Lympstone Film Society and Lympstone Entertainments are joining forces to present a silent film accompanied by music from a live orchestra. The Seat of the Pants Orchestra is touring with the 1929 thriller, A Cottage on Dartmoor, made by the great English director Anthony Asquith. This performance will take place in Lympstone Village Hall on Friday, 30th November at 7.30 pm.

Starring Norah Baring and Ugo Henning, it is an exciting melodrama, a tale of love and revenge set on the bleak landscape of Dartmoor. In the words of one reviewer, it “out-Hitchcocks Hitchcock”. It has been restored from materials in the BFI National Archive.

The Seat of the Pants Orchestra’s singers and instrumentalists straddle many different musical landscapes. They will improvise a new soundtrack: a spontaneous custom-made composition with no plan, no rehearsal, no holds barred!

This presentation is a joint enterprise by Lympstone Film Society and Lympstone Entertainments. It is the first time that a film has been shown in the village accompanied by live music.

Tickets at £8 each are available from the Post Office, or from John Welton at 1 Harefield Cottages, tel. 271915.

Harland Walshaw