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TEA WITH MUSSOLINI (PG) Tuesday 12 November 7:30PM
  • Country: Italy, UK 1999
  • Director: Franco Zeffirelli
  • Runtime: 1h 53m
  • Tickets: £8.50, Conc. £7.50 incl. 50p cmsn.
  • Venue: THEATRE
  • With: Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin

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We are delighted to bring Franco Zeffirelli’s star-studded semi-autobiographical
coming-of-age tale back to the Strode screen, 20 years to the day since its first screening here. Set in exotically romantic 1930s Florence, a group of wealthy eccentric expat British and American matriarchs, dubbed the ‘scorpioni’ by the locals for their sharp tongues, rescue an abandoned orphan boy, Luca. Through his eyes we watch the ladies (a cast of dames including Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher and Lily Tomlin) as they live through the gathering clouds of fascism and war.

“The location is breathtaking, the period absorbing, the story heartwarming and the acting so fine you want to leap from your seat and shout something inappropriate, such as ‘Encore!’” Angus Wolfe Murray, Eye For Film
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