The Children Act

@ The Maltings, Berwick

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28 September 2018 - 04 October 2018

28th September, 2nd & 4th October only.

£8.50 (£7 concs), £5 child (16 & under), Baby FREE (2 & under)

We all make choices, hers make history.

“Emma Thompson gives one of the most moving performances of her entire career” – The Hollywood Reporter

Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at a breaking point.

In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

“Bracingly intelligent” – The Guardian

“Beautifully complex” – Variety

Venue
The Maltings
Eastern Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1AJ
United Kingdom

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