At Pomegranate Theatre
Starts Fri 15 Nov 10:30am (captioned), 1.30pm, Sat 16 Nov 1.3.0pm, Sun 17 2pm & 5pm.
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.
As she prepares for the show, she battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shining through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), her soon-to-be fifth husband.
And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted, haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on?
Directed by Rupert Goold, the film co-stars Rufus Sewell, Jessie Buckley and Michael Gambon, and features some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic Over the Rainbow. Judy celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”. (118min)
£8.10, £6.10 concession, £5.80 child
Friends of Pomegranate: save 50p on all tickets, bookable by calling 01246 345 222
Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.40 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same. The number of trailers, advertisements and intervals (intervals on satellite broadcasts only) can vary for each screening. Please add at least 30 minutes in addition to the stated running time when calculating the duration of your visit.