The full programme for the 2020 London Film Festival has now been announced. I will be looking to do more in-depth posts over the next few weeks in the build up to the festival surrounding the films that are listed.Read More »
Is anyone else truly excited that this year the London Film Festival is going to more cinemas around the UK and also premieres happening online?
I certainly am, I have been lucky enough to get to a couple of films over the years while in London during October. But being based in the north east does make this very difficult given the hotel prices around the time of the festival also going up.
I really do hope that this new format will ensure more people can actually watch the films and I guess I have to also hope that cinemas in the north east will not be missed out (we often are for things like concerts etc up here).
Two weeks to wait as the line up is being announced online on Tuesday 8th September!
It has been announced today that Steve McQueen’s Mangrove will open the 2020 BFI London Film Festival, the 64th to take place. It will play for free for audiences at BFI Southbank and at selected cinemas across the UK.
Mangrove starring Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes and Malachi Kirby. This will be the films European premiere on Wednesday 7th October as part of the 12-day offering which is taking the festival out to cities around the UK and many films are going to be available for virtual premieres at home.
William Thacker is a pretty normal man who owns a small bookshop and his life suddenly changes when he meets Anna Scott the most famous film star in the whole world!
When a pizza delivery man is murdered in what at first appeared to be a random attack the London detectives on the case must quickly uncover the truth and the circumstances surrounding the death.
Another amazing bit of news about Imelda Staunton and both Came around the same time. She is returning to the West End to play Dolly in Hello, Dolly! I am sure she will be as outstanding as ever and make me want to head down to London for a lovely trip. I have seen her in the last three productions she has starred in Gypsy (twice), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Follies. I have also been lucky enough to see Hello, Dolly on Broadway with Bette Midler so I hope they use that version of the show as it was visually stunning!
Jenna Russell has also been announced in the cast with the rest to be named later.
A 30 week run starting on 11th August 2020.
Big theatre breaking news this morning that Timothée Chalamet will make his West End debut alongside Eileen Atkins at the Old Vic next year, in a production of Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play 4000 Miles.
Dates: April 6th – May 23rd 2020
Basically this means it is the perfect date to watch V for Vendetta! More commonly known as Bonfire Night now, the 5th November in the UK marks the anniversary for an attempted plot by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.
This has led to Bonfires being lit and firework displays on and around the 5th since!
My email has been filled with so many about Whoopi Goldberg starring in Sister Act the musical for only 39 days in July and August 2020.
29th July-30th August 2020
Eventim Apollo Theatre