Edward Petherbridge in conversation about his career staged at Stephen Joseph Theatre

Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter
Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter

Actor Edward Petherbridge is in conversation about his career at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on Saturday November 15 at 4.30pm.

The event will follow the matinee performance of My Perfect Mind which explores Petherbridge’s life and career – and the stroke which struck while he was in rehearsals for perhaps the greatest of classic roles, King Lear.

Petherbridge has had a distinguished career spanning more 50 years on both stage and screen.

He began his tenure as part of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company in the 1960s, in which he created the iconic role of Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He scooped an Olivier Award for his role as Charlie Marsden in Strange Interlude, all for the McKellen-Petherbridge Company at the National Theatre.

On television he is best known as Lord Peter Wimsey – perhaps the sexiest incarnation of Dorothy L Sayers’ sleuth. His pursuit of Harriet Vane – played by Harriet Walters – was the most romantic of courtships on the small screen with Vane comtinually rebuffing Wimsey’s marriage proposals.

My Perfect Mind has been devised by Petherbridge and Paul Hunter from Told By an Idiot. Petherbridge, playing himself, reflects on his life and not playing King Lear and Hunter plays all the other roles from Peterbridge’s mother to Laurence Olivier.

In My Perfect Mind is on at the Stephen Joseph Theatre on Friday November 14 at 7.45pm and Saturday November 15 at 2.45pm and 7.45pm.

In Conversation with Edward Petherbridge is at 4.30pm on the Saturday November15. The event is free to ticket holders and only £3 to anyone who would like to just attend this event.