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Stretton on Dunsmore Village Hall

Postcode: CV23 9NA

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Lion (2016)

Show Details

Presented by Big Picture Show/Moving Pictures

Performance date and time
Saturday, 19th January 2019
7:30 PM

In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds. EMPIRE says: ‘An astonishing true story that’s treated with an admirably light and artistic touch’

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Performer's website
www.liveandlocal.org.uk

Running time
118 minutes

Audience Type
Parental Guidance (PG)

Ticket Prices
£6.00

Main Box Office Telephone Number
07851433441

Available From
Jane Kennedy 07851433441 Brenda Sparrow 02476 545446

Additional Information
Doors open at 7.00 Light refreshments available

Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

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Reservable/general parking on site Steps at entrance Ramped approach up to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England


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