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THE CURRENT WAR (12A)
THE CURRENT WAR (12A) Friday 13 September 5:30PM
Friday 20 September 7:30PM
  • Country: USA 2017
  • Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Runtime: 1h 48m
  • Tickets: £8.50, Conc. £7.50, Under-25s £5.50, incl. 50p cmsn.
  • Venue: THEATRE OR STUDIO
  • With: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tuppence Middleton, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon head a star cast as 19th century electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, whose intense rivalry fuelled the dramatic story of the race to light up America. In the late 1870s, electric arc lighting starts to replace gaslight on city streets. But the technology is cumbersome and dangerous – not suitable for domestic interiors. Inventor Thomas Edison has a nose for a market niche: his low voltage, direct current incandescent lighting seems the solution. But with enterprising competitors snapping at his heels, and his backers demanding ever more impressive results, playing fair is not an option…

“...a fascinating, beautifully designed film” TheArtsDesk.com
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