Cinematique Presents: "Victoria & Abdul"

Oct 20, 2017

Monday, November 27th, to Wednesday, November 29th, on Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre. Monday to Wednesday the show starts at 7pm with an additional show on Wednesday at 4pm. 

The extraordinary true story of an unlikely friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule starring Judi Dench. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Directed by Stephen Frears.

From the Critics:

“Judi Dench can do no wrong, and playing Queen Victoria for the second time in the richly satisfying Victoria and Abdul is an acting lesson par excellence that proves how rapturous it is to watch this great artist do everything right.”

Rex Reed, New York Observer

“Frears hasn't just made an historical recreation; he has made a movie containing a message with universal implications for all places and times when racism rears its head.”

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).