• 7th Oct
  • 7:30pm
  • £45.00

about this event


We are delighted to announce our latest fundraising event: An evening with Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter hosted by Cranleigh Arts Patron, Paul Jones, and Fiona Hendley Jones.

The two couples have known each other for many years and starred together in a National Theatre production of Guys and Dolls in the early 1980s. On Monday 7 October 2019, they reunite on the Cranleigh Arts stage to share stories from their extensive careers in film, television, theatre and music. The evening will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Imelda Staunton won the Best Actress BAFTA for her performance in Vera Drake, and is known for titles including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Shakespeare in Love and Pride. Jim Carter is best known for his role as Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey, a role that has earned him four nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. His film credits include Transformers: The Last Knight, The Golden Compass, and Shakespeare in Love. Jim and Imelda will be appearing together in the much-anticipated Downton Abbey film this September.

Advance booking for this event will be available to Friends of Cranleigh Arts Centre from 10am on Wednesday 11 September. Friends’ tickets can be purchased in person from the Cranleigh Arts Box Office, by phone on 01483 278000 and online. Click here to become a Friend! (you will need to log in or register for an account in order to complete your transaction)

Tickets will go on general release at 10am on Thursday 12 September.

Please note, sales will be limited to 4 tickets per customer.

All proceeds support Cranleigh Arts (registered charity no. 284186) and Smart Cranleigh, helping us continue bringing high quality acts and arts activities to the local stage, and supporting social wellbeing in Cranleigh.

We anticipate demand for this event will be very high, so early booking is advised. We appreciate your patience while our Box Office and phone lines are busier than usual.

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