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Hope Gap with Director Q&A (12A)

Connaught Theatre

William Nicholson

Bill Nighy, Annette Bening, Josh O'Connor

2 hours 30 mins

Cinema > Film

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Screening Followed by Q&A with Director William Nicholson.

We are delighted to welcome writer/director William Nicholson to this screening to discuss the film afterwards.

Grace and Edward have been married for thirty-three years. The joy of a visit from their son soon gives way to despair for Grace when Edward announces he is leaving her. Loosely based on the break-up of his own parents’ marriage, writer-director Nicholson’s sensitive drama refuses to apportion blame, instead conveying the emotional turmoil that ensues in the wake of a long-term relationship ending. It’s a moving and impressively performed drama.

The film is set and shot on the south coast, offering beautiful views of our county.

The performances are terrific, especially from Bening who adds yet another deeply nuanced study to her gallery of complicated, smart women Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

About William Nicholson
William Nicholson was born in 1948, and grew up in Sussex and Gloucestershire. He joined BBC Television, where he worked as a documentary film maker. There his ambition to write, directed first into novels, was channeled into television drama. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award in their year; other award-winners were Sweet As You Are and The March. In 1988 he received the Royal Television Society’s Writer’s Award. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for the stage, was Evening Standard Best Play of 1990, and went on to a Tony Award winning run on Broadway. He was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of the film version, which was directed by Richard Attenborough and starred Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. He was also Oscar nominated for Gladiator.

BBFC Insight: infrequent strong language, suicide references
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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearby

We are opposite Worthing Royal Mail Delivery Office, behind The Three Fishes Wetherspoons - next to Worthing NCP Car Park.

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearest Train Station

Worthing (WRH) station is 10 minutes walk away (0.5 miles). You can book train tickets and find access information on the National Rail website.

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Nearest Bus Stops

South Street (Stops J, K, L and M), Worthing, BN11 3AW are 4 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). For bus times and tickets please visit the Stagecoach website or call Travelline.

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearest Car Parks

Worthing NCP Car Park (BN11 1LG) is next to the venue. As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.80, or night rate (6pm to 6am) approx. £3.40

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Worthing High Street Multi-storey Car Park (BN11 1NY), above the Guildbourne Centre, is 4 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.60, or Sunday rate approx. £3 for the whole day.

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Drop Off / Pick Up

You can park immediately outside the Connaught Theatre for a few minutes to load or unload passengers. This will likely block the road and the Royal Mail Depot - so please move your vehicle promptly.

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Nearest Coach Park

The Lido, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QJ is 8 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). There are numerous coach parking spaces along Marine Parade.

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Bicycle Parking

Traditional bike stands are available just outside the Connaught Studio. These are uncovered and unmonitored - left at owners risk.

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All WTM venues have step free access. Allocated wheelchair user spaces and assistance dog spaces are available at most events, these must be booked via WTM Box Office for events within an auditorium. Hearing Assistance is available in all of our venues using an Infrared system. Audio description is available for most films. These services are available free of charge, please enquire on arrival at the venue. For more information or to discuss your access requirements before your visit, please visit our access page.