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An Evening with Adrian Lukis

An entertaining and intimate In Conversation with celebrated character actor Adrian Lukis, known for playing the rakish Mr Wickham in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, alongside Colin Firth.

Adrian will talk about his long career – from Shakespearean theatre to roles in Judy, Downton Abbey, The Crown, Black Mirror and Peak Practice – and the slow descent from the glamorous leads to recently being asked to audition for the part of “a filthy wizened old man”. Incidentally, he didn’t get the part.

Adrian will also discuss Being Mr Wickham, the play that he wrote (with Huddersfield writer Catherine Curzon) about the older Wickham looking back over his life, described by the Sunday Times as “A fine one-man show”. He may also be persuaded to tell us how he ended up naked and drunk in a jacuzzi with Colin Firth!

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Location: Lawrence Batley Theatre

This event will have LIVE subtitling to promote Access for All

Age guidance: 14+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)

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Indian Tales of Love and Wisdom

The magical Annapurna Indian dancers will be at the Syngenta Cellar at Lawrence Batley Theatre on 31 March 2022 at 7.30pm.

The company’s one hour show brings alive not only the ancient stories from India but also a taste of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry and his message.

The show has been beautifully curated with a lovely blend of two different South Asian classical dance styles -Kuchipudi dance by Sarvani Yadavalli, Kathak dance by Indrani Datta with a young musician Praneetha Bharath sharing her music on the string instrument “Veena”.

This is the company’s third appearance at the festival. The wonderful rusticity and authenticity of their traditional dance work has always been a rare treat for the audience. A show not to be missed!

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Location Lawrence Batley Theatre

Age guidance: 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)

Access Guide: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/syngenta-cellar

Sponsorship from Music in Kirklees https://www.musicinkirklees.co.uk/