The musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum due to be performed by Milton Musical Society from 29 April – 2 May at the Regent Centre in Christchurch has had to be cancelled. Tickets can be refunded at the box cffice or by phone on 01202 499199.
The show will be replaced by the new Kate Winslet film, A Little Chaos (12A), which only opens nationally on 17 April but will begin its run at the Regent from Friday 24 April 11am The Regent has been very fortunate to have been able to screen this eagerly anticipated film at such an early date.
In ‘A Little Chaos’, Academy Award winner, Kate Winslet, stars alongside Alan Rickman for the first time in 20 years, when they starred together in Sense & Sensibilty. Alan Rickman stars as Louis XIV, the French monarch known as the Sun King in a romantic costume drama set at the Court of Versailles. Kate Winslet plays Sabine de Barra, a landscape artist who is given the task of creating the Rockwork Grove, the famous “outdoor ballroom” in the Palace gardens. Set against this stunning backdrop, A Little Chaos is a moving romantic drama in which Sabine must navigate around the intricate etiquette of Court life to ensure that her professional duties are not compromised by a blossoming romance. The film boasts an exquisite story, sumptuous cinematography and a top notch supporting cast led by Stanley Tucci, who has only just finished in the critically acclaimed Nordic thriller, Fortitude, on Sky Atlantic TV. Tucci plays the King’s flamboyant brother, Phillipe Duc d’Orleans, who adds an amusing joie de vivre to life at the Palace of Versailles.
Kate Winslet has said of her role in the film: “There was something really new and fresh about Sabine – an almost Bohemian spirit in quite a rigid time period.”
Alan Rickman also directs A Little Chaos (12A) as well as being the male lead.
A Little Chaos is the Official Film of Royal Horticultural Society’s National Gardening Week from 13 – 19 April
A Little Chaos (12A) will show at the Regent on Fri 24 April 11am, Sat 25 April 11am, Mon 27, Tues 28 & Wed 29 April 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Thurs 30 April 7.30pm, Fri 1 May 7.30pm & Sat 2 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm.