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The Children Act (12A)

The Children Act

DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre

WRITER: Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by)

STARS: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh, Anthony Calf, Rupert Vansittart, Jason Watkins


In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.


Thompson’s performance as a brilliant but tortured judge elevates the second Ian McEwan adaptation of this year’s Toronto film festival, a stately courtroom saga with parallels to the Charlie Gard case (The Guardian)


The Children Act" is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns...(Variety)


The two central performances could hardly be better. Thompson works here with remarkable subtlety.(Hollywood Reporter)



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22 (includes an admin fee of 30p)

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