Hurst Festival 2018
TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
Doors: 7.30pm Film: 8pm
Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger (PG)
With Live Accompaniment by Cyrus Gabrysch
We are very excited to welcome back Cyrus Gabrysch, who has delighted audiences with his brilliant silent music accompaniment at two recent festivals, to accompany Hitchcock's silent classic, The Lodger.
This restoration of Hitchcock's 1926 silent drama offers a gripping prehistory not just of his own work, but the Hollywood thriller itself. Ivor Novello plays the lodger, living in a boarding house in London where people are terrified of a serial killer called the Avenger who murders young blondes. The lodger is a strange, tortured figure whose neurotic sensitivity and vulnerability begins to entrance the landlady's pretty daughter Daisy, who is being courted by Joe, a police detective on the killer's trail. But might not this lodger, with his mysterious nighttime excursions, be the killer himself? Novello's haunted appearance is a ghostly premonition Anthony Perkins in Psycho. The initial sequence, showing how news of the murders is disseminated in the press, is brilliant, and there is a flash of pure Hitchcock genius in the lodger's ambiguous disgust and excitement at seeing Joe playfully put Daisy in handcuffs.
THURSDAY 27 September
Doors: 6.30pm Production: 7pm
NT Live: King Lear
‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Learsees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.