Seniors’ Free Matinee: The Band Wagon + intro
The problems of staging a big theatre production is the backdrop to this gorgeous, gloriously colourful musical.
Dir Vincente Minnelli
With Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan
Former Hollywood song-and-dance man Tony Hunter (Astaire) struggles to make his comeback, this time on Broadway. Complications arise in the form of a pretentious director-producer (Buchanan) and clashes with his co-star, prima ballerina Gabrielle Gerard (Charisse). Will the stars overcome their creative differences to produce a musical hit, or will the joke be on them?
Free for over-60s (booking by phone or in person only), otherwise normal matinee price.
See our seniors’ matinee of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg + intro.
Also available on BFI Player.