Gosh! It’s Joanna Lumley! In conversation with Gyles Brandreth
‘Dancing By The Light Of The Moon’ In aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust
GYLES BRANDRETH (author, broadcaster, One Show reporter, Just A Minute regular, and editor of the Oxford Book of Theatrical Anecdotes), invites national treasure JOANNA LUMLEY to join him on stage at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, to talk about her extraordinary life and career – and to share and perform some of her favourite pieces of poetry. From her childhood in Kashmir to starring on Broadway, from her days as a model in the Swinging Sixties through The New Avengers to Absolutely Fabulous, Gyles takes Joanna on a roller-coaster ride through a unique life with amazing (and frequently hilarious) stories of her times with everyone from David Niven to Will.i.Am – interspersed with magical moments from some of her favourite poets, from Edward Lear to John Betjeman.
Proceeds from this very special event are going to the Great Ormond Street Hospital GOSH Appeal and the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust nurturing young people though theatre and the arts.
This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see one our most-loved actresses in person. Laughter and tears guaranteed. And everyone in the audience gets a free copy of Gyles Brandreth’s new anthology of poems to learn by heart – Dancing By The Light Of The Moon, signed by Gyles.
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