A wonderful chance to discover the woman behind many memorable onscreen personae will be possible at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre at the beginning of March when Honor Blackman's one-woman show comes to town. For ninety minutes, in conversation with Richard Digby Day, she will talk about her amazing sixty-year career in film, television and theatre. She will also sing a couple of her favourite songs. On her own website, there are two interesting reviews of this show from her performance at the Komedia during the Brighton festival and, from these, I believe the songs will be Send in The Clowns’ which Honor sang in A Little Night Music, and a Dietrich classic from her one-woman Marlene show.
Honor will tell stories of her childhood, growing up during the Second World War, her rise to stardom, her leather-clad triumph in The Avengers, and her casting as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. She shares anecdotes concerning family, friends and colleagues, the difficulties filming nude scenes both hilarious and otherwise and the necessity to rebuff producers eager to make her a star - at a price.
Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Fri 7th Mar, 19:30.
Tickets £16, concessions £15, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Eastbourne Theatres Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.