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Dame Patricia's days as a star of West End and Broadway musicals

By: stagedoorscribbler - May 6, 2019

Dame Patricia Routledge and Edward Seckerson. Photograph by Hattie Miles

Amazingly there are still people who don’t realise that the wonderful actress Dame Patricia Routledge also trained as a singer and dancer. What’s more she went on to wow both the West End and Broadway.,

Writer, critic and broadcaster Edward Seckerson has even described Patrcia’s much garlanded career on the musical stage as “the best kept secret in showbusiness”:

Now the pair of them are hitting the road to put the record straight with Facing the Music , a marvellously  illuminating and entertaining discussion that reveals Patricia’s professional life before the days of Hyacinth Bucket and Hettie Wainthrop and even Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.  

Discover how Patricia  enjoyed huge success in musical theatre on both sides of the Atlantic, winning a Tony for her Broadway performance in Darling of the Day and a Laurence Olivier Award for her West End role in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.

Facing the Music with Patricia Routledge and Edward Seckerson is at 

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