Special show at theatre

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RENOWNED actor Sir Derek Jacobi is at Wisbech’s Angles Theatre on Sunday (September 30) for a special ‘in conversation’ evening with former Citizen columnist, actor, writer and director, Michael Burrell.

Derek will be fresh from his hugely successful appearance as King Lear both in London and New York and, most recently, playing at Chichester in Heartbreak House.

Said Mr Burrell: “He and I are both Patrons of the Angles and our history goes back a long way: we were students together, acting in a number of shows as undergraduates, including a musical which transferred to the Lyric Hammersmith, as did two Elizabethan plays we were in, which we had also performed at Stratford, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, and Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.

“As young professionals three of us shared a flat in London when Derek and another friend of ours, Richard Kay, were both at the National Theatre and I was with the Royal Shakespeare Company at their London base, the Aldwych.”

Derek’s previous appearance at the Angles was in “Tom’s Friends” - a recital which was part of the Robertson Festival in 1998.

“As well as hearing some of the adventures we have both had, both alarming and fun in our different careers, the second half of the evening will be questions from the audience which we’ll do our best to answer,” Mr Burrell added.

Mr Burrell is also a former director of the Angles.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 contact the box office on 01945-47 44 47.

There will also be music from March-based singer/songwriter, Bondy.