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Rare Beasts

23 June - 13 September

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


The only female actor to have won all six of the currently available Best Actress awards in UK theatre for a single performance, Billie Piper has now turned her hand to filmmaking with her directorial debut Rare Beasts.

Pitched as an ‘anti-romcom’, Rare Beasts tells the failed love story of Mandy and Pete. Piper is excellent as Mandy, a modern woman whose life is in chaos. A career-driven, single mother to a son with behavioural problems, she is caught in the fray of her parents’ separation and looking for love in her own life. She falls upon a troubled man, the charming, religious, traditionalist Pete (Leo Bill) who is searching for a sense of worth and ‘restored’ male identity.

Unhinged and darkly funny, Rare Beasts confronts the tricky tightrope between love, family, career and the pressure to ‘have it all’.

A red-raw slab of heart-on-sleeve energy. ★★★★

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The Upcoming

Access Film Club

Join us for an autism-friendly online Q&A after you've watched Rare Beasts.

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  • Director Billie Piper
  • Cast Billie Piper, Leo Bill, David Thewlis
  • Running Time 1h31m
  • Certificate 15
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2021

Technical Difficulties

Please be advised that we are unable to offer lift access for any performances taking place in Cinema 1 at the moment due to technical issues.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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