Our Blue Oasis Club film screenings are for people with learning disabilities and on the autistic spectrum. Lights up and sound low with no trailers and the freedom to move around the cinema. Creative, friendly, fun, enabling and supportive.
Director: Trevor Nunn
Starring: Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes and Judi Dench
The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the millennium. Her tranquil life is suddenly disrupted when she's arrested by MI5 and accused of providing intelligence to Communist Russia. Cut to 1938 where Joan is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo Galich and through him, begins to see the world in a new light. Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of destruction. Confronted with an impossible question – what price would you pay for peace? - Joan must choose between betraying her country and loved ones or saving them.
Watch the official trailer below.
For audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities.
House lights left up, sound level kept down and less pops and bangs are just a few ways the show is adapted to help reduce anxiety.
These performances are open to all, but we ask audience members to be mindful of the needs of others to move around freely and make involuntary noise.