Presented in association with Clive Conway Productions, see Dame Patricia Routledge and Edward Seckerson in Suffolk next week.
British actress, comedian and singer, Dame Patricia Routledge, is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, for which she was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance in 1992 and 1993. She is also known for her roles in ‘To Sir, with Love’ as Clinty Clintridge, ‘Lock Up Your Daughters’ as Nurse, and ‘Pretty Polly’ as Miss Gudgeon.
It is still one of the best kept secrets in show business that Patricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre, both in this country and in the United States of America.
Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in the Styne-Harburg musical Darling of the Day and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.
Her one woman show Come for the Ride toured the UK in 1988 and in 1992 she played Nettie Fowler in the highly acclaimed production of Carousel at the National Theatre.
"Patricia Routledge reminisces with considerable warmth and charm about her career in operetta and musical theatre" - Ken Wilson at The Wee Review
In this fascinating encounter with the writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson she recalls this very special part of her career with access to some rare and treasured recordings. Writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson is former Chief Classical Music Critic of The Independent newspaper and a founder member of The ArtsDesk.com.
He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 show Stage and Screen where he interviewed many of the biggest names in the business. During his journalistic career he has written for most major music publications and is on the review panel of Gramophone magazine.
Venue: Haverhill Arts Centre, Suffolk
Date: 11th February 2023
Time: 2.30 PM