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News @ Kings Theatre

Cheddar Arts @ Kings Theatre begins its summer season in A United Kingdom and journeys via Manchester by the Sea back to the West Country for a summer jazz concert.

The season's first film night on Wednesday 26 April is A United Kingdom, the true story of the relationship between London clerk Ruth (Rosamund Pike) and Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), heir to the kingdom of what was then Bechuanaland and is now Botswana.

On Thursday 11 May, London is the setting for A Street Cat Named Bob, the movie based on the life of homeless recovering drug addict and busker, James Bowen and his companion - ginger cat Bob.

Manchester by the Sea is Cheddar Arts' next film on Tuesday 23 May, starring Casey Affleck as a janitor whose solitary life is challenged by the death of his brother and its consequences. Critically acclaimed for his performance, Affleck won Bafta, Golden Globe and Oscar awards for his role.

The final film of the season is Lion, on Tuesday 13 June, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, and based on the real story of a young Indian boy who was adopted by an Australian couple and 20 years later found his birth mother once again.

To conclude the season Cheddar Arts is bringing jazz musicians the Blue Notes and their guest singer Hannah Wedlock to the theatre for a summer night of jazz on Friday 14 July.




The doors of the Kings Theatre at the Kings of Wessex Academy open at 6.45pm and the performance begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets for all events are available online at www.thelittleboxoffice.com/cheddararts

For help call 01934 744939 extension 2 or visit Kings Fitness & Leisure in person.

Payment for the new booking system is by credit/debit card only and cash will only be accepted for tickets sold on the door.

Copies of the programme are available in local shops, the leisure centre and on the organisation's website - www.kowessex.co.uk/cheddarArts

Cheddar Arts @ Kings Theatre is a collaboration between the Kings of Wessex Academy and the village community, centred on the school's state of the art studio theatre.

For more details visit www.kowessex.co.uk/cheddarArts or for queries email cheddararts@googlemail.com