The much loved and irrepressible comedian, broadcaster, actor and writer Sue Perkins is bringing her sparkling wit, stories and spectacles to audiences around the country, kicking off a 14-city countrywide tour in Norwich at the Theatre Royal on September 4th.
As one half of humorous presenting double act Mel and Sue, who host television’s Great British Bake Off programme where they keep bakers Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in check and encourage contestants through their nervous meltdowns, she will also be letting audiences in on a user’s guide to Mary Berry and the very best bits from her memoir Spectacles.
And in a generous departure from usual ticket sales procedures, Sue is giving every ticket buying member of the audience a copy of her book, which is published in paperback on July 28,and she will be signing copies after the show.
Sue is no stranger to East Anglia, having graduated in English from New Hall (now Murray Edwards College), Cambridge, in 1990. While at Cambridge, she was a member of the university drama society Footlights where she met her comedy partner Mel Giedroyc. Sue was also Footlights president in 1991/92.
Since then, she has worked on a wide range of projects, including documentaries on art, popular fiction and history. In 2008, she appeared on the BBC show Maestro, culminating in her conducting at The Last Night of the Proms. She has also collaborated with food-critic Giles Coren on the Supersizers series, where the duo power-ate their way through five centuries of lungs, livers and testicles.
In the last couple of years, she has travelled extensively throughout Asia, driving the Ho Chi Minh trail and exploring the length of the Mekong River. She is a regular contributor to Have I Got News For You, Just a Minute, QI and The News Quiz and has been crowned, officially, The World’s Greatest Liar in a hard fought contest in Cumbria, as well as presenting the quirky panel show Insert Name Here about famous people who share the same moniker.
And Sue is also currently reaching a new audience as one half of the presenting team of Sky Atlantic’s Thronecast, the companion series to Game of Thrones.
Communications officer at Norwich Theatre Royal, Judy Foster said:
“Sue Perkins is verging on becoming a bit of a national treasure and is loved for her quirky wit and warm presenting style. She has been a firm favourite on British television for nearly 15 years so theatre-goers are in for a treat to see her live and our Norwich audience will get to see her first.”
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Sue Perkins Live! In Spectacles is at the Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday, September 4th 2016 at 7.30pm.
Tickets: £7-£24.50 / Discounts for Friends.
For more information or to book, visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 630000.