Highbury Theatre Centre

Highbury Theatre Centre
Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5HD

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Christmas Special Matinee

On Wednesday 28 December there will be a matinee showing of a Christmas film. The film itself will be chosen nearer to Christmas. Director: Certificate:

Wed 28 Dec

Dangerous Corner

Written by: J. B. Priestley Robert and Freda Caplan are entertaining guests at their country retreat. A chance remark by one of the guests ignites a series of devastating revelations, revealing a hitherto undiscovered tangle of clandestine relationships and dark secrets, the disclosures of which have tragic…

Tue 2 May 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

Wed 3 May 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

Thu 4 May 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

…and 7 more dates until 13 May 2017

Dr Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

  • 5 stars
  • 1963
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

Devastating black comedy on the lunacy of the nuclear age with Sellers ideally cast in three roles (US President, jolly Brit captain, and demented teutonic boffin) and Slim Pickens the good ole boy heading for oblivion to a chorus of 'We'll Meet Again'. Still alarmingly relevant.

From Here To Eternity

  • PG

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love. Director: Fred Zinnemann Certificate: PG

Sun 7 May 2017

I Ought To Be In Pictures

Written by: Neil Simon This comedy-drama involves Herbert Tucker, a struggling, writer's-blocked screenwriter who abandoned his New York family 16 years earlier. His daughter Libby arrives at the West Hollywood home of her father, whom she barely remembers. She is convinced that he can give her the Hollywood acting…

Tue 24 Jan 2017

Wed 25 Jan 2017

Thu 26 Jan 2017

…and 7 more dates until 4 Feb 2017 back to top

Lettice And Lovage

Written by: Peter Shaffer Lettice Douffet is employed as a guide at the boring Fustian House. In order to liven up the tours, she begins embellishing the stories of what happened there, and starts enjoying herself. Apart from one challenge by a surly man, the visitors lap up her stories, and she begins to receive many…

Tue 6 Dec

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

Wed 7 Dec

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

Thu 8 Dec

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

…and 7 more dates until 17 Dec

Lilies On The Land

Written by: the Lions part The Lions part wanted to give voice to the wartime experiences of women, particularly the Women’s Land Army. The play is a series of scenes played out which were written from reminiscences from many women who had been in the Land Army during World War II. Margie is from Newcastle, and refers…

Tue 20 Jun 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

Wed 21 Jun 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

Thu 22 Jun 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

…and 7 more dates until 1 Jul 2017

On the Waterfront

  • 4 stars
  • 1954
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • Written by: Budd Schulberg
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Lee J Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden

Taking on gangster supremo Lee J Cobb only leads to tragedy for Brando's ex-boxer Terry Malloy in this early masterpiece of the Method school. Despite over-obvious religious symbolism, Budd Schulberg's politically contentious script and Kazan's involved direction, this offers one of Brando's best screen performances and…

Sun 25 Jun 2017

£5–£6 / 0121 373 2761

The Pianist

  • 2002
  • UK/France/Germany/Netherlands/Poland
  • 149 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Roman Polanski
  • Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Michał Żebrowski

An intensely personal film from acclaimed Polish director Polanski, as he himself survived the Krakow ghetto, 'The Pianist' follows the persecution of the Jews in Warsaw during World War II. The focus is on brilliant Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman (Brody) who escapes deportation to an extermination camp and is left…

Sat 14 Jan 2017

£5–£6 / 0121 373 2761

The Polar Express

  • U

A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Director:Robert Zemeckis Certificate: U

Wed 28 Dec

£5–£6 / 0121 373 2761

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  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ava DuVernay
  • Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson
  • UK release: 6 February 2015

The story of the 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, with Martin Luther King (Oyelowo) facing a nervous President Johnson (Wilkinson) and Alabama's racist Governor Wallace (Roth). Among a stellar cast Oyelowo is exceptional, and DuVernay and Webb capture both the greatness and the limitations of King's…

Thu 6 Apr 2017

£5–£6 / 0121 373 2761

Slow West

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • UK/New Zealand
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Maclean
  • Written by: John Maclean
  • Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius
  • UK release: 26 June 2015

In the Wild West, young Scottish nobleman Jay (Smit-McPhee) and his hired gun Silas (Fassbender) are on the trail of Rose (Pistorius), the object of Jay's affection. Witty, astonishingly accomplished debut by Maclean, even if it's too irreverent to be instantly iconic or truly heartbreaking.

Sun 16 Jul 2017

£5–£6 / 0121 373 2761

The Sound of Music

  • 3 stars
  • 1965
  • US
  • 173 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Written by: Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Maria von Trapp, Ernest Lehman
  • Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr

In the late 1930s, vivacious nun Maria (Andrews) introduces the Von Trapp children to the joys of music, and their widowed father (Plummer) to the joys of love as Nazism begins to sweep Austria. One of the great screen musicals, completely uncynical, and boasting a host of memorable songs and charm-sodden moments. And…

Sun 19 Mar 2017

The Third Man

  • 1949
  • US/UK
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Carol Reed
  • Cast: Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles.

Holly Martins has been invited to unstable, post-World War II Vienna by his old chum Lime, who is now in the grand-scale drug dealing business, only to discover that he is dead. Except, he isn't of course, and a multilayered cat and mouse scenario is triggered. So, what's so good about it? Well, you have a stirring zither…

Sun 5 Feb 2017

£5–£6 / 0121 373 2761

The Thrill Of Love

Written by: Amanda Whittington This gripping new play dramatises the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. The play opens with Ruth firing six shots, and then Jack Gale, a detective inspector, comes in and begins questioning her. She admits murdering her lover, David Blakely, and she is calm…

Tue 14 Mar 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

Wed 15 Mar 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

Thu 16 Mar 2017

£9–£11 / 0121 373 2761

…and 7 more dates until 25 Mar 2017

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