Swallows and Amazons
This beautifully realised adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s enduring children’s novel, Swallows and Amazons is an inspiring, rambunctious and nostalgic summer adventure with a superb cast including Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Macdonald, Jessica Hynes, Andrew Scott and Rafe Spall.
It’s set over an idyllic summer holiday with the four Walker children and their sailing rivals, the Blacketts, running amok in their boats against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District. The Walkers sail the agile Swallow and the Blacketts commandeer The Amazon, making camp on a nearby island.
Their world is one of imagination, with pirates and canons, boats being captured and the enemy walking the plank. But the real world is on the brink of war, and when a mysterious pair of Russian spies are found hot on the tail of their family friend Jim, our motley crew must learn skills of survival, responsibility, and the value of friendship.