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Patricia Routledge Joins Edward Seckerson In Theatre Tour

Actress Patricia Routledge is to embark on a theatre tour in conversation with Chief Classical Music and Opera Critic for The Independent Edward Seckerson about her career on both sides of the Atlantic as a star of musical theatre.

This riveting 90 minute programme, presented by Samuel Joseph, is entitled Facing the Music and premiered at The Menier Chocolate Factory also featuring in the 2011 Newbury Spring Festival. It will include recorded music samples of classic Routledge performances and conclude with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about all aspects of her long and varied career, including her iconic TV roles as Hyacinth Bucket and Hetty Wainthropp .

A wonderful opportunity to be up close and personal with a true legend of the acting profession.

The tour begins with two dates announced, September 20th Epsom Playhouse and October 2nd Greenwich Theatre with more dates to be announced for the new year including a London performance at Kings Place on April 23rd.

Patricia Routledge - 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 an interesting [or fascinating] evening.

EDWARD SECKERSON - Writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson is Chief Classical Music and Opera Critic for The Independent and a founder member of The Arts Desk.Com. He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 series Stage & Screen in which he interviewed many of the most prominent writers and stars of musical theatre. He leads a fascinating conversation with Patricia about her enthralling career as an actress.

SAMUEL JOSEPH presents
Patricia Routledge : Facing the Music
Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson

SEPTEMBER 20 EPSOM PLAYHOUSE 01372 742555
OCTOBER 2 GREENWICH THEATRE 020 8858 7755

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON INCLUDING KINGS PLACE APRIL 23



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