The inspiringly kickass history of Britain’s early feminist movement is powerfully recreated in Suffragette, written by Abi Morgan (Shame) and directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane). Carey Mulligan stars as Maud, a young factory worker who discovers the cause in the early 1900s. Her colleague, Violet (Anne-Marie Duff), is campaigning for votes for women, and Maud hesitantly begins to take an interest, eventually becoming radicalised by a fierce world of hunger strikes, guerrilla tactics and brutal government reprisals. Mulligan is joined by Meryl Streep as the fearless feminist leader Emmeline Pankhurst, alongside Romola Garai as upper-class campaigner Alice, Natalie Press as Emily Wilding Davison, and Helena Bonham Carter as a local chemist who uses her shop as a secret base for meetings. Today at 4.30pm, Friday, Monday and Wednesday at 6pm, Sunday at 5pm and Tuesday at 8pm.
His fourth outing in the post-Ian Fleming franchise sees Daniel Craig’s James Bond motivated by events deep in his own past to track down and neutralise the dark force known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile, MI6’s Gareth Mallory (Fiennes) has taken over from Judi Dench as M, and in doing so finds himself fighting to save a discredited secret service. Bond soon realises that to defeat his sinister foe he must protect Madeleine (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of Casino Royale’s villainous Mr White – and it also won’t hurt to seduce the widow (Monica Bellucci) of a man he’s already killed. Friday, Monday and Wednesday at 8.30pm, Saturday at 2.15pm, Sunday at 1.45pm and 7.30pm, Tuesday at 2pm and 5pm and Thursday at 3.45pm.
NT: Of Mice and Men
Today at 7pm.
Met Opera Live: Lulu
Saturday at 5.30pm.
Branagh Theatre Live: A Winter’s Tale
Thursday at 7pm.