A HIGH-seas adventure set during the Napoleonic Wars will be screened at Malvern Theatres from today (Friday).

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World follows the adventures of 'Lucky' Jack Aubrey, captain of British frigate HMS Surprise as it stalks a much larger French warship off the coast of South America.

The film stars Russell Crowe and has been directed by Peter Weir, who was behind Dead Poets Society and The Truman Show.

The film shows at 7.30pm daily and at 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Thursday until January 22.