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Wednesday 23 November 7.30pm

Since his breakout role in cult classic film Withnail and I in 1987, Richard E Grant has become a much-loved fixture on our screens, starring in everything from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey via Game of ThronesStar Wars and Spice World and Oscar-nominated for his 2018 role in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Now, join him for this unique event as he tells stories from his life, entwining tales from his extraordinary time in showbiz with uplifting reflections on love and loss, to celebrate the publication of his new book, A Pocketful of Happiness. Live on stage, Richard will consider the inspiration behind the book – how, when his beloved wife Joan died in 2021 after almost forty years together, she set him a challenge: to find a pocketful of happiness in every day. He found the instruction to be profoundly powerful, and this new book, drawing on both contemporary stories and recollections of his remarkable life and glittering career, is Richard’s way of honouring that challenge. Tender, moving, and frequently hilarious, do not miss the opportunity to spend an evening with one of the great actors of our time, as he celebrates and cherishes life’s unexpected joys.

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Synopsis

Wednesday 23 November
7.30pm

Since his breakout role in cult classic film Withnail and I in 1987, Richard E Grant has become a much-loved fixture on our screens, starring in everything from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey via Game of ThronesStar Wars and Spice World and Oscar-nominated for his 2018 role in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Now, join him for this unique event as he tells stories from his life, entwining tales from his extraordinary time in showbiz with uplifting reflections on love and loss, to celebrate the publication of his new book, A Pocketful of Happiness.

Live on stage, Richard will consider the inspiration behind the book – how, when his beloved wife Joan died in 2021 after almost forty years together, she set him a challenge: to find a pocketful of happiness in every day. He found the instruction to be profoundly powerful, and this new book, drawing on both contemporary stories and recollections of his remarkable life and glittering career, is Richard’s way of honouring that challenge.

Tender, moving, and frequently hilarious, do not miss the opportunity to spend an evening with one of the great actors of our time, as he celebrates and cherishes life’s unexpected joys.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Fane & Andrew Kay

CATEGORY:
Special Event / Other

DURATION:
Approximately 110 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain coarse language.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
Parental discretion is advised.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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Seating

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