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BUY TICKETS 8pm Saturday 7 September
DIRECTOR Dexter Fletcher
CAST Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard
Sing your hearts out as you take a trip beyond the yellow brick road, with Dexter Fletcher’s highly enjoyable musical fantasy about Elton John’s early career.
Another chance to see this no-holds-barred musical fantasy about Elton John’s early career and breakthrough years. Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith) follows Johns’ early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his prodigious musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. Sit down and take a trip beyond the yellow brick road, and this time feel free to sing along.
(2019 UK / USA / Canada 121 mins)
Dexter Fletcher’s fabulous Elton John musical is a heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph on its own terms … Not only does Egerton have Elton’s look and mannerisms down to an uncanny degree, he also musters up enough of his subject’s signature showmanship to give a performance that’s joyously at peace with its own preposterousness. The film’s remove from reality also allows Fletcher to deploy a swathe of Elton’s best-known songs however he likes, from montage background tracks to live performances, full-blooded musical numbers, and flights of pure pop fantasy that skate thrillingly between the two. Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
BBFC advice: Contains drug misuse, sex and very strong language
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