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.


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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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy.
06 December 2019 until 12 December 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.
01 February 2020
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