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It is one of the best kept secrets in show business that Patricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer. On Sunday 19 August, Patricia will be discussing her experiences and successes in Facing the Music: A Life in Musical Theatre on Theatre by the Lake’s Main House stage. She will be sharing this very special part of her career, including her performances on Broadway and the West End, with writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson.
Most famous for her roles as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearance and Hetty Wainthropp in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Patricia will be recalling stories from her life on stage with the help of rare and treasured recordings. Having won a number of prestigious awards for her work in theatre, including a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Darling of the Day and a Laurence Olivier Award for Candide, the much-loved actress will give audiences a fascinating insight into the world of musical theatre.
Edward Seckerson is Chief Classical Music Critic of The Independent newspaper and a founder member of TheArtsDesk.com and has written and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 show Stage and Screen. During his stint on the radio, he has interviewed many of the biggest names in the business – among them Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The discussion will include recorded music samples of some of Patricia’s classic performances and conclude with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about all aspects of her long and varied career. This will be an ideal opportunity to be up close and personal with a true legend of the stage and screen. Tickets for this event are priced at £22 and £17 (no discounts).
Facing the Music: A Life in Musical Theatre with Patricia Routledge will be heading to Theatre by the Lake on Sun 19 August at 7.30pm. To book tickets call Box Office on 017687 74411 or book online at www.theatrebythelake.com