West End's Lyric Theatre to Host Monthly Series of Interviews with West End Actors; Lenny Henry and David Suchet to Open

News   West End's Lyric Theatre to Host Monthly Series of Interviews with West End Actors; Lenny Henry and David Suchet to Open Lenny Henry and David Suchet will be the first two guests in a new monthly series of interviews being held with leading West End actors at the Lyric Theatre.

Presented under the umbrella title Encounters: Performers on Performance, press materials state that the series celebrates performance, investigates the enduring allure of those that do it and reveals the transformative nature of performing with some of the most loved and respected names in the entertainment business.

Fiona Lindsay will conduct the interviews.

Lenny Henry will appear Jan. 20, 2014, with David Suchet to follow on Feb. 24. Further guests are still to be announced.

Henry has been a stalwart of British show business since 1975. He was most recently seen in the Wet End in Fences at the Duchess Theatre, and other recent theatre appearances have included the title role in Othello for Northern Broadsides that transferred to the Duchess, and The Comedy of Errors at the National Theatre. TV appearances have included "The Fosters," "Tiswas," "Three of a Kind" and "The Lenny Henry Show."

Suchet, who is best known for his role as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's "Poirot," his other television work includes the award-winning BBC drama "Maxwell," for which he won Best Actor International Emmy Award in 2008, "The Life of Freud," "Victoria and Albert," "Murder in Mind" and Anthony Trollope's "The Way We Live Now" (BAFTA nomination). Recent stage credits include Long Day's Journey Into Night, All My Sons, Complicit, Once in a Lifetime and The Last Confession. Encounters: Performers on Performance is produced by Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 412 4663 or visit www.nimaxtheatres.com.

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