Nothing Like a Dame - film screening by Machars Movies

On the afternoon of Saturday 8 February we are looking forward to welcoming Machars Movies to The Swallow Theatre when they screen 'Nothing Like A Dame' here using their new touring film kit.

From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in…

NOTHING LIKE A DAME is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together.

NOTHING LIKE A DAME invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film. Directed by Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), the film also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame…

Watch the trailer at

Saturday 8 February : 3pm
The Sumner Room will be open for drinks and ice creams from 2pm.

£3 for members of Machars Movies, £5 for non-members.

Advanced booking is advised.  Booking is via Machars Movies:
Text or leave a message for Linda Vickers from Machars Movies on 07747 783962.

To see the whole Machars Movies programme, have a look at their website:
The Swallow Theatre
Moss Park, Ravenstone
Newton Stewart
Dumfries & Galloway