Based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan and featuring a critically-acclaimed performance from Emma Thompson.

The Children Act concerns the ethical dilemma that much-admired judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is faced with when she has to rule whether the cancer-suffering son of Jehovah’s Witnesses should receive the blood transfusion which would save his life, against his parents’ wishes.

It’s a heavy burden to carry and the impending breakdown of her childless marriage to academic husband Jack (Stanley Tucci) only adds to the sense of tension and unresolved moral questions that make this intelligent, sensitive film a rivetting cinematic experience.

“An electric lead performance from Thompson”Little White Lies

IMPORTANT – PARKING: Please note that the public Coal Orchard car park, adjacent to the Brewhouse, will be closed from Mon 1st Oct – Fri 23 Nov for the demolition of the old swimming baths.  We recommend alternative car parking in either Wood Street Car Park (TA1 1UR) or Canon Street Car Park (TA1 1SN).  Both are approx. 10 mins walk from the theatre.


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10 October 2018 11:30AM & 7:30PM For details of dates & times,
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Ticket Prices

Standard from £9.00 Seniors from £8.00 Students from £7.00
Suitable for 12A

Running Time

105 minutes + trailers