Once again the Savoy is delighted to be a partner with Monmouth Women’s Festival in presenting two special events. On Sunday 6th Sandra Hunt stars in a wonderful one person show about an virtually unknown woman who in the 1920’s became a champion racing driver, Helle Nice. FAST WOMAN is a “tour de force” and Sandra will be musically accompanied by the director Finetime Fontayne who is making his second appearance at the theatre.
On Tuesday 8th we are showing MAKE MORE NOISE, a fascinating, historic and very rare compilation of films from 1899-1917 featuring women who were part of the suffragette movement. However this is not a political film, it is a celebration of women’s growing independence at that time and some of the films are very funny.
As a companion piece we will be re-showing the feature film SUFFRAGETTE that was released last autumn with a riveting central performance from Carey Mulligan.
There are two other special films in the first week of March. The first on March 7th is DEATH OF A GENTLEMAN which is a revealing documentary about the state of test cricket in the face of recent spot fixing and other corruption charges. After the film the director will form part of a panel to be chaired by actor, comedian and cricket lover Miles Jupp.
On Wednesday 9th March are taking the opportunity of paying tribute to the fine British actor Alan Rickman who died in January. One of his last films was also the first he directed: A LITTLE CHAOS in which he co-starred with Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci.
We have two very different but very compelling live shows. On Thursday 10th GRAV starring Gareth Bales the legendary Welsh rugby player Ray Gravell. The show premièred last year to astonishing reviews, sold out for its entire run at Edinburgh and has just one the Audience award at the Welsh Theatre Awards. This really will be one of the “must see” shows of 2016.
On 24th March we welcome a man who is one of the giants of live entertainment: BRIAN CONLEY. His CV speaks for itself – eight – yes eight – Royal Variety Shows, his own TV series, sell out tours in Oliver and Barnum. This one-man show will be unmissable. There are still a few tickets left.
Finally our line up of top-notch award winning films continues apace. March will see SPOTLIGHT, most people’s favourite for the top Oscar, CAROL and ROOM. For the kids we have ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP, KUNG FU PANDA 3 and GOOSEBUMPS.