6th Dec, 2016

Live Q&A goes with British film screening

Aaron Wise 11th Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A LIVE question and answer session with up and coming British director Joe Stephenson will be held at The Regal following the screening of an award-winning British film.

Chicken will be screened at Evesham’s art deco cinema on Sunday, June 26 and cinema goers will then be able to pose questions to Mr Stephenson.

Fresh British talent flourishes in the film which is based on a contemporary play by Freddie Machin.

Set in East Anglia, Chicken tells the story of 15-year-old Richard (Scott Chambers), who has severe learning difficulties, and his unlikely friendship with 17-year-old Annabel (Yasmin Paige).

Richard lives in a rickety caravan with his destructive brother, Polly, on Annabel’s parents’ land. Richard’s optimistic view on life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain as Polly’s abusive behaviour worsens and, as family secrets are revealed, he is torn between loyalty to his brother and his first true friend.

As the plot twists and turns, viewers are taken on an emotional journey with the three main characters in a film that is funny, heart-wrenching, sad, surprising and endearing.

Laurence Wiper of the Regal, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the independent film industry and to be welcoming Joe Stephenson to our stage after the screening for this special Q&A event.

“Stephenson is now in pre-production on a Noel Coward biopic set to star Ian McKellen and Vanessa Redgrave, so Chicken looks to be the start of a fantastic career for this young British director.”

The screening will take place at 7.30pm on June 26.

Tickets are available now at www.theregal.ac or by calling 01386 421007.