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The Favourite (15)

Date: Monday, 21 January 2019
Time(s): 19:30 to 21:45

Type: Theatre and Stage

Booking Required: No


A period drama in which a servant and a courtier vie for the affections of their monarch, Queen Anne. Cast includes Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss, and Joe Alwyn.

The BAFTA nominations are Olivia Colman, who stars as Queen Anne, for best actress, after her success at the Golden Globes and her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are both nominated in the best supporting actress category, and Yorgos Lanthimos for best director, best film and best british film.

It is also nominated for best editing, best cinematography, best costume design, best original screenplay, best makeup & hair and best production design.

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 Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper.

When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a 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 fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

All tickets £6.50


AddressThe Mowlem Theatre
BH19 1DD

Phone01929 422239



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