Wed, 22 Nov|
Dome Cinema and Bar
Mad About the Boy: The Noël Coward Story | British & Irish Mini-Fest
This documentary is part of a selection of films from the 2023 British and Irish Film Festival screening at the Dome.
Time & Location
22 Nov, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dome Cinema and Bar, 38 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
About the event
The folks at the Dome Cinema are bringing us a selection of films from the 2023 British and Irish Film Festival! Each film screens only once, so make sure you don't miss out.
Sir Noël Coward grew up in poverty and left school when he was only nine years old. He was queer in a very straight world.
And yet by the age of 30, he was the highest paid writer in the world, and a star on the Broadway stage. He wrote, directed and acted in some of the finest plays and movies of all time, including Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, Brief Encounter and In Which We Serve. He also became a world renowned songwriter and performer of whom Frank Sinatra said, ‘If you want to hear how a song should be sung, go see Mr Noël Coward’.
And if that wasn’t enough, he was also a spy during the Second World War! Against all odds, Sir Noël Coward became the most successful multi-talented artist of the Twentieth Century. He defined an era and led an extraordinary life. This is his inspirational story told in his own words and music, and unique home movies.
The film features Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame Maggie Smith, Harold Pinter, Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Sir Michael Caine and Lucille Ball. It is narrated by Alan Cumming, with Rupert Everett as the voice of Sir Noël Coward.
View the trailer here.
Bar and Pizza from 5pm. Film starts at 6:30 pm. End times are approximate and vary night to night.
Bookings essential. Text the Dome Cinema with your name, date, movie and number of people to 027 590 2117.