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Running time: 142 minutes

The screenings on Fri 16 Feb at 7.30pm and Thu 22 Feb at 2pm will have descriptive subtitles. The screening on Thu 22 Feb at 2pm will be relaxed for people living with dementia.

Poor Things premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival in September 2023, where it won the Golden Lion.

Based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, the plot focuses on Bella Baxter, a young woman living in steampunk-styled Victorian era London who, after being crudely resurrected by a scientist following her suicide, runs off with a debauched lawyer to embark on an odyssey of self-discovery and sexual liberation.


Take a sneak peak at the world of Poor Things.

‘Emma Stone has a sexual adventure in Yorgos Lanthimos’s virtuoso comic epic’ – The Guardian ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

‘Emma Stone has never been bolder than in this odd, surreal farce’ – Independent ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Emma Stone’s beguilingly bonkers performance is worthy of an Oscar’ – Mail Online ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

‘Emma Stone has turned in maybe her richest, most interesting, utterly fearless performance yet’ – Empire

‘Scene by scene, polished detail by detail, “Poor Things” throws a great deal out for you to gawk at’ – The New York Times

Director – Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast – Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Defoe

  • Information about screenings with descriptive subtitles

    Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as subtitles for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people or captions, transcribe dialogue and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an equal experience to those who are able to watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].

  • Seating accessibility information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)


    There is moderate comic violence when a woman shoots a man’s foot. It is implied that a man breaks a gull’s neck.


    There is use of very strong language (‘c**t’), as well as strong language (‘f**k’), and other terms such as ‘whore’ and ‘bitch’. There is a use of the discriminatory term, ‘retard’.


    There is a scene of BDSM sex involving restraints and a gag. There are regular strong sex scenes which feature nudity and multiple positions. There are multiple strong references to sex, masturbation, ejaculation and oral sex.


    There are fleeting references to amphetamines, heroin and cocaine, all three of which a cancer patient claims to be high on.

    Sexual violence and sexual threat

    Men exploit a vulnerable woman and take sexual advantage of her. A naive young woman grabs another woman’s genitals. A man threatens to mutilate a woman’s genitals.


    A woman takes her own life by drowning.

    Injury detail

    A woman stabs the eyes of a corpse repeatedly. In a surgical procedure, a corpse’s brain is pulled out the back of its head, in close up detail. There are images of dead babies. There are other strong images of brain matter, anatomy lessons, close up surgery and bloodshed. A woman squashes a frog.


    There is regular full male and female nudity, often in a sexual context.


    Men treat a woman abusively in a domestic context, depriving her of society, controlling her and threatening to drown her. She continually gets the better of them. A man tells of domestic abuse at the hands of his father.