Lady Olivier talks about her career

Dame Joan Plowright will be in conversation with Richard Digby Day
Dame Joan Plowright will be in conversation with Richard Digby Day
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ONE of Britain’s most distinguished actors is coming to St Mary’s House in Bramber to talk about her life.

Dame Joan Plowright, widow of Sir Laurence Olivier, will be reflecting on her career, in conversation with stage director Richard Digby Day.

St Mary’s House administrator Alan Durden said: “She was a notable St Joan in Shaw’s masterpiece and went on with great success in the West End and on Broadway, in such landmark productions as A Taste of Honey.

“Her screen career spans nearly 60 years, with more than 70 credits to her name, including The Entertainer, Three Sisters, Equus, 101 Dalmatians and Tea with Mussolini, and she has been nominated for several Academy Awards.”

The event, on Saturday, April 26, at 3pm, will see Lady Olivier talk about her life, including her 38-year marriage.

She married Laurence Olivier in 1961 and joined him at Chichester Festival Theatre and the National Theatre, where she played many leading roles.

Mr Digby Day, a professor of theatre, was in charge five major British regional theatres and his theatre engagements have taken him to Canada, Denmark, Ireland and America.

Tickets are £25, to include tea and cake. Call 01903 816205.