Time Gentlemen, Please!

Saturday 18 November, 5.30pm

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Time Gentlemen Please at Thaxted Festival

Feature film (1952) Cert U
-- plus archive short on Thaxted, and pre-film entertainment.

Presented in association with Saffron Screen and by arrangement with the East Anglian Film Archive

A rare chance to see Lewis Gilbert’s whimsical film, shot extensively around Thaxted, on the big screen. Stars include Sidney James, Eddie Byrne, Dora Bryan, Hermione Baddeley and Thora Hird.

When the Prime Minister announces a visit to the village of Little Heyhoe in recognition of its 100% employment record, the local council has to decide what to do about the thorn in its side: local tramp and drinker Dan Dance. They agree to have him put in the local almshouse but it emerges that as a resident there he is entitled to an inheritance which he spends in the local pub.

There will be a licensed bar and snacks available.

This event forms part of our Autumn Festival 2023, with proceeds from the weekend going to towards our Developing Artists Programme, which is supported by Essex County Council’s Art and Culture Fund.