Ball and Boe: Back Together
Musical theatre powerhouses Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will delight cinema audiences with the final show from their sold-out tour, Ball & Boe: Back Together, from London’s O2. The world’s ultimate musical duo will perform favourite musical theatre as well as rock and classic hits. Showcasing their phenomenal voices and undeniable on-stage chemistry, Ball & Boe’s irresistible charm will undoubtedly light up the big screen.
Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace
Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace sees Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen. The film features tracks including Into My Arms, The Mercy Seat, Higgs Boson Blues and Girl In Amber. Recorded in June 2020 and initially imagined as an online-only event, fans will now be able to watch the film in cinemas as an extended cut featuring four unseen performances. Recorded as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown and conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months, Idiot Prayer is a souvenir from a strange and precarious moment in history. The performance was filmed by award-winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta) and the music was recorded by Dom Monks.
Told through the eyes of Australian news reporter, Eammon Ashton-Atkinson, who moved to the UK to escape depression Steelers is a confronting and emotional, yet heartwarming story about the world's first gay rugby club which started in London in 1995. The documentary, follows 3 characters on their journey to overcome their struggles as the club competes against 60 other gay clubs in the Bingham Cup in Amsterdam - the World Cup of gay rugby.
Nic Evans, the Steelers' gay female coach and former international player for Wales, is fighting to overcome misogyny in a male-dominated sport. Birmingham rugby fanatic Simon Jones reveals his battle with depression after he recently came out and it didn't go to plan. The drag queen Andrew McDowell explores identity and self expression through his story.
As well as filming, writing, editing and directing his debut feature documentary, Ashton-Atkinson narrates the film. Through his eyes we see insight into his own battles with being gay, including how he was outed at school when a classmate secretly filmed them having sex and then showed the video at school.