The Favourite (15)

Tuesday 26 February 7.30pm

 

Tickets: £7, concession £5

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In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

This is a historical period comedy-drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. The story addresses the relationship between two cousins vying to be court favourites of Queen Anne in the early 18th century. It stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith, and Mark Gatiss.