Tuesday 7th November 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
In 1887, an Indian clerk, Abdul Karim, travels to England to take part in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. Victoria is charmed by the young man and his tales of a land she has never seen, despite bearing the title Empress of India. Abdul soon becomes the Queen’s closest confidante, but the friendship is frowned upon by the Queen’s inner circle, who do everything they can to undermine the alliance.
Stephen Frears’ superbly accomplished drama is carried shoulder high by a master class in screen acting from Dame Judi Dench.
UK 2017 – directed by Stephen Frears – with Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams, Eddie Izzard – 106 min