The Spring programme is here and we’ve got some exciting entertainment ahead!
Our fantastic live screenings continue this season and include the National Theatre’s Twelfth Night, George Balanchine’s ballet classic, Jewels and Shakespeare’s Julius Cesar. They’re popular and likely to sell out, so we recommend you book early. Check out our Event Cinema section for more information.
We’ve chosen an amazing selection of films for you too. Our favourites include Lion starring Dev Patel, Manchester by the Sea with Casey Affleck and Life, Animated.
There’s plenty to keep the children occupied this Easter with Norwich Puppet Theatre’s The Tinderbox, Sing and The Lego Batman Movie. Is there anything you’d like to see? Let us know! We love to hear from our customers. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Facebook. Want to know more about what we do? Sing up for our Theatre e-bulletins at www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk. We look forward to seeing – and hearing – from you soon.
Highlights this season…
Jigdoll – Hannah James
JigDoll is a new project created by Hannah James. A rarity in folk music. Hannah is a singer, musician and innovative clog dancer. JigDoll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player, sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it’s a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way.
Rhodri Miles (Game of Thrones, Eastern Promises, Atlantis) takes on the role of the younger Burton, vividly presenting the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women, alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious one-man show. The play won the ‘Best International’ show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also the Hollywood fringe festival.
La La Land
Following the story of an aspiring actress, Mia (Emma Stone) and a dedicated jazz musician, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). This couple is struggling to make ends meet in LA a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. This original musical explores the joy and pain of everyday life and pursuing your dreams.
Filmed from the point of view of First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman), Jakie is an intimate portrait of the heart-wrenching days following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The First Lady fights to maintain her husband’s historic legacy, whist struggling with her own grief and trauma.
Manchester by the Sea
Following the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked when he discovers that he has been named sole guardian of this nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Returning to his home town, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Chandler is forced to revisit his past, including his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams), whilst attempting to form a new relationship with his spirited teenage nephew.
Live by Night
Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, this crime drama is set in Boston, 1926. Alcohol is flowing and bullets are flying. Amidst this backdrop, Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) turns his back on his strict upbringing to enjoy the thrills of being an outlaw. but in this environment, no one can be trusted.
When David Irving (Timothy Spall) sues Deborah E. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) for libel after she calls him Holocaust denier, it is Lipstadt and her legal team’s responsibility to prove in court that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring Tom Wilkinson, this historical drama is based on the acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier”
After falling asleep on a train, a five year old boy, Saroo Brierley, finds himself lost in Calcutta, thousands of miles away from his home. Adopted by an Australian couple, he decides 25 years later to find his lost family using Google Earth. Nominated for 4 Golden Globes, this is the unforgettable story of one man’s search for a home. Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman.
Music teacher Winfried (Peter Simonischek) attempts to spend more time with his career-driven daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller). Following Ines to a business convention. Winfried transforms into Toni Erdmann, management, coach. With crooked teeth, bad suit and a wig, Endmann mixes with Ines work colleagues, where father and daughter make a startling discovery…
Based on a true story, this romantic drama shows that love can change the world. Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, challenged their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia in 1958, leading to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court Starring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton.
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes, this is an incredible true story about WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa. As an American pacifist and Seventh-day Adventist Christian, receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
A failing American businessman (Mathew McConaughey) teams up with a geologist (Edgar Ramirez) to mine for treasure in Indonesia in 1993. However, after successfully finding an enormous amount of gold in the jungle, the FBI and the Indonesian military suddenly become interested. Is it finders keepers?
The Trainspotting sequel is finally here after 20 years! Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns home to see his old friends Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too, sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love and fear.
20th Century Women
Starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Creta Gerwig, this Golden Globe-nominated comedy-drama set in Santa Barbara in the 1970s follow the story of a single mother, Dorothea, who enlists help in raising her adolescent son. (Lucas Jade Zumann) in the form of Abbie, the lodger and Julie, the teenage neighbour.
Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae and nominated for two Golden Globes, this film tells the incredible true story of three African-American female mathematicians, known as “human computers”, who cross all gender, race and professional lines in order to aid NASA in the successful launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
A biographical drama about the life os McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton). Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, meets Mac and Dick McDonald and is so impressed by the speedy service in the brothers’ burger restaurant that he sets out to realise it’s true potential and in so doing, creates a world-famous billion-dollar empire.