In line with their remit at Beccles Public Hall, they are doing their very best to offer “something for everyone” and on Thursday 30 March, Film @ the Hall offerings are Akenfield in the afternoon and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in the evening.

Film @ the Hall

Thursday 30 March

Matinee 2pm (doors open at 1.30pm) 


Akenfield Cert 12A

Running time: 1 hour 38 mins 

Loosely based on Ronald Blythe’s acclaimed book Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village, this unassuming yet powerful film traces three generations of one Suffolk family and their lives in the farming industry.

Described as a work of rural realism, and shot in sumptuous widescreen, Akenfield features a cast of non-professional actors drawn from the communities of several Suffolk villages. Featuring improvised dialogue and shot mostly as weekends over the course of a year, the film offers an authentic depiction of country life over the changing seasons.

With all three generations grandfather, father and son performed by the same actor (local farmer Garrow Shand), the film paints a compelling picture of a traditional way of life facing a period of great change, brought about by the industrialisation of the twentieth century.

Film @ the Hall

Thursday 30 March

Evening 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) 

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Cert 15 (1994)

Running time: 1 hour 40 mins 

Two drag-queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman they’ve contracted with is Anthony’s wife. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them. Starring Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce.

This Oscar-Winning (Best Costume) comedy won the hearts of film goers partly for its lavish costumes and devotion to Abba, but mostly for the great performances of three drag artists who are on the road trip of a lifetime!

Tickets are £5 and £4 for Concessions (over 60s and under 16s) 

Look out for the April, May & June edition of the What’s On programme for Beccles Public Hall – it’s out next week and you won’t miss it!

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Ring 01502 770060 or call in between Mon – Sat, 10am – 3pm.


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