Larger than life actor, writer and presenter Brian Blessed has announced a live appearance here at ThePrincess Alexandra Auditorium. A giant of stage and screen, he is also an avid explorer and climber and An Evening with Brian Blessed will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career with tales of his adventuring.
The show will see the OBE-honoured actor recounting stories from his numerous film and TV appearances fromFlash GordontoBlack AdderandI ClaudiustoZ Cars. And he will also be talking about his three attempts toclimb Everest without oxygen; his expedition to the jungles of Venezuela during which hesurvived a plane crash; his trek to the North Pole (he is theoldest man to go to the Pole on foot) and his 800 hours ofspace training in Russia!
With a career spanning more than 50 years, there is no shortage of material. On screen, he has appeared in everything fromDoctor WhotoKenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare films(four of them!). On stage his credits range fromAndrew Lloyd Webber’s CatstoChitty Chitty Bang Bang. And his trademark booming, operatic voice has also featured on everything from Peppa Pig characterGrampy Rabbitto a voice download onTomTom’s sat nav system.
This show may not be suitable for those of a nervous disposition!