Sunday 13 May 2012
A ROTARYACT audience with Patricia Routledge
PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE - FACING THE MUSIC
Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson - Presented by ROTARYACT in support of Polio Plus, ShelterBox and Soho Theatre Writers' Centre.
Sunday 13th May & Sunday 17th June at 7.30pm
Ticket :£25.00 & £17.50 (Ticket prices include drinks and canapé reception)
100% of ticket proceeds benefit Polio Plus, Shelter Box and Soho Theatre Writers Centre equally.
Although best known for her many television roles in such shows as Keeping Up Appearances, Hetty Wainthrop Investigates and Victoria Wood as seen on TV, 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 (1967) and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Leonard Bernstein's Candide (Old Vic 1989). 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. In 1998 she was honoured with the Gold Badge of Merit by the Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
Edward Seckerson's diligent discovery of her 'musical life' makes for a fascinating evening.
This ROTARYACT fundraising theatre event is organised by Rotary Club of Westminster East & Rotaract Club of Westminster and sponsored by Charing Cross Theatre.
Tickets are now available online at www.rotaryact.org and through the Box Office: 08444 930 650
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