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Surge (N/C 18+)

5-8 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Ben Whishaw gives an award-winning performance as a man careering towards a breakdown in Surge. Whishaw previously starred for director Aneil Karia in the short film Beat. The two are now reunited for the story of Joseph, a security guard at Stansted airport crumbling under the strain of his job and the pressures of a dysfunctional family. Whishaw’s raw, full-blown performance as the unravelling Joseph is compelling, and Karia makes ambitious use of sound and imagery to immerse us in the jittery, deeply distressing way Joseph experiences the world around him.

This screening includes a Q&A with Actor Ben Wishaw and Writer and Director Aneil Karia.

UK Premiere. Thanks to Vertigo Releasing

  • Director Aneil Karia
  • Cast Ben Whishaw, Ian Gelder, Ellie Haddington
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 2019
  • Running Time 1h45m
  • Certificate N/C 18+
  • Content warning Strong language/swearing, strong physical violence, blood/gore, suicide/self-harm, mental health issues

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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