The Personal History of David Copperfield

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Fri 11th Mar 2022 at 7:45 pm

mild violence, threat, brief bloody images

2020 ( UK ) ( Drama )

DIRECTOR:  Armando Iannucci
STARRING: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity

Patel plays David Copperfield as a young man eager to face the world, no matter what it offers him; he’s motivated by kindness, even as he refuses to suffer fools. Nimble, appealing and attuned to the nuances of Dickens’ spirit, Patel is a good Copperfield for today, a bright young man who’s able to overcome adversity and go far. Everyone needs a story like that. Dickens knew it in 1850; we can’t retell it enough.

(1hr 59min)

Tickets on sale 18th February 2022

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