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Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy drama adapted by writer Ronald Harwood from his own stage play of the same name. Beecham House is a retirement home with a difference: it specifically caters for former artistes including one-time opera singers Cissy (Pauline Collins), Reginald (Tom Courtenay) and Wilf (Billy Connolly). Once part of a quartet, the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, 'the show must go on'.

Product Details

Running time98 minutes
Certification12
LanguagesEnglish
Region2
SubtitlesNo
FormatDVD
Year2012
DirectorDustin Hoffman
FeaturingMaggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Sheridan Smith, Sheridan Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Trevor Peacock, Luke Newberry, David Ryall, Eline Powell, Jumayn Hunter, Sarah Crowden
Release Date06/05/2013
Distributor20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Number of Discs1
LabelTCFHE
RRP19.99
Country of OriginUnited Kingdom
Main CategoryFeature
Sub CategoryComedy
Based OnThe play by Ronald Harwood
StoryDustin Hoffman directs this comedy drama adapted by writer Ronald Harwood from his own stage play of the same name. Beecham House is a retirement home with a difference: it specifically caters for former artistes including one-time opera singers Cissy (Pauline Collins), Reginald (Tom Courtenay) and Wilf (Billy Connolly). Once part of a quartet, the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife. Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, 'the show must go on'.
Update Date13/07/2016
DirectorsDustin Hoffman
Other CastJohn de Borman, Dario Marianelli, Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon, Ronald Harwood
Catalogue NumberMP 1199 D
SupplierCinram
Bonus FootageNo
TrailersNo
Behind The ScenesNo
CommentariesNo
Making ofNo
DocumentaryNo