Showing at Village Hall Thursday 30th April Doors open 7.30pm
Bar Open 4pm with Full Menu
Vanessa Redgrave gives a shrewd and amus- ingly bleak performance here as Elizabeth Lowry, the cantankerous and bedridden mother of the artist LS Lowry – played by Timothy Spall..
He is exasperated by her imperious mood swings, her refusal to take his art seriously and then by her capri- cious decision to like some of his work – a sudden spasm of approval that is no less disconcerting than her contempt. Through it all is Elizabeth’s deadpan gloom: Lowry patiently asks her to be cheerful and she replies acidly: “I haven’t been cheerful since 1898.” Lowry himself is shown living a musingly melancholy and ap- parently asexual existence that comes alive with this verbal sparring with his grumpy old mum, and with hints that the impossibly exotic London art world might just be starting to appreciate him.