Spend an evening in the company of one of Britain’s favourite (and naughtiest) national treasures, Miriam Margolyes, as she shares stories from her remarkable life.
BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury’s Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, Miriam is one of the most recognisable actresses working today. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her life story in her long-awaited memoir, This Much Is True.
In conversation for this exclusive event, Miriam will take you on an extraordinary adventure through a truly independent mind and life. Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave her curly hair, what pranks led to Miriam being known as the naughtiest girl Oxford High School ever had and how she ended up posing nude for Augustus John as a teenager. With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, a cross-dressing Leonardo di Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, the evening promises to be jam-packed with jaw-dropping anecdotes. Reliably outrageous and always entertaining, join Miriam for a riotous evening as full of life and surprises as the actress herself. ‘There is no one on earth quite so wonderful as Miriam Margolyes’ Stephen Fry.
Miriam will be interviewed by Simon Callow at Alexandra Palace, Jo Brand at Brighton Dome, and Fi Glover at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. The interviewers for Guildford and Bath are to be announced. For those who are unable to attend one of the live shows, the event at Alexandra Palace will be livestreamed. Worldwide viewing is available and the stream will be available for one week on demand after the initial broadcast, so you can watch at anytime if the initial broadcast time doesn't suit your timezone. Age guidance: 16+. Show running time: 110 minutes including 20 min interval
17th September - Alexandra Palace 19.30
21st October - Queen's Hall - Edinburgh 20.00
12th November - Bath Pavillion 19.30
24th November - Yvonne Arnauld Theatre Guildford 19.30
25th November - Brighton Dome 19.30