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Burlesque Fairytales (2009)

A fairytale thriller film set one night in a 1390's London theatre where all is not what it seems.

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Susan Luciani

Writer:

Susan Luciani
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Cast

Credited cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Henry Clark
Lindsay Duncan ... Ice Queen
Jim Carter ... The Compere
Sophie Hunter ... Annabel Blythe-Smith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Andresen Anna Andresen ... The Mermaid
Esmé Bianco ... Mother
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Peter Blythe-Smith
Michael Ellis Michael Ellis ... Chimney Sweep
Barbara Flynn ... Mrs Argyle
Berkan Halil Berkan Halil ... Ghost
Mona Hammond Mona Hammond ... Death's Wife
Charlie Hollway Charlie Hollway ... Ace of Hearts
Kevin Howarth ... Jimmy Harrison
Annabelle Lanyon ... Queen of Hearts (as Anna Lanyon)
Amanda Morgan Amanda Morgan ... The Shepherdess
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Storyline

"A night of revelation at the Chapel Theatre." At least that's what it says on the flyer. But this 1930s fashionable London audience are in for a surprise. Things are not what they seem at The Chapel Theatre and soon it dawns on them that this is no ordinary night out. For a start they can't remember how they got there, now that they've arrived, the doors to the theatre are bolted shut, they are trapped inside. As the film progresses in real time, the stage play hosts five fairy tales. In these tales a mixture of stage, film, animation, giant set pieces and natural elements playing out inside the theatre create a fantastical story telling experience. But time is short, the moment of truth is coming and the audience have just one last chance to save themselves. Written by Double Barrel Productions

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burleszk tündérmesék See more »

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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This independent film was shot in just 19 days, on 9 sets at Pinewood and Shepperton studios and in 7 locations, including a beach, Death's hot house, woodlands, a crypt and a haunted church. See more »

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