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The Death Of Stalin

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Tue 24 Apr 6.00pm
Fri 27 Apr 3.50pm
Wed 2 May 8.15pm Wed Night Special FINAL
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The Death Of Stalin

Violence, sexual references, offensive language

Genre: Comedy, Satire
Director: Armando Ianucci (In The Loop)
Cast: Steve Buscemi (Fargo), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter series), Andrea Riseborough (Made In Dagenham), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), Paddy Considine (In America), Simon Russell Beale (King Lear)

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire.

Moscow, 1953: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government?

Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

★★★★★ "A riotous farce of doublespeak and plotting laced with moments of bitumen-black horror." (Timeout London)
★★★★★ "Simply superb satire and one of 2018's must-see movies." (Sunday Star Times)

Runtime: 106 mins

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Dates: 24th and 26th May (time tbc)
Other dates
31st May: MON ONCLE
7th June: PLAYTIME

14th June: TRAFIC and PARADE (double featur