Tuesday, July 5

David Suchet: Poirot And More, A Retrospective

Sir David Suchet makes his eagerly awaited return to UK stages in POIROT AND MORE, A RETROSPECTIVE this autumn. Following a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand in early 2020, the show will make its UK debut at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on 5th October. David will retrace his steps as a young actor, visiting more than 20 theatres across the UK before a final performance at the Stockton Globe on 19th December.

POIROT AND MORE, A RETROSPECTIVE looks back fondly at David’s illustrious career, sharing some of his most beloved performances in a new and intimate light. Geoffrey Wansell, journalist, broadcaster, biographer and co-author of Poirot and Me, will be joining David as interviewer in this unmistakably unique event. Join us in conversation with the actor behind the detective and the many characters David has portrayed on stage and screen over a career spanning five decades.

David Suchet said:

‘Regional theatre has always been very close to my heart as it’s where my career started and was nurtured. To visit so many places that have meant so much to me during my 52 year career is wonderful. This show is my way of connecting and saying hello to people across the country after this terrible period and welcoming them back into the theatre. I am looking forward to sharing my memories, stories and favourite moments.’

For over 25 years David has captivated millions worldwide as Agatha Christie’s elegant Belgian detective. Beyond Poirot, David has graced the world’s stages bringing literary greats to life, including Shakespeare, Wilde, Albee and Miller, and is celebrated for his portrayals of iconic roles such as Lady Bracknell, Cardinal Benelli, Joe Keller and Gregory Solomon. David spent 13 years in the Royal Shakespeare Company and remains an Associate Artist. He is an Emmy award winner, a seven-time Olivier Award Nominee (The Merchant of Venice, Separation, Oleanna, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Amadeus, All My Sons and The Price) and in 2020 was knighted for services to drama and charity.

Audiences are invited to spend an evening with one of the world’s most celebrated actors of our time and discover why he is renowned for not only inhabiting the role of Poirot, but also taking on the personalities of many of television, film and theatre’s most fascinating characters.

POIROT AND MORE, A RETROSPECTIVE is co-created by David Suchet and Liza McLean. The show was originally produced in Australia and New Zealand by Liza McLean and Andrew Kay and is presented in the UK by Liza McLean, Andrew Kay and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions.

LISTINGS

Tuesday 05th October – Thursday 07th October

The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

01635 46044

www.watermill.org.uk

Saturday 09th October

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

0333 009 6690

www.atgtickets.com/venues/aylesbury-waterside-theatre

Sunday 10th October

Cambridge Arts Theatre

01223 503333

www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Wednesday 13th October

York Theatre Royal

01904 623568

www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk  

Sunday 17th October

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

024 7655 3055

www.belgrade.co.uk

Monday 18th October

The Lowry, Salford

0343 208 6000

www.thelowry.com   

Thursday 21st October

Theatre Royal Brighton

0333 009 6690

www.theatreroyalbrighton.com

Sunday 24th October

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

023 8071 1811

www.mayflower.org.uk  

Monday 25th October

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

01227 787787

www.marlowetheatre.com  

Saturday 30th October

New Theatre, Cardiff

029 2087 8889

www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Thursday 04th November – Friday 05th November

Liverpool Playhouse

0151 708 3700

www.everymanplayhouse.com

Sunday 07th November

Norwich Theatre Royal

01603 630000

www.norwichtheatre.org   

Tuesday 09th November – Wednesday 10th November

Chichester Festival Theatre

01243 781312

www.cft.org.uk  

Saturday 13th November

Derby Theatre

01332 593939

www.derbytheatre.co.uk  

Sunday 14th November

Theatre Royal Nottingham

0115 989 5555

www.trch.co.uk  

Thursday 18th November – Friday 19th November

Exeter Northcott Theatre

01392 726363

www.exeternorthcott.co.uk  

Sunday 21st November

Richmond Theatre

0333 009 6690

www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre  

Monday 22nd November

Theatre Royal Bath

01225 448844

www.theatreroyal.org.uk  

Tuesday 23rd November

Princess Theatre, Torquay

0333 009 6690

www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay  

Friday 26th November – Saturday 27th November

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

01483 440000

www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk  

Sunday 05th December

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

0121 236 4455

www.birmingham-rep.co.uk  

Sunday 12th December

Malvern Theatres

01684 892277

www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

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