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An Evening with Janet Suzman & Libby Purves

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to be presenting another of our popular An Evening With… events,  this time Dame Janet Suzman, DBE will be talking to Libby Purves, OBE on Sunday 18th March – and we are also offering a special opportunity to attend a reception with Dame Janet after the show, all as a fundraiser for Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (Registered Charity No. 242977).

Dame Janet Suzman, DBE is one of Britain’s most distinguished actors. South African born, she 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 same part in 2012. Her first film, Nicholas and Alexandra (1972) earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations 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.

Libby Purves, OBE was the first female presenter on Radio 4 from 1978-1981. Radio presenter, journalist and author, Libby 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 Libby has written 12 novels and her various non-fiction books include How Not To Be A Good Mother and Nature’s Masterpiece.

Tickets are  £20 (post-show reception £10) on sale for you to join them both at Theatre Royal for a lively and enlightening evening of conversation, along with a limited number of tickets available for you to meet them after the show for a drink at the post-show reception. Call the Box Office on 01284 769505, book online at or visit the theatre in person.