11th Mar 2010 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Awaydays (Pat Holden, 2009) will be screened on Thursday 11th March 2010 in the Studio Theatre. The film is an 18 certificate.

Drama set in Birkenhead in 1979. Nicky Bell (Life on Mars) stars as 19-year-old Paul Carty, a bored, middle-class, junior civil servant who becomes involved in ‘The Pack’, a gang of ‘casuals’ who live for drugs, music, casual sex, football, fighting and, perhaps most importantly, fashion – specifically Fred Perry shirts, Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills trainers. As his intense relationship with fellow Pack member Elvis (Liam Boyle – Robin Hood, Spooks) begins to verge on the destructive, Paul finds himself plunged into a dark and violent world from which he cannot escape. Based on the best selling novel by Kevin Sampson.

Post screening short talk

Edge Hill associate tutor, Monica Aslanian, designed the costumes for Awaydays, and will be giving a short post screening insight on how she created the critical ‘casuals’ look.

  • Running Time: 105 minutes
  • Tickets: £3 / £2.50 conc. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. However, tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 01695 584480.
  • Short Cuts Cinema:

For details of what’s on this season at the Studio Theatre, view the programme of Short Cuts screenings.

Alternatively, for what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

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