The Favourite

Screening Dates:
Fri 25 January 6:00pm
Sat 26 January 9:00pm
Sun 27 January 5:15pm
Mon 28 January 2:30pm
Mon 28 January 6:00pm
Tue 29 January 2:30pm
Tue 29 January 8:30pm
Wed 30 January 2:15pm
Thu 31 January 2:30pm

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Olivia Colman

The screening on Wed 2 January at 2.15pm 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. Silver Screen is proudly sponsored by Hawthorns Retirement Living.

Early 18th century England is at war with the French.  Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving.  A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.  When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.  Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at return to her aristocratic roots.  As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion.  Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

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