Wednesday 8th November @ 8:00pm
[£9.00 - £11.00 (£6.50 - £8.50) plus £1.00 booking fee per ticket] Buy tickets online or [box office: 01428 642 161]
Take a celebrated musical genius, sibling rivalry, an unknown manuscript, some very persistent research and one sensational revelation, and what have you got? FANNY: THE OTHER MENDELSSOHN – the documentary from BAFTA-winning director Sheila Hayman that features global Decca star, Isata Kanneh-Mason.
The film reveals the extraordinary story of Fanny, a composer long sidelined to her famous brother Felix by the guardians of classical music, who despite being forbidden a musical career persevered, composing 450 works in her short life. Fanny’s lost masterpiece, ‘The Easter Sonata’, is brought to life by virtuoso pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. As she explores the music, the parallels between her life and Fanny’s – including the challenge of being a pioneer with few role models in classical music — become clear.
As moving as it is joyous, and shot on location in Berlin, New York, London, Oxford and Buckingham Palace, FANNY: THE OTHER MENDELSSOHN is the story of a very modern woman – who just happened to live 200 years ago.
We’re thrilled to announce that Sandi Toksvig (QI, The News Quiz) will be hosting the premiere Q&A that will feature director Sheila Hayman and star contributor Isata Kanneh-Mason. This will last 30 minutes and be screened directly after the main film.
Thursday 14th December @ 8:00pm
Monday 18th December @ 8:00pm
Tuesday 19th December @ 8:00pm
Monday 18th December - Thursday 28th December
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th December @ 7:30pm
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th December @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm and Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th January @ 4:30pm & 7:30pm
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