The Phantom of the Open (CTC)

The Phantom of the Open movie poster

A heartwarming and - unbelievably - true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World's Worst Golfer.

Starring Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans, Craig Roberts' film is a celebration of an eternal optimist who never let his sporting inadequacies stand in the way of his dreams. At the age of 46, happy-go-lucky crane operator, dreamer, and all-round lovable family man Maurice Flitcroft feels it's time to try his hand at something new. Deciding on a whim that golf is his new calling, the budding sportsman sets his sights on mastering the game. But Maurice is not a man to do things by halves, and in a turn of events that just can't be made up, he secures a coveted spot in the qualifying round of the 1976 British Open Golf Championship and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.

Cast: Mark Rylance, Ian Porter, Tommy Fallon

Director: Craig Roberts

★★★★ "delightfully quirky and a real spirit-lifter" THE LIST

★★★★ "It's gorgeously acted and the slapstick made me cry with laughter." EVENING STANDARD

★★★★ "a rousing salute to a very English strain of nincompoopery - and a wise and witty reminder that that the pleasure of doing something spectacularly badly can outstrip the satisfaction of a job well done." DAILY TELEGRAPH UK

★★★★ "A quirky Britcom with bite and soul." TIMES UK

★★★★ "Rylance is excellent — striding on to the green of his new Jerusalem with just those cut-price clubs and his destiny." FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★ "encourages us to find inspiration in the underdog." OBSERVER UK

Sessions

Start date TBA

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $13 • Members $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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