Film, poetry reading, plays and a concert to help you make the most of your time in Hastings.

Friday 31 August

19.30 London Mozart Players at Opus Theatre

The Chamber Ensemble of the fabulous London Mozart Players present wonderful tunes with a good back-story! Boccherini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky on Friday 31st August. Don’t miss out!

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19.30 Poetry at the Palace, Electric Palace Cinema

Poets John McCullough and Jackie Wills read and discuss their work. Hosted by Antony Mair.

Tickets available in advance from the Electric Palace website (from early July) or on the door.

19.30 Two Plays by John Knowles, the Garage

John Knowles presents two of his monologues,‘Caliban’s Codex’ and ‘Toby Belch is Unwell

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Saturday 1 September

19.30 Film, Ginger Snaps, introductory talk by Dr Kaja Franck, Electric Palace Cinema

Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett, 2000) remains one of the most innovative and original interpretations of the werewolf in the last 50 years. Kaja’s PhD thesis looked at the literary werewolf as an ecoGothic monster, concentrating on the relationship between wilderness, wolves, and werewolves, and how language is used to demarcate animal alterity. She is part of the ‘Open Graves, Open Minds’ research project and has previously published on the depiction of wolves and werewolves in Dracula and young adult fiction.

Tickets available in advance from the Electric Palace website (from early July) or on the door.

19.30 The Pantaloons present The Importance of Being Earnest!, Opus Theatre

Hilarious take on the Oscar Wilde classic. Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

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19.30 Sir David Hare introduces The Hours, Kino Teatr

Screening of this Stephen Daldry film, screenplay by David Hare based on Michael Cunningham’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title. Sir David will speak for about 20 minutes, followed by a short Q&A session.

Tickets: £15  (concessions £13)

Tickets available in advance from the Kino Teatr website from early July or on the door.


In the Margin

See details of fringe events, mainly free, on the margins of Litfest.