The Big Thrill
Dive deep into thrillers with a day of films, talks, masterclasses and panel discussions.
Over one rollercoaster ride of a day The Big Thrill will bring together leading storytellers, screenwriters, actors, directors, composers, journalists, podcasters to help you explore why the thriller is the genre of our times. Duck and dive through over 15 events dissecting the craft of cinematic suspense and interviewing some of the world’s top thrill-makers. Grab a coffee in the bar as storytellers tell you the tales of the sidelined characters in classic thrillers. Debate the power of the thriller in an era of fake news and catfishing. Act as judge, jury and hangman in a live vigilante vote. Get a chance to see a rare print of a Missing Believed Lost archive classic. Hear from leading screenwriters like Abi Morgan and leading actors like Stellan Skarsgård and, if you dare, hold a bloody heart in the immersive Doom Room and close the night with a mystery film. By the time you leave there is nothing you won’t know about the thriller…
All events over The Big Thrill Day (excluding individually ticketed NFT1 events) will be accessed by an All Day Pass wristband - £10 for the day (£8 for Members).
£5 All Day Pass wristbands available in advance for anyone aged 16-25 (all wristbands are collected from the Box office and you will need a valid form of ID).
Over 15 exciting events from big immersive VR experiences to big thrilling talent all for £10 (£8 for Members).
A panel discussion & Q&A with writer Amanda Coe and director Jessica Hobbs (Apple Tree Yard), writer/director Joe Ahearne, cast member Morven Christie and producer Nicole Cauverien (The Replacement).
Edith Bowman hosts a special live edition of her acclaimed podcast, with guest Lorne Balfe.
The writer of River and The Hour considers the art of the TV Thriller.
The Big Thrill ends with a mystery thriller preview - but do you trust us?
Seating on All Day Pass wristband events will be unreserved so please come and go, explore the building and the programme. As seating is unreserved some events may be full up, so please arrive early to grab a seat.