Film, comedy and theatre.
The inspiration behind many of Pink Floyd’s classic songs stemmed from Roger Water’s personal experience. His father was killed during World War II and the impact on Waters’ family had a profound effect on his song writing. Albums such as The Final Cut and The Wall would have been far less successful without Waters’ impassioned and meaningful lyrics.
The movie Roger Waters the Wall, which is screening at Artrix on Tuesday 29th September, includes outstanding musical footage interwoven with a revealing portrait of a man who has lived long enough to be passionately and unapologetically anti-war. Tickets cost £15
National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand.
Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features the award-winning Tom Hiddleston. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city and the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change. On returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.
NT Live presents Coriolanus is screening at Artrix on Wednesday 30th September. Tickets cost £17 (£14.00 students)
Hardeep Singh Kohli has written, directed and presented BAFTA-winning shows, and appeared on numerous TV and radio channels in various guises as well as touring with his own comedy-cookery show. Now the comedian, chef and journalist asks when you’ve a mouth this big, is it any wonder I get into trouble? See him answer this and many other questions in his brand new show Big Mouth Strikes Again at Artrix on Thursday 1st October. Tickets cost £14.00 (£13.00 over 60s and students)
Fresh from a West End run of The Trials of Oscar Wilde, European Arts Company return with a live theatre production of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. Adapted by Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland and John O’Connor, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event full of drawing-room comedy and gothic horror.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is showing at Artrix on Friday 2nd October at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £15 (£12.50 over 60s and students)
All tickets are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or online at www.artrix.co.uk