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Alice's Playhouse

In Alice's Playhouse you will discover an exceptional collection of feature films adapted from some of the most celebrated plays ever written. Often featuring towering performances, outstanding direction and exceptional writing, this collection is a superb archive of contemporary drama masterfully transferred to the silver screen. Filmizations of The Bard's work may be scrolled via the 'Shakespeare' sub-feature in green on the left, along with other notable playwrights who have been adapted for celluloid. For adaptations of novels and short stories, check the 'Special Interest' link and click on 'Based on...' Right: Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh relax during the filming of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.

Ruben Guthrie (2015)

5.8/10
Director: Brendan Cowell
Starring: Patrick Brammall, Abbey Lee, Alex Dimitriades, Jack Thompson, Robyn Nevin, Brent...

Life is good for ad man Ruben Guthrie. He leads a party boy lifestyle, has a model fiancée and lives in a house on the water. He's at the top of his g... Read more

Diplomacy (2014)

7.1/10
Director: Volker Schlondorff
Starring: Niels Arestrup, Andre Dussollier, Robert Stadlober, Burghart Klaussner

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should be destroyed rather than fall into enemy ha... Read more

Match (2014)

6.7/10
Director: Stephen Belber
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, Matthew Lillard

Patrick Stewart gives a captivating performance in this witty, emotionally gripping adaptation of director Stephen Belber's own Tony Award-nominated p... Read more

Anarchy ( aka Cymbeline ) (2014)

6.6/10
Director: Michael Almereyda
Starring: Penn Badgley, Kevin Corrigan, Peter Gerety, Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Dakota Johns...

Aka 'Cymbeline'. This gritty and intense crime drama is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's late tragic work of innocence lost and jealousy avenged... Read more

Miss Julie (2014)

5.5/10
Director: Liv Ullmann
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton

1890, Ireland. Over the course of a midsummer night, Julie (Jessica Chastain), the daughter of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, encourages her father's valet... Read more

The Riot Club (2014)

6/10
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger, Freddie Fox, Natalie D...

At Oxford University the hottest invitation is to join The Riot Club, a privileged and exclusive club for the best and brightest. First years - and po... Read more

The Riot Club (Blu-ray) (2014)

6/10
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger, Freddie Fox, Natalie D...

At Oxford University the hottest invitation is to join The Riot Club, a privileged and exclusive club for the best and brightest. First years - and po... Read more

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)

7.1/10
Director: Jeremy Whelehan
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes

It's that rare film that captures and conveys the romance of the theatrical experience. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times. Join the excitement of live... Read more

The Normal Heart (2014)

7.9/10
Director: Ryan Murphy
Starring: Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer

The story of a community, a city, and a nation confronted with an epidemic that few wanted to acknowledge. The Normal Heart follows a group of gay act... Read more

Venus in Fur (2013)

7.2/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Welcome to Roman Polanskis hall of mirrors. David Ive's play Venus in Fur is a two-hander, set in a theatre, about a director auditioning an actress... Read more