TWO of the country’s best-loved actresses have joined the bill for Saturday’s Henley Literary Festival tribute to the late Reginald
TWO of the country’s best-loved actresses have joined the bill for Saturday’s Henley Literary Festival tribute to the late Reginald Perrin creator David Nobbs.
Patricia Hodge — best known for TV roles in
Rumpole of the Bailey and
The Life and Loves of a She Devil as well as an Oliver-winning stage career — will appear at the event in memory of Nobbs, with whom she worked on two sitcoms.
Eleanor Bron — a festival regular whose credits include
Alfie The event, in aid of the Writers’ Guild Welfare Fund, takes place at Henley’s Kenton Theatre at 9pm on Saturday (October 3).
Recent Emmy-winner David Quantick will host the evening, which will feature readings, clips and humorous anecdotes from Barry Cryer, Andy Miller and novelist Jonathan Coe, the author of
What a Carve Up!
In addition to creating hit sitcoms
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and
A Bit of a Do, Nobbs authored 20 novels and wrote for a variety of comedians including the Two Ronnies, Frankie Howerd and Les Dawson.
He had been due to return to the festival following a sold-out performance in 2013, but passed away in August.
Henley Literary Festival programming director Tom Ryan said: “I’m delighted that we have such a wonderful line-up for this very special event. Despite the sad loss of David it will be an uplifting and very funny evening.”
Other late additions to the festival’s line-up include bestselling children’s author Philip Ardagh and
Withnail and I star Richard E Grant.
They join a line-up of 170 events for adults and children including Caroline Lucas, Ben Fogle, Alice in Wonderland, Bonnie Greer and Hugless Douglas.
For more information and tickets, visit the website at henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk