Wednesday 27th February 7:30pm
The Children Act
Director: Richard Eyre
Running Time: 103 mins
A high court judge must make a life-or-death decision on behalf of a child while struggling with her own problems in her personal life. Putting her marriage and own self-interests on the back burner, Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) puts her time and energy into a high-profile case which sees a 17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness refuse a life-saving blood transfusion due to his religious principles. With the boy’s condition worsening by the day, it is up to Fiona to ultimately decide whether to overrule the parents’ and child’s decision and enforce the blood transfusion or to grant the family their wish and dismiss it.
Tickets: £3.50 / £3 concessions / Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership