Rare Beasts (2021)

  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • 1h 31m

The only female actor to have won all six of the currently available Best Actress awards in UK theatre for a single performance, Billie Piper has now turned her hand to filmmaking with her directorial debut Rare Beasts.

Pitched as an ‘anti-romcom’, Rare Beasts tells the failed love story of Mandy and Pete. Piper is excellent as Mandy, a modern woman whose life is in chaos. A career-driven, single mother to a son with behavioural problems, she is caught in the fray of her parents’ separation and looking for love in her own life. She falls upon a troubled man, the charming, religious, traditionalist Pete (Leo Bill) who is searching for a sense of worth and ‘restored’ male identity.

Unhinged and darkly funny, Rare Beasts confronts the tricky tightrope between love, family, career and the pressure to ‘have it all’.

Join us on Tuesday 13 July at 7.30pm for an autism-friendly online Q&A about Rare Beasts. Click here to register.

“A red-raw slab of heart-on-sleeve energy.” ★★★★ - Little White Lies

“A reeling account of modern love and womanhood.” -The Upcoming


Billie Piper