Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch to perform in Cheltenham Friday, June 22, 2012Gloucestershire Echo

He is joining a line-up of acclaimed actors, including Blackadder favourite Miranda Richardson and Egyptian film star Amr Waked for three separate performances at the July event.

It will see them combining words with music for the shows.

Festival director Meurig Bowen admitted he had been keen to see the two disciplines being brought together.

He said: "Music carries with it so many wonderful and moving stories. It's great to be able to tell these stories in performance alongside the music.

"It's really exciting to know now these three superb, and very different actors will be appearing at the festival."

Benedict Cumberbatch will be reading war poetry at Parabola Arts Centre on July 12 while Miranda Richardson will narrate the story of royal music at Cheltenham Town Hall on July 8.

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