Long-time friend of New Theatre Royal, and Chancellor of University of Portsmouth from 2007-2012, Sheila Hancock shares her passions and experiences from the theatre and film world, as well as her own personal stories, in an intimate evening with New Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director and CEO Caroline Sharman.
Her extensive career has ranged from playing in the original West End casts of ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Annie’ and ‘Sister Act’ to being the first Woman Artistic Director of the RSC’s tour; from playing Ranyevskaya in The Cherry Orchard at the Royal National Theatre to being a judge on BBC TV’s search for a Dorothy in ‘Over the Rainbow’, and from playing Senna Pod in Carry on Cleo to winning an Olivier Award for her performance as Fraulein Schneider in CABARET.
She won the British Book Award for Author of the Year for her autobiography ‘The Two of Us’ which she followed with ‘Just Me’; and then, aged 81, with her debut novel ‘Miss Carter’s War’ for which she was nominated in the Political Fiction Awards. Sheila has been given two Lifetime Achievement Awards: Women in Film and Television, and The Lady Ratlings.
She is also now enjoying a career as a features presenter and has just finished playing in the sell-out musical Grey Gardens at Southwark Playhouse.
Please join us in the intimate setting of our new Minghella Studio. There will be an opportunity for you to ask your own questions too.
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