Globe Theatrette - a boutique theatre in the heart of Ahuriri Village, Napier

Session times - This Week

Sun 21 Jan 10.30am
Tue 23 Jan 1.30pm
Wed 24 Jan 6.00pm
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Adult themes

Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography
Director: Andy Serkis (feature debut)
Cast: Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Claire Foy (The Crown), Hugh Bonneville (Viceroy's House), Tom Hollander (Hanna)

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio while in Africa and given just months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead a long and fulfilled life.

Together they refuse to be limited by expectations, dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.

"Breathe is an affecting account of the quiet courage needed to battle the deadly spores of discrimination and condescension" (The Guardian)

"There’s an energy and optimism here which belie the grim subject matter and Serkis knows just how to tweak our heart strings when it comes to the final reel" (Independent)

Runtime: 117 mins