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Wednesday 09 May 2012

An audience with Patricia Routledge – Facing the Music
An audience with Patricia Routledge – Facing the Music
 
Patricia Routledge will be taking to the stage this month to raise money for ShelterBox, Polio Plus and the Soho Theatre Writers’ Centre.
 
The event at Charing Cross Theatre, London, is a RotaryAct fundraiser organised by Rotary Club of Westminster East and Rotaract Club of Westminster.
 
There will be two performances; one on the 13 May and one on 17 June both at 7.30pm.
 
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.
 
Patricia will be in conversation with writer and broadcaster, Edward Seckerson, whose diligent discovery of her 'musical life' makes for a fascinating evening.
 
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.
 
Tickets are now available online at www.rotaryact.org and through the Box Office: 08444 930 650 
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