Saturday, 17 September 2016

Madeline Smith at The Questors Theatre



Earlier this week I blogged an interview with the delightful Madeline Smith. We had a lovely chat about her life and acting career and you can read that here. During that interview Madeline talked about her early life at a convent school and how the staff there prevented her from joining the local amateur theatre group, The Questors.

In a lovely twist of fate, Madeline is finally getting to join The Questors, albeit for one night only. The theatre is still going strong and they are celebrating Madeline's career next month with a special screening of one of her classic Hammer Horror films. This from their website:


Hammer Horror Cine night at The Questors just in time for Halloween!

"His brain came from a genius. His body came from a killer. His soul came from hell!"
    
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, Charles Lloyd Pack, Bernard Lee.

A very special event screening of the classic Hammer film with actress Madeline Smith in attendance, for a Questions & Answers session and a talk about her career, roles including a Bond girl, Hammer Film Productions, and her Ealing connection.

Now in an asylum, Baron Victor takes on the assistance of two fellow inmates, a young doctor and a mute woman, to seek the perfect physical parts, experiment with reanimation, and perform grisly operations to make the ideal man – or monster.

Mary Shelley’s character features in several Hammer Horrors, continuing the theme of unnatural creation and playing God, and suited the Gothic tales and macabre imagery. This was the final film from the director and the last in this series from the company.

 


£10 (£7 Questors members and Classic Cinema Club members)

This special film night will take place at The Questors Theatre in Ealing on 15 October. You can find out more about the theatre here 

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