Escape from Pretoria

Release Date

Mon 9th March



Run Time


Showtimes for Stag Theatre :

Mon 9th March



From the incredible true story of Tim Jenkin's imprisonment and escape in Apartheid era South Africa, Escape from Pretoria is a super tense prison break thriller.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist – and imprisoned - in Africa's maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970's during Apartheid. Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt) and Mark Leonard Winter (The Dressmaker) Tim made a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. The ingenious escape attempt happened 40 years ago on 11th December 1979.

Based on the biography by Tim Jenkin, also starring Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) and Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit Trilogy). Directed by British director Francis Annan and produced by David Barron (Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, Harry Potter)

Certificate: 12A

Stag Selected sponsored by The Window Sanctuary