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Alphabetti Theatre Presents 

Cult Cinema Club: Withnail & I (1988)

Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Times: Tuesday 7.30pm & Wednesday 8pm

Tickets: £5

Running Time: 107 mins

Age Rec: 15+

Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly.

“We’re all in the gutter but some of us are looking down the drain,”

In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous. Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

After barely making a ripple when it was first released, Withnail and I has come to be seen as one of the best British films ever made. Withnail and I came to define the term ‘cult movie’. A hilarious, melancholy tragicomedy, it is still obscure enough for its fervent fans to feel as if they are members of an exclusive club. There are no explosions, no love interests, no plot twists, and no happy ending. But somehow the film is gripping from start to finish.

 

Join us as you see Alphabetti like never before…. A cinema! Whaaaat!

Part of our new cult film club programme!

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