The Man Who Would Be King at Improv Theatre

DOORS: 16:45 | FILM STARTS 17:00

On Saturday 18th March BFF's “mini-fest” series returns to Bristol Improv Theatre with a day dedicated to the actor Michael Caine, who turns 90 a couple of days earlier!

Twice a year, BFF host a one-day event dedicated to the works of great directors and actors, showcasing a selection of highlights from their filmography. Stop by Bristol Improv Theatre’s bar before or after the film, then take your seats in this intimate venue for an introductory talk explaining the context and significance of the film.

BFF's screenings continue with the critically lauded Rudyard Kipling adaptation, The Man Who Would Be King. This grand adventure sees Caine sharing top billing with Sean Connery, directed by the brilliant John Huston; both men later called it their favourite film to work on of their entire careers, and it certainly shows!

ABOUT THE FILM 1975 | PG | 129 mins

Contains mild violence, mild language, discriminatory language


The Bristol Improv Theatre is the UK’s first full-time dedicated improv theatre, hosting troupes from all over the UK and overseas, bringing world-class improv to Bristol. Through crowdfunding and the efforts of over 40 volunteers, the founders transformed this former-Victorian-schoolhouse-turned-working-mens-club-cum-live-music-venue into a purpose-built theatre space, with licensed bar, rehearsal rooms and office.

Bristol Improv Theatre is our new home for screenings of classic musical films, as well as our “mini-fests” paying homage to great directors and actors.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (18+) £15.50
Concession (Student | Over 65 | Blue Light Card) £12.50

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

There is no parking available at the venue - there is some on street Pay and Display parking available on nearby streets, and plenty of bicycle parking at the nearby Richmond building

The No. 8 stops on the adjacent road by the Victoria rooms, and the No.9 stops directly outside. Catch them from Redland, Bristol Temple Meads Train Station and the City Centre. All busses stopping at ‘Triangle West’ are available, the theatre is a 5min walk from there. The closest train station is Clifton Down

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How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 28 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 28 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

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