Sunday, 3 June 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 159: Thu June 7

Sparrows Can't Sing (Littlewood, 1963): Sugarhouse Studios, 107 High St, Stratford, 7pm
This screening of the legendary Joan Littlewood film will be followed by a Q&A with a surprise guest

Here is the Sugarhouse Studios film club's introduction to the evening: Sparrows Can’t Sing is based on the play of the same name set against the fast-changing backdrop of London’s East End, as post-war deprivation gave way to major urban development. Ostensibly a romantic comedy, as national treasure Barbara Windsor tries to dodge her husband who’s back on leave from national service, the story was developed through workshops at left-wing Stratford East’s Joan Littlewood Theatre, a Socialist-based theatre which set the standard for new playwrights tackling working class issues.

Here is Barbara Windsor singing the theme tune.

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