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The Duke

The Duke

Friends of BTH present a professional cinema screening

From the Notting Hill director comes the priceless true story of THE DUKE, the story of how one man stole a national treasure - then stole the nation's hearts.

Starring Oscar-Winners Helen Mirren & Jim Broadbent.

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly - he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge - Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage - how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.

Text from The Duke | Official Website | 25 February 2022 (

Two weeks prior to the show tickets can be obtained in advance from Bilston library, Orchard Florist, or phone 07855 817596.

Book Tickets

Book Tickets

Door time:   1pm

Start Time:  1.30pm

Tickets: £3.50  Two weeks prior to the show tickets can be obtained in advance from Bilston library, Orchard Florist, or phone 07855 817596.

Age Restrictions: Rated 12A

Running Time: 95 minutes 

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