Queen Mother Theatre

Queen Mother Theatre
1 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9SP

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The Great Dictator

  • 4 stars
  • 1940
  • US
  • 125 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Charlie Chaplin, Wheeler Dryden
  • Written by: Charlie Chaplin
  • Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Wonderful late Chaplin classic. Chaplin plays two roles – a meek Jewish barber with amnesia and a Hitler-style mad dictator. Very funny indeed; this is the birthplace of sight and sound gags that Les Dawson got away with using for years. Unusually for Chaplin it's also strangely moving and prophetic.

Fri 27 Jan

I, Daniel Blake

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty…

Tue 7 Feb

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