1917

1917
Friday 27th March 20:00  £5

 

On 6 April 1917, aerial reconnaissance has observed that the German army, which has pulled back from a sector of the Western Front in northern France, is not in retreat but has made a strategic withdrawal to the new Hindenburg Line, where they are waiting to overwhelm the British with artillery. In the British trenches, with field telephone lines cut, two young British soldiers, Lance Corporals William Schofield, a veteran of the Somme, and Tom Blake, are ordered by General Erinmore to carry a message to Colonel Mackenzie of the Second Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, calling off a scheduled attack that would jeopardise the lives of 1,600 men, including Blake’s brother Lieutenant Joseph Blake.

 

 

 

 

 

Schofield and Blake cross no man’s land to reach the abandoned German trenches. In an underground barracks, they discover a booby-trap tripwire, which is promptly triggered by a rat.  They arrive at an abandoned farmhouse, where they witness a German plane being shot down. Schofield and Blake rescue the German pilot from the burning plane. Schofield is then picked up by a passing British unit.

A destroyed canal bridge near Écoust-Saint-Mein prevents the British lorries from crossing. Schofield chooses to part with them at the bridge, but before he does, one of the unit’s officers Captain Smith, warns Schofield that Colonel Mackenzie is someone who would rather fight than follow orders. He then uses what is left of the bridge to cross alone, and quickly comes under fire from a German sniper. Schofield escapes soldiers by hiding in the basement of an abandoned building, and stumbles into the hiding place of a French woman with an infant. She treats his wounds, and he comforts the infant by reciting a poem, giving the woman his canned food and milk from the farm. Despite her pleas, Schofield leaves soon after, realising that time is running out. He encounters more German soldiers. Being chased, he escapes by jumping into a river. He is swept over a waterfall before reaching the riverbank by morning. In the forest, he finds D Company of the 2nd Devons, which is in the last wave of the attack. As the company starts to move toward the front, Schofield tries to reach Colonel Mackenzie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realising that the trenches are too crowded for him to make it to Mackenzie in time, Schofield sprints across the open battlefield, just as the infantry begins its charge. He forces his way into meeting Mackenzie, who reads the message and reluctantly calls off the attack. Schofield is told that Joseph was in the first wave, and he searches for him among the wounded.

 

Starring Colin Firth and Dominique Cumberbatch amongst others

Scoring 89% and 88% on Rotten tomatoes by critics and audiences respectively

The list of accolades and awards is too long to list hear but includes Best Director and 2 Golden Globes. See LIST

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Friday 27th March 18:00 £4 Adults and £3 under 12

 

Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2020 action-adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise published by Sega

Sonic, an extraterrestrial blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds, finds himself sought after by a tribe of echidnas for his power. His guardian, Longclaw the Owl, gives him a bag of rings that can create portals to other planets, using one to send him to Earth while she protects him from the echidnas. Ten years later, Sonic is enjoying a secret life, but longs to make friends. He idolizes the local sheriff, Tom Wachowski, and his veterinarian wife, Maddie, but they are planning to relocate to San Francisco soon.

One night, Sonic becomes upset over his loneliness when playing baseball by himself, and runs at supersonic speed as a result, inadvertantly triggering an electromagnetic pulse that knocks out power across the Pacific Northwest. Doctor Robotnik is enlisted by the United States Department of Defense to uncover the source of the outage. He soon discovers Sonic.Tom and his wife agree to help Sonic As the pair evade Robotnik, who labels Tom a domestic terrorist, they slowly bond, with Tom learning about Sonic’s desire for a real friend.

Shortly after defeating a robot sent by Robotnik, an explosion injures Sonic. Arriving at San Francisco, Tom brings him to Maddie, who revives him. While Tom explains about their situation to Maddie, Sonic receives a new pair of sneakers from Maddie’s niece.  Robotnik arrives in a hovercraft and attacks them, forcing Sonic to use a ring to send Tom and Maddie back to Green Hills.

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Sonic flees from Robotnik, who uses the power of Sonic’s quill to match his speed. The two engage in a chase across the world. Overcoming Robotnik, Sonic defeats him by sending him to another planet. Following the incident, Tom and Maddie decide to stay in Green Hills and let Sonic live with them. The US government erases all evidence of the events, including records of Robotnik’s existence. Meanwhile, Robotnik, still in possession of Sonic’s quill and having lost his sanity, begins plotting his revenge. On Earth, Tails, a twin-tailed fox from Sonic’s world, emerges from a ring portal in search of Sonic.  . . . . . .

Starring Jim Carey as Robotnik
Produced by Neil Moritz of Fast and Furious fame

93%  on Rotten Tomatoes score from those that have seen the film

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The World’s First Dogg

Ugg ‘n’ Ogg and the World’s First Dogg
Friday 13th March 13:30 £6

 

“A very long time ago there were no dogs — there were wolves, but we didn’t like them and they didn’t like us. But then along came Ugg ’n’ Ogg to pal up with the wolves, invent our best friend, and save us all from a life of doglessness! Join our two intrepid Yorkshire hunter-gatherers as they pal up with their mortal enemies the wolves, and despite flying meat bones, sabre-toothed tigers, time-travelling sticks, and forest infernos, finally get to pat the world’s first Dogg.

Using their characteristic rich theatrical mix of physical theatre, clowning, puppetry, storytelling, and music and song, Ugg ’n’ Ogg and the World’s First Dogg is Theatre Fideri Fidera’s comic take on the amazing evolutionary process that transformed the wolf into all the dogs we see in the world today.”

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Eggs and car batteries

George Egg – Movable Feast
Friday 28th March  £10

Following on from his first two comedy/cooking shows ANARCHIST COOK and DIY CHEF we see George Egg return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with MOVABLE FEAST, his new show about making food on the move. It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry).

George’s shows are a sell-out. Enjoy live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy as George Egg demonstrates how to cook with an engine, get the most from the car battery and even utilise the air-conditioning.

You’ll see an hour of live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy. George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, get the most from the car battery and even utilise the air-conditioning. He’ll demonstrate ways to procure items from the train snack trolley, beat the rip-off restaurant prices at the airport and show how to turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. It’s cheeky, anarchic and creative, a multi-sensory show rich in humour and sprinkled with handy hacks. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.meuip.co

HISTORY

In 2015 George took his first show, Anarchist Cook , A Guide – How to Cook in a Hotel Room, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Despite having no PR, producer, director or even posters, it was a total sell-out and toured for 2 years.

In 2017 he launched his second show George Egg:  DIY Chef – How to Cook In a Shed With Power Tools, and that was a total sell-out

“It’s a hilarious show, with surprisingly good food” The Times
“it is refreshing to encounter a performer who really is unique” The Telegraph
“My find of the Fringe” The ‘i’ Paper (Independent)
“a genius… he is the friendly face of anarchy, the anarchic face of food and the foodie face of comedy” Kate Copstick in Scotland on Sunday
“the best-smelling show in this year’s Festival” Bruce Dessau (Evening Standard Comedy Critic)
“George’s show Anarchist Cook is absolutely glorious” The Scotsman
“an ingenious show and one that’s surely going to get its own TV series” The Herald
“a show infused with themes of divergent thinking and imagination” The Skinny
“a mixture of technical wizardry, showmanship and wry, warm offhand comments… a thoroughly enjoyable hour” Fest Magazine “Go see George Egg… you’ll never look at a Corby trouser press in the smae way again. Brilliant” Jay Rayner (Observer Food Critic)meuip.co

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Frozen II (PG)

Frozen II
Friday 24th January 18:00 £4 and £3 under 12

6 years ago we saw the phenomenon that was Frozen. Now, Elsa and Anna are back


Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift — the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom — an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.

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