The Archers star coming to Barton Seagrave

Tickets are on sale

By Sam Wildman
Saturday, 15th February 2020, 6:00 am
Sunny Ormonde plays Lilian Bellamy in BBC Radio 4's The Archers
Sunny Ormonde plays Lilian Bellamy in BBC Radio 4's The Archers

A star of the world's longest-running drama is visiting Barton Seagrave to fill fans in with behind-the-scenes stories.

Sunny Ormonde - who plays Lilian Bellamy in BBC Radio 4's The Archers - will host an evening at the Masque Theatre at The Latimer Arts College on March 13.

Sunny, who has been in the soap opera for 18 years, has become a favourite with the listeners and will share anecdotes, banter and her favourite pieces from her career.

A Masque Theatre spokesman said: "Her antics have kept the nation gripped and entertained, whether it be riding round Ambridge on a Harley Davidson, drinking the Bull and Cider shed dry with Eddie Grundy, absconding to Costa Rica with her beloved and very recently departed Tiger or recklessly kicking off her sling-backs and leaping into bed with Tiger's brother Paul.

"Not to mention the Knitting, the Collagen, Calendar Girls and furlong frolics (and almost wedding) with Justin Elliott!"

In the evening there will be a question and answer session with the audience about the making of The Archers, which has been broadcast since 1951 and has aired more than 19,000 episodes.

There will be a prize for the most original question.

The theatre spokesman added: "You don’t have to be an Archers listener to enjoy this highly entertaining evening - there is something for everyone!"

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £16.

To book tickets visit the theatre's website here or call the box office on 01536 414141.