Join the legendary Brian Blessed in Bristol this October as he returns to one of his favourite cities for an intimate night of entertainment, raising funds for local charity PHASE Worldwide.
‘An Evening with Brian Blessed’ will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career with tales of his adventuring and time in Nepal, where PHASE Worldwide’s projects are based. Everything about Brian is larger than life, so expect a brilliant evening witnessing first hand Brian’s booming operatic voice, learning of his achievements, his dreams and his ability to inspire.
The son of a South Yorkshire coal miner, Brian was born in 1936 in Mexborough and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before beginning a distinguished and varied career, which has encompassed all media. Brian is now one of the country’s best known and most highly respected actors.
Known for his roles in Blackadder, Flash Gordon, and I, Claudius among others, Brian Blessed holds an established place at the forefront of British entertainment.
Alongside an acting career spanning nearly fifty years, he has climbed Mount Everest three times, explored the jungles of Venezuela, and is the oldest man to reach the North Magnetic Pole on foot.
All proceeds from this evening will go to support PHASE Worldwide, a Bristol-based charity that works to create opportunities for isolated communities in Nepal through health, education, and livelihood projects. As a patron of PHASE, Brian has travelled to the Himalayas on several occasions, witnessing the difficulties faced by the Nepali communities such as those that PHASE works with.
His show may not be suitable for people of a nervous disposition or those who aren’t expecting the odd expletive! It’s not to be missed!
- RUNNING TIME80 mins (plus interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION16+
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Content warning: contains swearing and sexual references