Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with the world’s biggest stars for nearly 20 years.

He first made his mark as a stand-up comedy drag act at the Edinburgh Festival, then went on to appear in Father Ted before hosting some of the most successful shows in television including So Graham Norton, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and The Eurovision Song Contest.

As well as his popular weekly Radio 2 show, Graham hosts the hugely successful BBC1 chat show The Graham Norton Show.

He’s won just about every award going including seven BAFTAs, and most recently, the BAFTA for Best Entertainment Programme.

Tickets (£30, including a signed copy of The Life and Loves of a He Devil) are available by calling the RSC box office on 0844 800 1110 or booking online at

Patricia Hodge

Actress and star of the hit show Miranda, Patricia Hodge has been delighting theatre and TV audiences for many years.

She will be talking about her prolific career with interviewer and broadcaster Fiona Lindsay at Stratford ArtsHouse on Thursday 30th October.

She will be reflecting on some of her great theatre roles, which have included the works of Shakespeare, Pinter and Miller, and her many films and TV appearances including Poirot, Waking the Dead, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, Robin of Sherwood and playing Margaret Thatcher for the BBC in The Falklands Play.

Currently she is best known as “what I call” Miranda Hart’s mother Penny, in the series Miranda where, when she’s not nagging her daughter, everything is “Such fun!”

Tickets (£17, concessions available) are available from the ArtsHouse box office on 07189 207100 or online at