Season of Silent Film: Nosferatu (1922)

Saturday 28th September, 19:00

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral
Enjoy cinematic masterpieces in the magnificent surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, with our Assistant Director of Music, Jonathan Hope, accompanying on Organ.

Nosferatu (1922)
In the town of Wisborg, a demented estate agent called Knock sends his employee Hutter to a remote Balkan castle on a mission to sell a vacant property opposite Hutter’s house to the mysterious Count Orlok. In an inn, a book titled Nosferatu that warns of supernatural perils is left for Hutter by an unrevealed benefactor. The sceptical Hutter takes the book but ignores the advice. Orlok’s vampire nature soon becomes apparent, traumatising Hutter and unleashing terror upon Wisborg, much to Knock’s delight.

Doors: 19.00
Screening: 19.30
Run time: 80 mins
Rating: PG

Directors: F. W. Murnau
Cast: Max Schreck, Greta Schroder-Matray, Gustav Von Wangenheim, Alexander Granach, G. H. Schnell, Ruth Landshoff

Content Advice: Violence, Threat and horror, Injury detail
A man in an asylum throws himself at an orderly. A man jumps from a ship into the sea, to avoid a vampire.
There are scenes of mild threat as Nosferatu hunts humans. Although nobody is shown being killed, human characters are depicted running away in fright as the vampire pursues them with his claws and teeth extended. There are also mild horror images and references, throughout, such as sight of a vampire sleeping in a coffin and verbal and visual references to drinking blood.
A man accidentally cuts his own finger, arousing the interest of the vampire. There is brief sight of dead bodies. A vampire dissolves when exposed to sunlight.

Pick and Mix, Snacks and Drinks will be available to buy at the welcome desk of the Cathedral.

Screenings will be held in the Nave of the Cathedral which has level access throughout.

Jonathan Hope, Assistant Director of Music
Increasingly in demand as a recitalist, Jonathan’s career to date has taken him throughout the UK, as well as France, Germany, Italy, the USA and Australia. He has performed solo recitals at Westminster Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Saint-Sulpice, Paris. Recitals abroad in the 2016/2017 season include visits to Germany and Italy. Jonathan also regularly improvises to silent movies, which have recently included Lon Chaney’s The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (the latter in the 2016 Three Choirs Festival), Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last and Cecil B. DeMille’s The King of Kings. Jonathan has arranged many orchestral works for the organ, including Brahms’ Academic Festival and Tragic overtures, Elgar’s In the South, and other orchestral works by Dvořák, Dukas, Glinka, Mascagni, Rossini and Stravinsky.

We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.
There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.
However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.
To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

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Reduced ticket price for under 25s. Rated PG - contains mild horror


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