An Evening with Vanessa Redgrave CBE and Terry Waite CBE
at St Edmundsbury Cathedral with trumpeter Benjamin Amissah
sponsored by Churchgates
Hailed as ‘the greatest actress of our time’ by Tennessee Williams, Vanessa Redgrave CBE is an acclaimed actor of stage and screen, making her professional stage debut in A Touch of the Sun in 1957. She has won a plethora of awards including an Olivier Award for The Aspern Papers and a Tony Award for Long Day’s Journey into Night. She also received Tony nominations for The Year of Magical Thinking and Driving Miss Daisy. She is a is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning for Julia. Her narration of Call the Midwife has brought her voice to millions. She recently appeared in The Inheritance in the West End for which she was nominated for a 2019 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
The reigning matriarch of Britain’s most famous acting dynasty and veteran of stage and screen joins her friend Terry Waite CBE, English humanitarian and author, for a fascinating and unmissable evening at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. We are so grateful to Vanessa Redgrave and Terry Waite for giving their time to support Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and we offer our grateful thanks to all at St Edmundsbury Cathedral for allowing us to hold this event at their beautiful venue whilst we wait to re-open ours.
Trumpet player, Benjamin Amissah will be opening and closing the event.
This is a fundraising event in support of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Charity No 242977
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SOCIALLY DISTANCED EVENT
This is a socially distanced event. One ticket purchases a pew which can hold up to 6 people (all 6 must be part of the same household or support bubble). Each pew has at least a two metre space clear around it in order to ensure social distancing restrictions and guidelines are met.
Ticket prices for a pew of up to 6 people £100 to £130. Book early for the best prices.
There are 6 screens within St Edmundsbury Cathedral so you can be sure of a good view of the stage regardless of where you sit.
The location of the screens can be seen on the seating plan.
You will be required to check-in on arrival using the NHS Track & Trace app so please download this app before attending.
The Cathedral will be fully cleaned and disinfected prior to this event. To avoid any contamination please adhere to the following procedures:
* Doors will open at 6pm ready for a 6.30pm start. Please do not arrive before 6pm.
* Entry is via both the North and South doors to avoid queues.
* Arrive with your whole party present (up to 6 people) to be seated together at the same time.
* Download the NHS Track & Trace app before you arrive and check-in on arrival.
* A steward will show you to the pew you have booked. Please take your seat quickly and stay seated until the performance has finished.
* Very limited toilet facilities are available in St Edmundsbury Cathedral so there will be no refreshments served and no interval.
* Once the performance has finished please vacate the Cathedral quickly and safely maintaining social distancing at all times.
This event will also be streamed live on YouTube – tickets for the live stream are available HERE starting at £15.
Running time 70 minutes no interval.