Christopher Biggins plus theatre at the Radlett Centre

LARGER-than-life personality Christopher Biggins will be giving an unique insight into his life when he appears at The Radlett Centre next Wednesday, October 19.

With a contacts book that reads like a showbiz who’s who and includes celebrity mates Joan Collins, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Barbara Windsor and Paul O’Grady, An Evening with Christopher Biggins can be seen at 8pm.

Biggins, as he is known, has plenty of tales to tell from his time at the Bristol Old Vic Drama School with Jeremy irons and Tim Pigott Smith to the occasion he met Frank Sinatra, stayed with Joan Collins in her LA Mansion and unexpectedly dined at Joe Allen’s with Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor.

There will also be gossip from his sojourn in the jungle when he won I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, memories of his time at the Royal Shakespeare Company and how he ran around in a toga as Nero in the TV production I Claudius.

The second half of the evening will be given over to a question and answer session.

Tickets at �18 with concessions �17 are available from the box office on 01923 859291.

The disappearance of Mallory and Irvine close to the summit of Mount Everest in 1924 is one of the greatest unsolved mountaineering mysteries of all time.

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It is the subject of Everest Needs You Mr Irvine at The Radlett Centre at 8pm next Thursday, October 20.

The discovery of Mallory’s body in 1999 did nothing to answer the questions about what had happened to the two men.

Writer, broadcaster and historian Julie Summers, Irvine’s great niece and biographer, brings alive one of the most exciting stories linked to Mount Everest at a time when the conquest of the mountain represented the last great challenge of exploration.

Tickets are �15 with concessions �14.

Spine-chilling new play by John Goodrum, The Haunted Bride, based on an eerie tale by Charles Dickens, will be staged at The Radlett Centre at 8pm next Friday, October 21.

It is being performed by Rumpus Theatre Company and is set among the shadowy rooms and moonstruck gardens of a peeling Italian palazzo where the dreams that haunt a young bride reach a terrifying climax.

Tickets for The Haunted Bride are �14 with concessions �12.