Victoria & Abdul
Dame Judi Dench reunited with the role of Queen Victoria
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
“A film of solid craftsmanship led by another royally magnificent performance by Judi Dench.“ ”It’s a combination of Oscar-worthy acting, crisp writing, beautiful cinematography and gorgeous costume designs.“
“……….. resplendent with gorgeous costumes, exquisite sets and parlour-room drollery.”
“It’s amazing, refreshing, heartfelt and benefits from an abundance of chemistry between its two leads.”
Thursday 22nd February
Members’ entrance: Adults: £4 U18s: £3
Annual Membership: £6 from 1st January 2018 Start time: 7.30pm (Doors open at 7.15pm) Callington Town Hall NOTE: MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED (AVAILABLE ON DOOR).
Tavonians Theatre Company present The Thrill of Love By Amanda Whittington
‘I am guilty, I’m a little confused’, confessed Ruth Ellis following her arrest for the murder of her lover David Blakely. The Thrill of Love dramatises the true story of the last woman to be hanged in Britain, in 1955.
This gripping play takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines, focusing on the divorcee with a young child to care for, and who works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. All the girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. When Ruth meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes – but not in the way she imagines.
Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is she trying to protect? Detective Jack Gale follows her story from the beginning, hoping to piece together the motive behind why she murdered David and, more importantly, whom she might be protecting. The case of Ruth Ellis eventually led to the legal defence of diminished responsibility.
‘Absorbing… the writing is playful and pin-sharp’ – Telegraph
‘Tense and engaging throughout… a triumph’ – The Stage
Following on from their success with Cheshire Cats, Shadowlands, The Railway Children and My Boy Jack, Tavonians Theatre Company is touring The Thrill of Love to eight venues in west Devon and east Cornwall.
Fri 23 Feb – Mary Tavy, Coronation Hall
Sat 24 Feb – Upton Cross, Sterts Studio
Wed 28 Feb – Launceston, Town Hall
Fri 2 Mar – Callington, PrimRaf Theatre
Sat 3 Mar – Tavistock, Town Hall
Thur 8 Mar – Meavy, Parish Hall
Fri 9 Mar – Holsworthy, HATS Theatre
Sat 10 Mar – Okehampton Charter Hall
The production is generously sponsored by local estate agent Miller Town & Country. Tickets are £10, on sale online and from local ticket outlets. Full booking information is available from Tavonians Theatre Company, 08455 196592, www.tavonians.org.uk.
Devon and Cornwall Police are recruiting for Special Constables in our area.
Do something Special and make a difference to your community by becoming a volunteer police officer.
Recruitment is open for a limited period only – please visit www.dc.police.uk for details
Callington and District Twinning Association presents
Probably the Best Burns Night Supper South of the Border
Saturday 27th January
Callington Town Hall
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Welcome drink, Piper, Selkirk Grace, Address to the Haggis, 3 course meal, The Immortal Memory, Scottish Dancing, Fun & Laughter – Tickets £17.00 available from Callington Town Hall or from any Twinning Association Committee member
Action on Hearing Loss are holding a monthly ‘Hear to Inform and Support Service’ in Callington Town Hall on the third Thursday of the month between 10.00am and 1.00pm.
You can have your hearing checked, get advice on hearing equipment and talk about support in your local area.
Do you have hearing loss or tinnitus or know someone who does. Come and see us!
If you have any questions please contact Jason or Rosie
Phone: 01752 228657 or email: Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org or Rosie.email@example.com
TOWN COUNCILLOR VACANCY
With reference to the public notice published on 14 November 2017, in respect of a casual vacancy on this Town Council, Cornwall Council has confirmed that no requests were received asking that an election be held so Callington Town Council can now co-opt a new Councillor. If you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor, please pop into the Town Council office and collect a Councillor Pack or click on the link below.
Join us to hear about, and have your say, on the Council’s budget proposals for:
- Increasing Council Tax by 4.99%
- Increasing charges for some services
- Reducing or stop providing some services
Liskeard, 29th November at 6.30pm
Eliot House Hotel, Castle Street PL14 3AU