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An evening with Celia Imrie

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Join us for an evening of literary excellence at RADA studios with award-winning actress and Sunday Times bestselling author, Celia Imrie.

For one night only, Celia will be in conversation live on stage with literary journalist and broadcaster, Alex Clark, sharing insights from her writing, where she finds the most inspiration, and the best and worst moments from her outstanding career on screen and the stage whilst working with some of the biggest names in theatre and film.

Celebrate with us the release of Sail Away, Celia's irresistible new novel following the exploits of two women on an Atlantic cruise ship. Neither can possibly predict the strange characters and dodgy dealings they will encounter – nor the unexpected rewards they will reap. Vividly evoking the old-world glamour of a cruise ship – and the complex politics of its staff quarters – Sail Away is at once a hilarious romp and a thrilling tale of intrigue, from the acclaimed pen of Celia Imrie.

We do hope you are free for this unique literary event with Celia for the Bloomsbury Institute at RADA studios.

Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actress. She is known for her film roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Calendar Girls and Nanny McPhee. Celia Imrie has recently starred in the major films Bridget Jones's Baby, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Year by the Sea and A Cure for Wellness. In 2016 she also appeared in FX's new comedy series Better Things, and returned to the stage in King Lear at The Old Vic. Celia Imrie is the author of an autobiography, The Happy Hoofer, and two top ten Sunday Times bestselling novels, published by Bloomsbury, Not Quite Nice and Nice Work (If You Can Get It).

Alex Clark is a critic, journalist and broadcaster who lives in London, and the current Artistic Director for Words and Literature at the Bath Festival. She is a regular on Radio 4 and writes on a wide range of subjects for the Guardian, the Observer, the Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement. She has judged many literary awards, including the 2008 Man Booker prize and regularly chairs live events across the country.

DATE: Thursday, March 1st
VENUE: RADA Studios, 16 Chenies St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7EX
PRICE: £25 at the event plus a signed copy of Sail Away. £20 for Standard Tickets. £15 for Students and Concessions.

~ EVENT TIMING ~

6:15pm
Arrival and drinks

7:00pm
Celia Imrie in conversation with Q&A

7:45pm
Book signing

8:30pm
Ends

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Sail Away By Celia Imrie


Sail Away By Celia Imrie

The deliciously witty, irresistible new novel from the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of Not Quite Nice follows the exploits of two women on an Atlantic cruise ship

The phone hasn't rung for months. Suzy Marshall is discovering that work can be sluggish for an actress over sixty – even for the former star of a 1980s TV series. So when her agent offers her the plum role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest in Zurich, it seems like a godsend. Until, that is, the play is abruptly cancelled in suspicious circumstances, and Suzy is forced to take a job on a cruise ship to get home.

Meanwhile Amanda Herbert finds herself homeless in rainy Clapham. Her flat purchase has fallen through, and her children are absorbed in their own dramas. Then she spots an advertisement for an Atlantic cruise, and realises three weeks on-board would tide her over – and save her money – until the crisis is solved.

As the two women set sail on a new adventure, neither can possibly predict the strange characters and dodgy dealings they will encounter – nor the unexpected rewards they will reap.

Vividly evoking the old-world glamour of a cruise ship – and the complex politics of its staff quarters – Sail Away is at once a hilarious romp and a thrilling tale of intrigue, from the acclaimed pen of Celia Imrie.

“Forget the cruise. Grab Imrie's novel and have twice as much fun” – Hilary Boyd, author of Thursdays in the Park,

“Celia Imrie reveals a whole new talent in this irresistible murder mystery caper, packed with wonderful characters that will grip you to the last glorious page” – Maeve Haran, author of An Italian Holiday,

“A very witty woman. Hugely entertaining” – Julian Fellowes,

“Utterly delicious in every way” – Joanna Lumley,

“A hugely enjoyable romp” – Katie Fforde,

“Her work has definite joie de vivre and a sunny, good-natured feel” – Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

“The novels are as light and frothy as the îles flottantes with crème anglaise she gives a recipe for” – Guardian

“Lively plot and eccentric characters … Light-hearted, fun” – Daily Express

“Celia Imrie has effortlessly made the transition from being one of our best-loved actresses to a talented novelist” – Choice


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