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East Sheen Library

East Sheen Library

East Sheen Library

Literary Event, Thu 16 Nov 2017


Richmond Literature Festival

020 8831 6494


Sheen Lane,
SW14 8LP

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In 1963 a young man from Limerick takes his £25 savings and journeys to London to become an actor. Fifty years later, while appearing in his fifty-sixth National Theatre production he is invited by Nicholas Hytner to take part in 50 Years on Stage, the NT’s anniversary celebration. Four days later he is on stage in New York - it’s the Press Night of Trevor Nunn’s production of Beckett’s All That Fall with Michael Gambon and Eileen Atkins.

James Hayes has worked with most of the leading actors in the country from Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith, to Mark Rylance, Ian McKellen and Penelope Wilton. He has worked with the RSC, in the West End and on Brodway. His theatrical memoir covers many of the famous (Amadeus) and infamous (The Romans in Britain) productions he has appeared in, and records with affection and humour the changes along the way.

"A beautifully written, evocative and witty account of a life in the theatre by one of its most respected actors, who seems to have been in every great production of the last fifty years".
Nicholas Hytner

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Thu 16 Nov 2017 19:00


£8 / £6.50
Special £5.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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Map reference: TQ 204755  Lat: 51.46565 Long: -0.26713

500 yards south from Mortlake train station

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Mortlake station


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