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Musicals with Ruby Violet

Ruby Violet is Essex’s newest up and coming drag artist and a keen lover of Musicals! Watch her start the show with a special set of classic hits before you sit back, relax and enjoy the film:


Cabaret (15) - Friday 10 January 2.00pm & 7.30pm

Underground, the 1930’s speakeasy filled with promiscuous bohemians and wannabe starlets are living the ultimate nihilistic dream. Above ground, the fascist Nazi party are steadily rising to power. This heady classic is perhaps best known for bowler hats, suspenders and Liza Minelli’s Oscar winning numbers but its longevity in the hall of fame is perhaps due to its openness towards homosexuality and sexual ambiguity. In a wartime Berlin where there’s an unnerving ambience that any moment could plunge into chaos, why not break out into song and dance? But as Bob Fosse has previously said ‘not all musicals have to have a happy ending’.

“Does it really matter, as long as you’re happy?” 

Starring Liza Minelli, Helmut Griem, Michael York 
Directed by Bob Fosse 
1972 / 123 mins 
Genre: Musical 

Contains: strong sex references, violence and drug use 


Calamity Jane - Singalong (U) - Friday 17 January 2.00pm & 7.30pm

Another chance to fall in love with the late great Doris Day; this musical western is the tale of sharp-shooter jane, her unrequited love and attempt at proving her worth when she endeavours to win over her village by retrieving ‘heart-throb’ Adelaide Adams from Chicago and convincing her to put on a show for the miners. Tough but sensitive Calamity Jane lives up to her namesake and her plans end her up in all sorts of shenanigans. 

Loosely based on historical frontierswoman Martha Jane Canary with a farcical plot of misidentification, songs that have lasted the ages and that good old Doris Day charm. 

“This town ain’t big enough! Not for me and that frilled-up, flirtin’, man-rustlin’ petticotat, it ain’t!” 

Starring Doris Day, Howard Keel, Dick Wesson 
Directed by David Butler 
1953 / 99 mins 
Genre: Musical 

Contains: mild racist language 


Guys and Dolls (U) - Saturday 25 January 2.00pm & 7.30pm

Set in New York, Small time and overambitious gambler Nathan Detroit is looking for a location for his next Craps game...but since the police are cracking down on the city, only one garage will accept his unsolicited game and is demanding a high fee. Seeing an opportunity to win the deposit money, Nathan (Sinatra) spots old acquaintance and helpless gambler Sky Masterton (Brando) and bets him that he can’t take virtuous Sergeant Sarah Brown (Simmons) for dinner in Havana, Cuba. Sky fancies his chances but hadn’t bet on falling in love. This film has all the Goldwyn touches; Oscar winning actors, mischievous plots, romance, gangsters and stellar song and dance numbers. 

“I’m prepared to believe you’re the biggest sinner I've met in my life!” 

Starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmonds, Frank Sinatra 

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz 
1955 / 143 mins 
Genre: Musical 

Contains very mild violence, sex references 

Musicals with Ruby Violet
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    • Tickets: £10.00
    • Concession: £8.00

    PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra

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