Win it...Notes on a Scandal

19th January 2007 at 00:00
4,000 FREE tickets up for grabs

OPENS NATIONWIDE FEBRUARY 2, 2007

Two teachers caught up in a drama of need and betrayal are at the heart of Notes On A Scandal, a new psychological thriller starring Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy.

The film opens nationwide on February 2 but TES Magazine readers can see it free three days before, courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures and your favourite magazine.

The twists and turns of the story are recorded in the acerbic diary of Barbara Covett, a domineering and solitary teacher who rules her pupils and classroom with an iron fist.

Barbara (Judi Dench) works at St George's, a decaying state-run secondary school in north London. She lives alone, save for her cat Portia, and has no friends or confidantes. But Barbara's world changes when she meets Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), the new art teacher.

Sheba appears to be the loyal friend and kindred spirit Barbara has always been seeking. But when she discovers that Sheba is having an affair with one of her young students (Andrew Simpson), their budding relationship takes an ominous turn. As Barbara threatens to expose Sheba's terrible secret to her husband (Bill Nighy) and the world, Barbara's own secrets and dark obsessions come tumbling to the fore, exposing the deceptions at the core of both women's lives.

The screenplay, by Patrick Marber, is adapted from Zo Heller's Booker prize-nominated novel.

Notes On A Scandal (15) directed by Richard Eyre. www.foxsearchlight.com

Screenings take place at 6 for 6.30pm on January 30 at 20 Odeon cinemas across the UK. To receive a pair of free tickets, log on to www.seefilmfirst.com and follow the instructions. You'll need to enter the reference code 352635, which will take you to the special TES Magazine Notes On A Scandal page. You'll be able to print off a pair of tickets to bring along with you on the night. But remember, it's first come, first served, so act now to avoid missing out.

Where to go

Previews are at the following Odeon cinemas: Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Derby, Edinburgh KP, Gateshead, Glasgow Quay, Hull, LeedsBradford, Leicester, Liverpool City, Norwich, Manchester Printworks, London Panton Street, Southend, Swansea, London Swiss Cottage.

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