Monday 03 April 2017
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, 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 and daughter; 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.
ADVANCE TICKETS: £6.00 full, £4.00 concessions, £3.00 U16’s
TICKETS PURCHASED ON THE DOOR: £6.50 full, £4.50 concessions, £3.50 U16’s
Hynt Cards accepted – Hynt cardholders are entitled to a ticket free of charge for a personal assistant or carer
2 x Time Credits can be exchanged for one cinema ticket
Running time: 106minutes
Cast members: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Screening Dates & Times: Fri 31 Mar 6:30pm / Mon 3 Apr 11:00 / Tues 4 Apr 7pm / Thurs 6 Apr 1pm