GREAT ACTING : Talks at the Theatre Museum

GREAT ACTING : Talks at the Theatre Museum

Great Acting, a series of talks and presentations celebrating some of the great British actors of the 20th century will take place at the Theatre Museum on Sundays 21st & 28th April & 5th May 02. (Tel: 020 7943 4804)

An ongoing occasional series of events celebrating the great achievements of actors and directors past and present in the British Theatre. All the sessions include an archival presentation by theatre historian Frances Hughes followed by an informal discussion with special guests chaired by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.

SUNDAY 21st April 11.00am
Dame Peggy Ashcroft
guests: Geraldine James, Janet Suzman and Michael Billington

SUNDAY 28th April 11.00am
Sir Ralph Richardson
guests include: Sara Kestelman and Greg Hicks

SUNDAY 5th May 11.00am
Sir Noel Coward
guests: Sheridan Morley and Judy Campbell

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster and Editor at Large for The Sunday Telegraph. He has written biographies of John Gielgud and Dan Leno and his recent book Brief Encounters features some of his acclaimed interviews with major actors and directors of contemporary theatre.

Frances Hughes is a theatre historian and lecturer. Frances is a popular speaker for theatre societies, NADFAS , the National Portrait Gallery and the Theatre Museum. She is also Secretary of the Shakespeare Reading Society.

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