Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe
Cast includes Keira Knightley, Lesley Manville, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keeley Hawes, Jessie Buckley, Suki Waterhouse, Rhys Ifans
Duration 116 mins.
In 1970 the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend Bob Hope. At the time Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
Friday 24 April performance has been rescheduled to Friday 4 September. If you have pre-booked tickets, they will be valid for the new date.
Tickets: Adult £7.50, U16 £6.50, Family of Four £25
Ticket price includes £1 admin fee
Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office