August View from The Beehive

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After a wondrously film festooned July and a terrific Phil Beer Band Gig last week we leap into August  with more great films at the Beehive cinema, namely “Learning to Drive”(15) on Friday 5th with Ben Kingsley,  teaching Patricia Clarkson more than just driving!

We’re very pleased to be screening the magnificent Ralph Fiennes & Vanessa Redgrave in “Richard III”, an encore screening from the Rupert Goold’s Almeida theatre production on Friday the 19th.

It’s not only the children that are looking forward to “The Secret Life of Pets”(U)at 11am& 3pm on Sat 20th August, the big kids are too, then a few of us will be frocking up and sinking a little glass of something refreshing prior to joining Patsy & Edina in “Absolutely Fabulous” (15) at 7.30pm that evening.

Our Nostalgic cinema is at 2pm on Friday 26th August with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck starring in the deliciously romantic comedy, “Roman Holiday”(u) so don’t miss that! That evening at 7.30pm we have the apparently untold true story behind the most requested photo in the U.S national archives of “Elvis and Nixon”(15) revealing the humorous moment when President Nixon met the King of Rock n’ Roll! “It ain’t fact, but it is damn entertaining fiction”. According to Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone.

For those Country and Western fans, we have wonderful singer Sue Lowry, appearing in a tribute to Patsy Cline on Saturday 6th of August. Sue is accompanied by her fabulous 5 piece band and Marc Robinson, (last seen as Buddy Holly) who plays Hank Williams and Roger Bird gives a sensitive portrayal of Jim Reeves. Come along to listen to some of the best Country heartbreakers and a few rocking tunes too! Don your Western gear and there should be some room to shake a tail feather if you should feel the urge!

Talking of feeling the urge, everyone is talking about the Honiton Community Theatre Co. new musical comedy show:  “Urinetown!” WHAT??? We hear you say, well as Charles Spencer said in his 5 star Telegraph review “Despite its off-putting title, Urinetown – a hit on Broadway – makes for a sharp, funny and disturbing musical”. This show didn’t win 3Tony awards for nothing it has won them for best script and songs- these are catchy numbers and with a terrifically talented bunch of character actors and some tremendous singers in the company this promises to be a fantastically funny show, we bet you’ll be going home happily humming the tunes and hopefully reflecting on some of the issues relevant to today’s society that have been entertainingly brought to your attention during the show. Intrigued? Go on, try it! Urinetown runs from 11th -13th August at 7.30pm at the Beehive