Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story + Q&A (12A)
Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing
Thursday March 8, 6.15pm
Tickets £11.50/child, senior and student £10.50
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is screened to celebrate International Women’s Day and is followed by a Q&A with its star Susan Sarandon, broadcast live in partnership with UN Women National Committee UK. Starring both Hedy Lamarr and Susan Sarandon, the movie follows the life story of the Hollywood wild child who became a screen idol – and was also the brilliant mind who co-invented 1940s wireless technology still used today. Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionise modern communication. Mislabelled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer.
Read our feature on International Women’s Day.
Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.
NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)
Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead
Thursday March 8, 7pm
Tickets £14/pensioners and children £12. Age guidance: 15+
Broadcast live from the National Theatre is the all-star revival of the 20th century masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Hollywood actors Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller and Colm Meaney star with Call The Midwife actress Hayley Squires in the play set on a steamy night in Mississippi. A Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? The production is directed by Benedict Andrews. This is a recording of a performance captured live in front of a theatre audience.
Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
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