Date: Sunday 1st September
Time: 10.30 am
Location: The Assembly Rooms
Event Duration: 125 min inc interval
Grumpy pensioner Arthur honours his recently deceased wife's passion for singing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.
"Song for Marion", a London-set comedic drama, is about shy, grumpy pensioner Arthur, who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife, Marion, to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James, it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. Arthur must confront the undercurrents of his own grumbling persona as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self-discovery.
"This is a sweet-natured, charming, if modestly conceived picture", Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 21.ii.13
Directed by Paul Andrew Williams.