THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON (15)

Date Time
Fri 7th August 7.45pm
Sat 8th August 7.45pm
Sun 9th August 7.45pm
Weds 12th August 7.45pm
Thurs 13th August 10.30am

Dir: Robert Carlyle | UK | 2015 | 96 mins
Cast | Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ashley Jensen, Ray Winstone, Martin Compston, Tom Courtenay

Robert Carlyle’s (Trainspotting, The Full Monty) directorial debut is a jet-black comedy about a downtrodden barber whose mundane life is turned upside down when he (accidentally) turns killer. Carlyle stars as mild-mannered Barney Thomson, an old-fashioned barber slipping down the pecking order in the shop where he works. After a terrible accident, he turns to his hilariously fierce mother (Emma Thompson, complete with Glaswegian accent) for help. Based on the first Barney Thomson novel by Douglas Lindsay, filmed in vibrant Glasgow locations and with a superb ensemble cast including Ray Winstone, Ashley Jensen and Tom Courtenay, this is a delectably dark debut.

“Deliciously macabre” **** Robbie Collin, Telegraph

“Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut serves Sweeney Todd, Glasgow-style” *** Andrew Pulver, Guardian

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