A Blessed event at ‘tiny Lancashire Theatre’

Actor Brian Blessed, who performed at The Grand Theatre this week, has been made an honorary patron. (s)
Actor Brian Blessed, who performed at The Grand Theatre this week, has been made an honorary patron. (s)
Share this article
0
Have your say

British acting legend Brian Blessed has been appointed Honorary Patron of Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre.

The big-voiced actor and explorer told a sell-out audience at the venue, where he was making his first public appearance since he was forced to withdraw from a production of King Lear after collapsing on stage in January: “Clitheroe feels like my second home now.”

The Grand is encouraging art, music, and vivid ideas and all this amazing work in a tiny Lancashire theatre

“The Grand is encouraging art, music, and vivid ideas and all this amazing work in a tiny Lancashire theatre. It is an incredible honour for me to be patron at the Grand”

Steven Lancaster, The Grand’s Executive Director, said: “To have an actor of Brian Blessed’s great standing, a man who has performed at all the great theatres in the world as patron is a wonderful privilege.