Victoria & Abdul

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Riverside Cinema

Victoria & Abdul


Raffertys Theatre


13 October - 14 October 2017

Event Type

Cinema Screening

From the acclaimed director of The Queen and Philomena, comes the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award-winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), 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.

Classification: PG – Mild themes and coarse language
Distributor: Universal Pictures

Dates & Times:
Friday 13 October at 7:30pm
Saturday 14 October at 4:30pm


Judi Dench as Queen Victoria
Ali Fazal as Abdul Karim
Eddie Izzard as Bertie, Prince of Wales
Tim Pigott-Smith as Sir Henry Ponsonby
Adeel Akhtar as Mohammed
Simon Callow as Mr Puccini
Michael Gambon as Lord Salisbury
Julian Wadham as Alick Yorke
Olivia Williams as Jane Spencer, Baroness Churchill
Fenella Woolgar as Miss Phipps
Jonathan Harden as The Kaiser


Directed by
Stephen Frears

Produced by
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Beeban Kidron
Tracey Seaward

Screenplay by
Lee Hall

Based on Victoria & Abdul by
Shrabani Basu

Music by
Thomas Newman

Cinematography by
Danny Cohen

Edited by
Melanie Ann Oliver

Production Company
BBC Films
Perfect World Pictures
Working Title Films
Cross Street Films

Distributed by
Focus Features

Ticket Options

Members Adult $12
Members Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Approximately 1 hour 52 minutes

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