Chichester’s Patricia Routledge takes to the stage at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Facing the Music, on Tuesday, September 18 – a look back at her singing days.
Patricia 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.
Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in the Styne-Harburg musical Darling of the Day and an Olivier award for her performance in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. In 1998 she was honoured with the Gold Badge of Merit by the Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
In this encounter with the writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson, Patricia recalls this special part of her career with access to some rare and treasured recordings.
Writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson is chief classical music critic of The Independent newspaper and a founder member of The ArtsDesk.com.
He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio3 show Stage and Screen where he interviewed many of the biggest names in the business – among them Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Tickets on 01483 440000 or www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.