his first novel, which is liberally interspersed with hilarious poems on the mundane and the profound.
Middle-aged and divorced, Brian is determined to change his life for the better and he is convinced that poetry will be his salvation – every day for a year, he will write a poem. But when he joins the local Poetry Club he soon finds himself in over his head.
“A laugh-out-loud comedy of suburban despair in the great tradition of David Nobbs and Sue Townsend.” Jonathan Coe
THEATRE SAT 21 SEP
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16
Masterpiece of wit & political passion
Actor Neil Gore brings this humorous and absorbing book to life in his one-man magic lantern show. Based on the 1914 novel by Robert Tressell, it’s story is set in the building trades of Edwardian England where painters and decorators struggle to maintain themselves and their families, poverty and the constant fear of unemployment notwithstanding, while renovating a large townhouse for the local mayor.
With projected animation, conjuring tricks, live music and song, there’s something for all the family here, not least the chance to become acquainted with this timeless story of socialism and political awakening.
FILM FRI 27 SEP
LAZZARO FELICE (Italian)
2019 Cert 12A 2hrs 18mins Art House/Drama Award for Best Screenplay – Cannes Film Festival 2018
7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5]
Fable of rural Italy
This is the tale of Lazzaro, a naive and optimistic young farmer, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination who both live in an isolated village. Between the two of them is born an unexpected friendship, that for Lazzaro turns out to be an important moment of growth.
Over time, the two face many difficulties together, then Tancredi makes tracks for the city, and Lazzaro sets out to search for him…