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Autumn Season at Westacre Theatre

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Autumn Season at Westacre Theatre

Attracting audiences old and new, there’s something for everyone in the new Autumn season at Westacre Theatre.  

The new Drive-In Cinema which proved so popular in the Spring returns for a further run of four exciting movies.  Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey kick off their Dirty Dancing shoes on September 24, and Tom Cruise stars in Top Gun on September 30.

Perennial favourite Mamma Mia hits the screen on October 8 with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth accompanied by the singalong music of Abba.  In contrast, the run ends on October 30 with the 1999 film of The Blair Witch Project when three students disappear in the forest with only their footage left behind.  

Westacre Theatre’s newly refurbished Studio comes with brand new comfy seating, all ready to welcome back film-goers to mainstream cinema on Wednesday afternoons.  You can book your own favourite seats every time with free off-road parking and level access throughout.  Optional lunches can be pre-booked for each of the films. 

The first screening on October 6 is Nomadland which tells the moving story of Fern who has lost her husband and then her job so has taken to travelling in her converted van.

This is followed on October 20 with the Oscar winning performance by Anthony Hopkins as The Father who gradually becomes increasingly confused with dementia.  

Inspired by the global phenomenon of forming choirs whilst their men are serving away, Military Wives will be shown on November 3.  The final Wednesday Film is Ammonite on November 13.  It follows palaeontologist Mary Anning selling fossils to tourists when a chance job offer changes her life.  

The new Westacre seating will also add to your enjoyment and comfort for two of the best shows available on screen from National Theatre.  With a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary Follies on September 22 should not be missed.  Then the bold new film version of Romeo and Juliet can be seen on September 29.  Starring Jessie Buckley, Josh O’Connor, Tamsin Greig and Adrian Lester, it makes best use of the venue’s remarkable backstage spaces. 

The Studio stage will host two touring productions.  An eccentric Victorian time traveller crash lands in the 21st century.  On October 2, Keeper’s Daughter brings alive this amazing adaptation of the H G Wells classic story, The Time Machine.  An optional pre-performance dinner can also be booked for this evening.   

Well-known playwright Rob John explores an explosive triangular relationship over four tumultuous years when Spanish chambermaid Rosa Mendoza ensures Cromer guest house The Poppyland will never be the same again!  Performed by regular visitors to Westacre, the fEAST Theatre, who take to the stage on October 29 for a most memorable evening.

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In partnership with the very best of local teachers, young people all the way from the age of 2 up to 15 are accommodated every week in a variety of classes and workshops - introduce your aspiring star to a real theatre.  All the latest details for these activities together with availability for the many forthcoming events are at www.westacretheatre.com

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