We are very excited to announce this year’s charity project organised together with our partner Rotary Club of Westminster East.
Patricia Routledge, English character comedy actress and singer, 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
Charing Cross Theatre – The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL
Top Price: From £25.00 (Front Stalls)
2nd Price: From £17.50 (Rear Stalls, Benches, Balconies)
(All Tickets include drinks and canapé reception)
Tickets can now be booked online at www.rotaryact.org OR by phone 08444 930 650 OR at the Charing Cross Theatre Box Office
100% of ticket proceeds benefit Polio Plus, Shelter Box and Soho Theatre Writers Centre equally.
(Please note there is a £2 charge for online booking which will not go to the charities)
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.