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A Conversation with Dame Julie Andrews

In a UK-exclusive event, the beloved star of stage and screen Dame Julie Andrews appears in conversation with acclaimed actor Alex Jennings.

Join them to celebrate the publication of Andrews’ highly anticipated memoir Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.

With her trademark honesty and lively wit, Andrews reflects on her extraordinary career, chronicling the experiences and the stage and film roles that have garnered her multiple awards and a very special place in the nation’s heart.

Andrews takes the audience on an intimate journey spanning more than half a century, looking back on her iconic performance as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway, her feature film debut as the magical Mary Poppins and her unforgettable portrayal of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

She also discusses more recent roles, including Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess Diaries films, Marlena in the hugely successful Despicable Me and Minion franchises and Queen Lillian in the blockbuster Shrek franchise.

Live on stage for one afternoon only, this is a conversation you do not want to miss.

Alex Jennings has had numerous stage roles for the National Theatre, the West End, the English National Opera and many other theatres, for which he received various awards, from the Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Actor to the Olivier Award, Best Actor.

He played Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Théatre du Chatelet in Paris, and at the Sydney Opera House in the 60th anniversary production directed by Dame Julie Andrews.

Presented in collaboration with Fane Productions.

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Royal Festival Hall


£40 - £125
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£40, £70, £100, £125


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Age recommendation
For ages 12+

Each ticket includes a hardback copy of Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (RRP £20.00), to be collected at the event.

VIP tickets (£125) include a glass of prosecco or a soft drink as well as a copy of the book.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID is required). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

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