seasons

Musicals

QFT is donning its tap shoes and bursting into song at the drop of a hat for Musicals! A four month season presenting classics, rare screenings of forgotten gems, singalong screenings, and ‘musical-only’ karaoke. Look out for the separate Musicals! guide for details of the entire season. BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen is a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk

Singin' in the Rain

Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen's Singin’ in the Rain is, quite arguably, the greatest movie musical of all time, a kaleidoscope of gorgeous colours, flawlessly-choreographed dance sequences, and top-tier songs written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Brown.
20 October 2019
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Mary Poppins + Mark Kermode Intro

Mark Kermode introduces the classic family musical that is practically perfect in every way.
26 October 2019
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Cabin in the Sky

With its all-black cast, MGM’s 1943 musical Cabin in the Sky provided a rare and invaluable showcase for some of the era’s most legendary African American performers.
27 October 2019
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West Side Story

This electrifying musical, co-directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the slums of 1950s New York.
02 November 2019
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First a Girl

Did you know that one of the most brilliant 1930s musicals was made in the UK? Sly, sparkling comedy First a Girl is a joy to watch and everything you need for your big screen musical fix.
17 November 2019
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Pakeezah

One of the most extraordinary musical melodramas ever made and a cult classic, Pakeezah is much beloved by audiences for Meena Kumari’s breathtakingly tragic turn as the doomed Sahibjaan, who is born in a graveyard to a dying mother who was once a famed courtesan.
23 November 2019
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QFT Late: Cry-Baby (35mm)

Cult director John Waters presents a tale of young love in 1950s Baltimore in this kitsch, comic musical, joining our QFT Late line-up in a rare 35mm screening.
23 November 2019
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch + Musical-eoke

See John Cameron Mitchell’s underground queer rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch as you've never experienced it before.
30 November 2019
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Singing Lovebirds

One of the rarest films in our season, 1939 Japanese musical comedy Singing Lovebirds isn’t even available on DVD in the UK – even though, directed by Masahiro Makino, the ‘Busby Berkeley of Japan’, it’s the most frequently revived pre-war musical in Japan and an effortlessly delightful viewing experience.
08 December 2019
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Sweet Charity

“There ain’t no use flappin’ your wings, ’cause we are stuck in the flypaper of life!”
15 December 2019
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Cabaret + Live Performance

Queer musical classic Cabaret is back on the big screen with sickening live performances throughout the night, reinterpretations of classic songs from the film, cocktails, decadence, dancing, singing and audience participation all in a club setting.
25 January 2020
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