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Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

Comedy

UK

Directed by Ben Wheatley
Starring Neil Maskell, Charles Dance, Richard Glover

"Cuts like acid through the fatty, feel-good excess of the Christmas film canon." Financial Time

Colin Burstead has hired a heritage mansion for a New Year's Eve party for his extended family and various hangers-on. Colin's mother Sandy - the family's matriarch - dramatically injures her ankle before she has even crossed the manor house's threshold. Her indebted husband Gordon, is desperately trying to secure a life-saving loan that Colin simply will not grant him. Uncle Bertie is secretly ill, and knows this might be his last time seeing the clan all together. Meanwhile, self-decieving Sham, the son of Sandy's best friends, has gatecrashed the party in the hope of winning back his ex-girlfriend who is doing the catering.

All these little tensions and dramas are overshadowed by the return of Colin's black sheep brother David to the family fold after an absence of five years. Invited by Colin's sister as a surprise for Sandy, David immediately finds himself less than welcome - but over the course of the evening, his presence will shift the family's power dynamics. 

"The performances are all strong, with Wheatley's proxy Maskell unafraid to get nasty and particularly fine work from Dance, who seems to get better as he grows older." Adelaide Review

Gallery 

Dates 

06 July 2020

Times 

Monday 6 July, 7.00pm

Duration
95 minute

Prices 

Adult
$17.00

Concession
$14.00

Araluen Member
$14.00

Araluen Concession Member 
$11.00

All ticket prices include GST.

Genre 

Comedy

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

All bookings will be taken via the Araluen Box Office on (08) 8951 1122. We highly recommend you pre-book your seats. No online tickets for this event.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

MA15+ 
Warning: Strong Coarse Language

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