Two of the most celebrated British icons of stage and screen, Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid meet on stage in conversation for the first time.
With gilded acting careers spanning several decades, Jacobi and Reid are universally known for their remarkable performances in theatre and television. And yet, the pair met only recently when they were brought together on the set of Sally Wainwright’s phenomenal BBC One romantic drama series, Last Tango In Halifax. This led to them recording a debut album, You Are The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – a gorgeous collection of duets from The Great American Songbook.
Born into a non-theatrical family in the East End, a founding member of the Royal National Theatre, winner of 2 Olivier Awards (Cyrano de Bergerac and Twelfth Night), 1 Tony Award (Much Ado About Nothing), a BAFTA (I, Claudius), holder of 2 knighthoods – British and Danish, as well as their experience of working together, Anne has much to explore with Derek. Expect an evening of witty and penetrating conversation.
Presented by Fane Productions as part of the ‘Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket’ season.
Access description: Main entrance up three 15cm steps (staircases have handrails on both sides and are highlighted) through a set of double swing doors. Box Office counter to the right of the entrance. 18 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, 28 steps up to the Royal Circle, and 60+ steps up to the Upper Circle and Gallery, through a separate entrance to the right of the main entrance. 4 steps in to each box.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 20 headsets.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium but up to 6 can be looked after in the manager’s office.
Disabled Access: No steps to the auditorium through EXIT doors to the left and righthand side of the main entrance – please tell the Box Office in advance and they will be opened for you. 1 space for a wheelchair user at X18. The venue is suitable for scooters. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat for 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs. The theatre can store 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs per performance.
Toilets: Women’s and men’s are down 11 steps from the foyer and at Royal Circle and Upper Circle level.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet at Stalls entrance on street level