KEEPING IT REEL

‘The Audience’

You already know that Helen Mirren is fabulous. The woman ages in reverse and is an iconic award-winning actress. One of her most famous roles, that of Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Audience’, is returning to the big screen at Camana Bay Cinema for one night only on 17 Aug. The play covers decades of the Queen’s reign and her private audiences with notable prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher. Those with tickets can enjoy an immersive experience – as though they are sitting in the audience as she performs live on stage.

The original show was recorded in the West End in 2013 and was first shown in Cayman a couple of years ago. If you missed it the first time, this is your chance to redeem yourself.

Get your tickets now as this one is sure to be a sellout. They are $40 per person and include a glass of bubbly.

Only 18 and older will be admitted. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’

Based on the novel of the same name by author Garth Stein, ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ is about race car driver Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), his family and his dog Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Enzo isn’t just any ordinary dog – he believes that a dog who is prepared will be reincarnated in his next life as a human being. Enzo spends his time watching and learning from his master and other situations that happen around him. He sees Denny get married and have children, picking up life lessons along the way. This film has all the elements that usually guarantee it being a tearjerker, particularly as the trailer already has viewers reaching for the tissue.

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