Bridport Arts Newsletter
Film Thursday 27 May, 2021 7:00pm

Film – Schemers (15) £6/£5/£4


“SCHEMERS” Cert 15, 91 mins

Written and Directed by David Mclean
Cast: Conor Berry, Sean Connor, Grant R Keelan, Tara Lee

Based on Dave McLean’s early life story, prior to becoming manager of Placebo

Davie (Conor Berry) is a dreamer from the council schemes, constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona (Tara Lee) and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands – culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence. Davie needs to use every trick to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.  Features a great soundtrack of the era.

It won the Audience award at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 and was the fastest selling ticket of the festival outside of Toy Story 4.  (It sold out within  1st week of tickets on sale and in the 450 seater)


Dates & Tickets

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Thursday 27 May, 2021 7:00pm Buy Tickets
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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


Loved this film! Starts with a bang - fast paced with proper laugh out loud moments. Whole film has a warm feel to it. You really care about the lads the baddies pack a mean punch! A real gem of a film - my pick of this year's Edinburgh Film Fest.

Dundonian Delight!

"A madcap caper, with something to say as well, Dave Mclean's film captures the best of Scottish humour without softening the edges of a tale based on achievement against all odds".

Jim Ross, TAKE ONE Magazine

"Schemers is a charming low-budget slice of life that does what it set out to do -- and with an abundance of charm at that".

Jamie Neish, CineView

"The same sparkling and energetic glint in its eye as Trainspotting"

The National

haha..hearing those air brakes hiss, remembering there's a rider!...a triumphant film all the way. Loved it!