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Phyllida Lloyd

The following screenings will be captioned for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences: Sun 19 September, 15:30 and Wed 22 September, 18:00

Phyllida Lloyd’s follow-up to Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady is a low-key but stirring drama about a woman who refuses to be broken. Produced by Sharon Horgan, it features a breakout performance from Irish theatre actress Clare Dunne (who co-wrote the script) as Sandra, a shy and retiring cleaner who refuses to be beaten into submission by her passive-aggressive and controlling husband. 

“…a finely crafted story of darkness and eventual triumph”

When we meet Sandra (Dunne), a young, Dublin-based mum, she struggles to provide her two young daughters with a safe, happy home after leaving an abusive relationship. When it becomes clear that the local council won’t give the support they need, she decides to take matters into her own hands and build a house herself. With very little income and a menacing ex-husband a threat to her happiness, Sandra calls on the support of a new community of friends, including her employer Peggy (Harriet Walter).

As a first-time screenwriter (working in collaboration with Malcolm Campbell), Dunne impresses with her finely crafted story of darkness and eventual triumph. And as an actor, she energises this drama, utterly convincing as a woman beaten down by circumstance and failures of the state, but defiantly refusing to give up.

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