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The Party (15)

20-26 October

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Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) are celebrating with a few close friends when the party takes an unexpected turn, as Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions from director Sally Potter.

Specially commissioned programme notes are available here.


Buy a copy of the Sunday Herald on 15 October for your two-for-one voucher, redeemable at the Mon 16 October (18.30) screening of The Party

The screening on Tuesday 17 October (20.50) will be preceded by short film Such is Life (dir. Stuart Elliot, 13m). An interview with Stuart is available here.

£5.50 ticketsFri 13 Oct (13.30 / 15.15) | Tue 17 Oct (20.50) | Fri 20 Oct (13.00)

The whole thing is enjoyably absurd though not precisely absurdist.

★★★★ The Guardian
  • Director Sally Potter
  • Cast Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Cillian Murphy
  • Certificate 15
  • Running time 1h11m
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2017
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