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image for Film 12A item typeViceroy's House (12A) at Chelmsford Picture House

Film 12A, Fri 28 Jul 2017

Chelmsford Picture House

Chelmsford Picture House

Contact

Chelmsford Picture House

01245 606 505

Address

Fairfield Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM1 1JG

Details

Starring: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville
106mins/2017/UK/India
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Language: English
Contains brief distressing images

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville), great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.

The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife (Gillian Anderson) and daughter (Lily Travers); downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

Director Gurinder Chadha’s own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as British rule came to an end. Her film examines those events through the prism of a relationships, the Mountbatten’s, and a romance between a young Hindu servant, Jeet (Manish Dayal), and his intended Muslim bride, Aalia (Huma Qureshi). The young lovers find themselves caught up in the seismic end of Empire, in conflict with the Mountbattens and with their own communities, but never giving up hope.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 28 Jul 2017 20:00

Prices

Tickets: £6.90
Concession: £5.90
PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra

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Map reference: TL 703071  Lat: 51.73672 Long: 0.46496

By Road:
The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing