Wicked Little Letters (15)

13th May 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town's women — led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) — begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

‘It’s nominally a mystery — who is posting foul-mouthed letters around the English seaside town of Littlehampton? — but its appeal is down to the brio of an energised cast led by Jessie Buckley and Olivia Colman.’ – Nicholas Rapold – Financial Times

Starring: Jesse Buckley; Olivia Colman; Timothy Spall; Eileen Atkins; Hugh Skinner; Jason Watkins

Director: Thea Sharrock

100 minutes