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Douglas Hickox, Theatre of Blood, 1973

Mark Kermode Introduces: Theatre of Blood

13 Jun 2014

Mark Kermode introduces Douglas Hickox's 1973 Theatre of Blood, in which a Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Bumping off his detractors with executions inspired by the Bard, Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price) stages a beheading in the manner of Cymbeline, a stabbing inspired by Julius Caesar, and even an untimely removal of a pound of flesh improvised from The Merchant of Venice. With one of the greatest ensemble casts ever assembled for a horror film including Diana Rigg, Harry Andrews, Jack Hawkins and Arthur Lowe, Theatre of Blood is a deliciously macarbe cult classic.

This screening follows a discussion led by film critic Mark Kermode - Who Needs the Professionals Now That Everyone’s a Critic?

Ticket offer: attend both the discussion and Theatre of Blood screening for the reduced price of £15.

Theatre of Blood (1973) trailer

Theatre of Blood, dir. Douglas Hickox, UK 1973, 104 mins

Please note that all films are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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