Cinema goers ready for screening with a difference in Uppingham

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A school is hosting a film night with a difference this weekend.

Audience members are set to be taken back in time for a screening of 1960s English drama If in the Old Hall at Uppingham School on Saturday.

The evening will feature a number of actors, some of whom are former drama pupils at the school, getting into role play to create an atmosphere that mirrors the theme of film.

The film itself, directed by Lindsay Anderson, satirises English public school life and is famous for its depiction of a savage insurrection at a fictitious boys boarding school.

The event has been backed by Uppingham Town Partnership, following the launch of its Uppingham Film Night Out, which takes place at the town hall on every second Wednesday of the month.

Jannet Wignell, who has helped organise the event, said: “This is a unique opportunity for people to view this classic film and immerse themselves in the ambience helped by role playing actors who will bring the setting alive for them.”

A registration will take place at 7.30pm, when the audience will be met at the school gates. As part of the theme of the film, those who arrive late may be disciplined.

Tickets for the screening are £10 on the door or £8 in advance from The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham, or visit for more information and tickets.