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THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY (2023) presented by Highbury Cinema

13 April @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Hope is a journey

Directed by Hettie Macdonald

Retired pensioner Harold Fry lives in Kingsbridge in south Devon with his wife Maureen, where he lives a sedentary life. A letter from an old work colleague, Queenie Hennessy, reveals she is dying from cancer and is living in a hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Penning a perfunctory response, he complains that the words he has written are not enough of a response but, lacking ideas, he goes to post them anyway.

Finding himself still reluctant to release the letter he continues walking into town, passing multiple opportunities to send the letter, before finding himself in a petrol garage where the attendant tells him that her support helped her aunt fight back against her own cancer. Inspired, he calls the hospice and asks them to tell Queenie that he intends to walk to Berwick – some 500 miles – and she must hold onto her life until he arrives.

Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Rachel Joyce (who also wrote the screenplay), the film stars Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton.

Certification: 12A

Duration: 1hr 48mins

£5 per person (plus £2 if you are not already a centre/audience member for the 2023/24 season)

Highbury Cinema

0121 373 2761

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Highbury Theatre Centre

Sheffield Road
Sutton Coldfield, B73 5HD United Kingdom
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0121 373 2761
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