The Duke (12A) at Number 8, Pershore
Another opportunity to enjoy this popular drama. Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren star in the funny and uplifting story of Kempton Bunton (Broadbent), the 60-year old taxi driver who in 1961 stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery and held it for ransom.
Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend.
Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage to Dorothy (Helen Mirren) – how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.
Directed by Roger Michell.
Monday 27 June – 11.00am & 7.30pm (ST); Tuesday 28 June – 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.50 (£8.00), Daytime £7.00 (£6.50)
(plus 80p per ticket if booked online)
1hr 35mins, AD)))
(ST) screening shown with subtitles for those with hearing loss
To book tickets and find out about this and other events please visit Number 8’s website.