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In Conversation with Ricky Tomlinson


We are delighted to announce that acting and entertainment legend and ‘Freedom of the City of Liverpool’ recipient Ricky Tomlinson will be the next interviewee the In Conversation Series on Wednesday 4th March!

Ricky is best known for his roles as Bobby Grant in Brookside and the lazy but loveable Jim Royale in the The Royale Family but his acting credits from over 30 years include many more comedy and dramatic roles such as the titular lead in Mike Bassett: England Manager, DCI Charlie Wise in Cracker and John Glover, father of Hillsborough victim Ian, in Jimmy McGovern’s Hillsborough.

As well as being a prolific and highly respected actor, Ricky is also famed for his stand-up comedy and musical talents.  He still makes regular appearances as a stand up across the country and at his own club, The Green Room on Duke Street in Liverpool, and is a gifted banjo player.

As well as continuously working as an actor and comedian, in recent years Ricky has worked tirelessly to get his name, and that of his fellow trade union activist Des Warren (who sadly passed away in 2004), cleared of the charge of ‘conspiracy to intimidate’ at a picket in Shrewsbury for which they were both imprisoned for two years in 1973.

Ricky has chosen his five favourite songs which will be performed as entirely unique versions by Charlie Landsborough,  Rachael Russell, The Mersey Belles, Sam Westhead and The Formby Band on the night! The audience will also be treated to stills and clips from his long and impressive career and possibly a few special surprises!

As ever, our special guest will be interviewed in the stunning Concert Room of St George’s Hall by In Conversation presenter Mike Neary.

Ricky told us “I am thoroughly looking forward to being an In Conversation guest, which follows the wonderful honour I received from the people of Liverpool just three months ago.  I hope some familiar faces from my past will attend and enjoy sharing our stories and anecdotes!”

In Conversation With Ricky Tomlinson will take place on Wednesday 4th March in the Concert Room of St George’s Hall (North Entrance) from 7.30pm (7pm doors).

Tickets priced at £25 are on sale now and available online at The Ticket Quarter, by calling 0844 8000 410 or from the Ticket Quarter Booth in Queen’s Square. (Online and telephone bookings are subject to a booking fee).

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