Win tickets to see the great Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in Spielberg’s The Post

PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:07 20 January 2018

The cast of The Post. Credit: Niko Tavernise.

The cast of The Post. Credit: Niko Tavernise.


Three household names will come together in the true story of the United States involvement in the Vietnam War – and the Mercury is offering you the chance to see it for free.

Meryl Streep stars as Kay Graham in Twentieth Century Foxs The Post. Credit: Niko Tavernise.Meryl Streep stars as Kay Graham in Twentieth Century Foxs The Post. Credit: Niko Tavernise.

Steven Spielberg directs and produces The Post, which delves into the publication of the Pentagon Papers.

It is 1971 and the US has been increasingly involved in the war in Vietnam for 16 years, which at its end killed 58,220 Americans and injured 303,644.

A formed military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, releases the top secret pages to the press and public which detail how it deceived people about the war.

The Washington Post and The New York Times race against time to publish the papers and reveal the truth before the White House’s injunction comes into play.

Award-winning actress and hall-of-famer Meryl Streep plays the US’s first female newspaper publisher, Kay Graham, who landed the position in the family businesses after her husband committed suicide.

Graham battles to stand out and hold her own in a man’s world in this political drama.

By her side is sharp-tongued news editor Ben Bradlee, played by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Tom Hanks, an impatient journalist who stands for the free press.

The Pentagon Papers and the events leading up to the Watergate Scandal, which saw the resignation of Richard Nixon, will be covered across this intense two-hour film.

The Post will be at the Odeon, in The Centre, from tomorrow (Friday).

For show times and ticket prices, visit

The Mercury has teamed up with the cinema to offer three lucky readers a pair of tickets to the film.

This competition will close at 10am on January 26.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by the company and the cinema.

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