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In Love With Alma Cogan

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Synopsis

Norman, the theatre manager has worked at the Pavilion Theatre at the end of the pier for forty years and is frustrated by the council’s plan to hand the place over to commercial management. They bring in Eddie Richards to ‘help’ with the winter programming. Eddie and Norman were teenage friends, but Norman doesn’t trust him. Sandra, Norman’s loyal assistant becomes increasingly concerned about Norman.

Eddie comes up with comically bizarre programming plans, which Norman vetoes. But Eddie is convinced that an Alma Cogan tribute artist will be a hit with older audiences. Norman is appalled – he once had an embarrassingly unconsummated one night stand with Alma and it has blighted his life ever since.

He also thinks that Eddie had an affair with Alma, but when Sandra assures him this didn’t happen, he supports his plan. During the hugely successful concert the lifeboat is called out and Norman volunteers. Sandra realises what her anxiety about this escapade indicates, so when Norman returns safely she is thrilled when he announces that he will retire and let Eddie run the theatre. She resigns as well to be a singer on a cruise liner – and Norman goes with her.
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Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
94 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Tony Britten
Producer
Anwen Rees-Myers, Katja Mordaunt
Executive Producer
Tony Britten
Editor
Jeremy Brettingham
Screenwriter
Tony Britten
Director of Photography
Ole Birkeland
Production Designer
Spencer Chapman
Sound
Jonathan Blagrove
Music
Tony Britten
Principal Cast
Roger Lloyd Pack, Niamh Cusack, Gwyneth Strong, Neil McCaul, Keith Barron

Genre

Production Company

Pier Films Ltd
The Coach House
35 High Street
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 6BN

Tel: +44 (0) 1263 712600

Sales
Company

Reiner Moritz
Poorhouse International Ltd
17-18 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8RP

e: info@poorhouseintl.co.uk