Hippodrome return for ‘national institute’

Veteran comedy star of radio, stage and television, Roy Hudd, makes a welcome return to Eastbourne’s oldest theatre on Wednesday, February 5, at 2.30pm.

It has been seven years since Roy last performed on the Hippodrome stage and this time he will be bringing his wife, Debbie.

An audience is invited to share an afternoon of anecdotes, secret name dropping, fun and wonderful memories from 55 years in TV, radio and theatre.

Roy Hudd started his career on radio in 1959, a career that then quickly snowballed into television and theatre.

He is the authority on Music Hall, something which the Royal Hippodrome Theatre has always had a reputation for.

In 2004, for example, Roy appeared on Celebrity Mastermind where his specialist subject was Music Hall comedian Dan Leno.

Roy is a Lawrence Olivier Award winning performer and was made an OBE in 2004 and received an Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Westminster University in 2010.

He is bound to have many funny tales to tell.

Tickets cost £13 or £11 for Friends of the Royal Hippodrome and are available online at www.royalhippodrome.com and from the box office on 01323 412000