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Official Secrets (2019)

Meriden Village Hall

Postcode: CV7 7NG

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View Map (Main Road, CV7 7NG)

Official Secrets (2019)

Performance date and time
Saturday, 28th March 2020
7:30 PM

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

A morality tale for the 21st century, Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin faced potential charges too. Their legal battles exposed the highest levels of government in both London and Washington ...

Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Keira Knightley, Matt Smith

Running time
112 mins

Audience Type
15 Yrs & Over (15)

Ticket Prices
£5.00

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01676 522645

Available From
Budgens General Stores, Meriden Green or Chris Copper: 01676 522645

Additional Information
Drinks, snacks & Ices available to purchase

Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

Reservable/general parking on site Designated parking Level entrance Ramped approach up to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet

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