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Saturday 9th June    

Starring: Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 125 minutes

THE LEISURE SEEKER  at the Festival Drayton Centre

Helen Mirren received a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Ella, a loving wife who takes her dementia-plagued husband John on the road trip of a lifetime in their 1975 camper van.


Ella Spencer and her husband John are well into their golden years, and it's beginning to dawn on Ella that there are many things they still haven't done – and perhaps not a lot of time to do them.

With dementia slowly taking over John's life, she decides that it's now or never. In the early hours of the morning, they sneak into The Leisure Seeker – their 1975 Winnebago camper van – and hit the road before their well-meaning (but controlling) adult children can stop them.

Ella wants to take John, a retired professor, to the Key West house his literary hero Ernest Hemingway lived in. As they travel down Route 1, from Massachusetts to Florida, they find themselves in a series of hilarious, hampering, and heart-breaking situations. Being held up at knifepoint, eating endless hamburgers, and questioning the very foundation of their long relationship – the miles roll away, revealing the struggles they've faced throughout the years, and the love that's held them together.


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Ticket Prices
Adult £6.00
Child (under 12) N/A
Friends £5.50
Event Details
Saturday 9th June   7:30pm
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