An Evening in Conversation with Dame Janet Suzman,DBE and Libby Purves,OBE
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Sun 18 Mar
at Theatre Royal
An evening in conversation with stage and screen actor Dame Janet Suzman DBE and Radio 4’s Libby Purves, OBE.
One of Britain’s most distinguished actors Janet Suzman DBE, South African born, started her long career with the Wars of the Roses for the Royal Shakespeare Company, culminating with a memorable Cleopatra in 1973. Her fascination with that play later led her to direct Kim Cattrall in the part a few years ago. Her first film, Nicholas and Alexandra (1972) earned her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress. She has starred in a wide range of classical and modern drama and twice won The Evening Standard Best Actress Award. She has also directed plays both in Britain and South Africa.
The first female presenter on Radio 4 from 1978-1981, radio presenter, journalist and author, Libby Purves started work as a BBC technical trainee. As well as being a Radio 4 presenter she is a writer and columnist for The Times, as well as other magazines. She was chief theatre critic at The Times from 2010-2013 and is an independent online theatre reviewer at www.theatrecat.com Libby has written 12 novels and her various non-fiction books including How Not To Be A Good Mother and Nature’s Masterpiece.
Join us after the show for a drink with Dame Janet, (limited availability, tickets £10).
This is a fundraising event to support Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (Registered Charity Number 242977)