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Mrs Lowry & Son

From Friday 6th September

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Director: Adrian Noble

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall

Rating: PG

United Kingdom 2019, 93mins

Engrossing and entertaining, Mrs Lowry & Son offers up a veritable masterclass in acting, with Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall spellbinding as a mother and son separated by art and ambition.

Artist L.S. Lowry lived all his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth. Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.

Crackling tension and repressed rage in this this remarkable two-handler from Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall ★★★★ The Times