PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
At Alderman Peel High School,
Market Lane, Wells NR23 1RB
Directed by Juan Carlos Medina and starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Eddie Marsan, Henry Goodman & Sam Reid
“A gothic Victorian East End melodrama, splendidly adapted from a 1994 novel by Peter Ackroyd. A tale of theatrical murder drenched in the rich hues of classic-period Hammer.” Mark Kermode, The Observer.
A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, and the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the “Golem”,a monster fromJudiac mythology is responsible.
Inspector Kildare (Nighy) is given the impossible task of solving these heinous crimes and his investigations lead him on a race across the capital from the Old Bailey, to Newgate Prison, to the music halls of London and the British Museum. His chief suspects are music hall superstar Dan Leno, political agitator Karl Marx, writer and philosopher George Gissing and journalist John Cree. Kildare believes that the famed music hall performer Little Lizzie Cree, who is almost certainly destined to hang for the poisoning of her husband, holds the key to the identity of the real Golem.
All is not what it seems, everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret
“THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM may be hokum but it’s glorious hokum that brings something fresh to the stale old cadaver of Victorian melodrama” Patrick Smith, The Telegraph.