Author Peter Morrisey (Bruce Robinson) has just published his first novel when he starts a relationship with Ann Halpern (Susan Penhaligon). After a break in Scotland, the couple return to London where Peter gets a job as a copywriter. Ann is pregnant and Peter hopes they will marry, but Ann's family do not approve of him. Her father aborts the child and she returns to the family home leaving Peter resorting to theft so he can start writing again.
Private Road was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Festival for Best Film. Its depiction of Peter's struggle for personal and social freedom is witty and compelling. However, some reviewers have complained that keeping in minor mistakes by the cast makes the film feel more amateurish than realistic.
Underground Theatre, Thu 29th Nov, 19:30.
Tickets £5, available online, by calling 0845 680 1926, or in person at the theatre and the Tourist Information Office.