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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds to host Sir Derek Jacobi and Imogen Stubbs who have links to Netflix show the crown

Two distinguished stars, of both stage and screen, will be returning to a Suffolk theatre this autumn.

Actors Sir Derek Jacobi and Imogen Stubbs will be appearing at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds next month – helping to raise funds for the venue.

Sir Derek Jacobi will be appearing at the first of the ‘famous faces in conversation’ event, on October 1, after previously visiting in 2019.

He is known as one of Britain’s greatest Shakespearian actors of his time and is a founding member of the National Theatre Company.

The actor, who was discovered in the 1960’s by Laurence Olivier, has appeared in films: Gladiator, Henry V and The King’s Speech.

More recently he took on the role of Edward, Duke of Windsor, in season three of Netflix drama The Crown.

This is something he has in common with Imogen Stubbs, who is set to appear in the next season of the hit series.

Earlier this year Stubbs was in Bury St Edmunds, playing Rose in the Theatre Royal production of the Children.

Since her first professional role as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, Imogen’s career has gone from strength to strength.

She had built up a wealth of theatre experience at The National, The Old Vic and various West End productions.

Theatre Royal. Picture: Suffolk News
Theatre Royal. Picture: Suffolk News

The actor will return to Bury on October 8, all the way from her barge in London, alongside her dog Bear.

Both stars will be quizzed by Times columnist and BBC Radio 4 presenter, Libby Purves.

The ‘famous faces in conversation’ events will both start at 7.30pm, tickets cost from £15, and are available online and from the box office.

Audiences can also meet the two actors for a drink, for an exclusive post-show experience – tickets are available separately.