Victoria and Abdul

Certificate
PG
Duration
106 minutes

Directed by: Stephen Frears
Starring: Dame Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon, Ali Fazal

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable reign. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour 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.

The film echoes Mrs Brown (1997) which chronicled a love affair which broke all the rules: the passionate relationship between Queen Victoria and her loyal Highland servant, John Brown.

Regal customers will enjoy Dame Judi Dench’s equally remarkable performance in Victoria and Abdul.

"Dench is 82 now, but she remains the world's most formidable pixie, and in "Victoria & Abdul" she's in her element and in her snappish, showbiz-melancholy prime." - Variety

"A sorta-sequel to Mrs Brown deals effectively with another of Queen Victoria’s unconventional friendships and reprises Judi Dench’s powerful and unparalleled portrayal." - Empire

"an expectedly sensational performance from Dench" - The Telegraph

4 stars - "utterly authentic" - The Independent

"rather fun in a royalist way" - The Guardian

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Tiara and Turbans red carpet dress-up! Sat 23 Sep, 18:30.

In celebration of Victoria and Abdul's premiere at The Regal on Saturday 23 September, we're hosting a red carpet 'tiaras and turbans' dress-up evening at our 18:30 screening of this excellent film. Prizes for the best dressed!

18:00, Red carpet welcome and photos

18:30, Welcome from The Regal

18:40 approx. Victoria and Abdul screening

20:30 approx. Victoria and Abdul finishes

Bars open until late.

Standard ticket prices apply for our dress-up event.

Showings

Saturday 23rd September
Matinee 1300 Book
Matinee 1530 Book
Evening 1830  Tiaras & turbans red carpet dress-up Book
Evening 2100 Book
Sunday 24th September
Evening 1800 Book
Evening 2030 Book
Monday 25th September
Matinee 1300 Book
Evening 1700 Book
Evening 1930 Book
Tuesday 26th September
Morning 1000  BIG BREAKFAST Book
Matinee 1400  SILVER SCREEN Book
Evening 1700 Book
Evening 1930 Book
Wednesday 27th September
Evening 1700 Book
Evening 1930 Book
Thursday 28th September
Morning 1030  PARENT AND BABY Book
Saturday 30th September
Matinee 1300 Book
Sunday 1st October
Matinee 1300 Book
Matinee 1630 Book
Evening 1900 Book
Monday 2nd October
Matinee 1300 Book
Evening 1930 Book
Tuesday 3rd October
Morning 1000  BIG BREAKFAST Book
Matinee 1400  SILVER SCREEN Book
Matinee 1630 Book
Wednesday 4th October
Evening 1700 Book
Evening 1930 Book
Thursday 5th October
Morning 1030  PARENT AND BABY Book
Matinee 1300 Book
Matinee 1630 Book
Saturday 7th October
Matinee 1300 Book
Evening 1830 Book
Sunday 8th October
Evening 1715 Book
Monday 9th October
Matinee 1300 Book
Evening 1930 Book
Tuesday 10th October
Evening 1700 Book
Wednesday 11th October
Matinee 1300 Book
Thursday 12th October
Evening 1700 Book

How to Book

Book online, call the box office on 01386 421007, e-mail us or drop in to the cinema to pick up your tickets.