LA crime thriller time

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 March 2015




Live performance runs alongside screenplay at Clevedon’s Curzon this week, as a play on a Wurzels star is staged and a pulsating thriller is screened.

As part of The Curzon Awards, Nightcrawler (15), a pulse-pounding thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal will be screened on Sunday at 7.30pm.

Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who stumbles upon the high-speed world of LA crime journalism.

Eventually he gets into the cut-throat world of nightcrawling - scouring the streets of LA to film crashes, fires and murder.

Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou becomes the star of his own story in his ceaseless search for footage.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) will also be screened through the week and Disney’s Big Hero 6 (PG) will be shown on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

The Curzon will also be offering the opportunity to play the famous Christie Theatre Pipe Organ on Sunday, with spaces available at 10am and 10.30am. Booking will enable visitors to play the organ for 30 minutes at a cost of £20, with an experienced organist on hand to answer any questions.

From 7.30pm on Friday the Curzon’s walls will be reverberating to the sound of The Wurzels, as Scrumpy and Western: The Life and Times of Adge Cutler is performed as a rehearsed reading. The show, written by Tom Henry and Shaun McCarthy, explores the events which inspired The Wurzels’ first album and offers a peek into the world in which Adge wrote some of his most famous songs.

For listings and to book call 01275 871000 or visit

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