Thursday 6th June 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Acclaimed theatre director Trevor Nunn delivers a bravura period piece in powerful Cold War spy thriller Red Joan.
As a brilliant, idealistic physics researcher at Cambridge in 1938, the young Joan Stanley (mesmerizingly played by Sophie Cookson) is privy to some of Britain’s most sensitive military secrets. She meets, and falls for, a handsome, politically radical student, Leo (Tom Hughes) and is soon in thrall to his openly Communist social set.
A lifetime later, the elderly Joan (a compelling Judi Dench) unexpectedly gets a knock on the door from MI5, making grave accusations about her wartime activities. Could this frail old lady really be a red spy?
UK 2018 – Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn with Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson and Stephen Campbell Moore – 101 min.
Dame Judi Dench gives an acting masterclass in Red Joan, ably supported by a pitch-perfect Sophie Cookson – MAIL ON SUNDAY
A taut old-school thriller with a modern heroine – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER