The French Lieutenant’s Woman

24th Apr 2013 - 4:45pm

The Arts Centre

Based on John Fowles’ original novel, Short Cuts Cinema Classics screens The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Karel Reisz, 1981) in the Studio Theatre. 

John Fowles’ original novel was distinguished by a literary technique employed while telling a story of Victorian sexual and social oppression. As we watch Sarah (Meryl Streep), a 19th-century Englishwoman ruined by an affair with a French lieutenant, enter into another disastrous relationship with principled young Charles (Jeremy Irons), we are made aware that we are actually seeing the making of a film. During the shooting of the film Anna and Mike, who play the characters of Sarah and Charles, embark on a parallel relationship.

  • Tickets: £3.50 / £3.00 concessions / £2.00 Edge Hill Students. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. However, tickets can be booked in advance online or by calling 01695 584480.
  • FREE for school parties of 10 or more. Please contact the Box Office on 01695 584480.
  • Certificate: 15
  • Running Time: 1 hr 58 minutes
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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 Arts Centre, visit The Arts Centre website.

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