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Jude Law to star in Samuel Beckett Centenary Gala Evening

Jude Law is starring in an anthology evening of Beckett readings and performances directed by, and starring, Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella.

Samuel Beckett Centenary Gala
Start Date:02/04/2006
Start Time:19:00
Prices:adult £60, £40, £20
Genres:Performing Arts
Venue Name:Concert Hall
Address:Blagrave Street
Reading
RG1 1QH
Berkshire
Box Office:0118 960 6060
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Hollywood star Jude Law is to join a star-studded celebration of Beckett's Work at Reading's Concert Hall on Sunday 2 April, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.

The evening will be an anthology of Beckett readings and performances directed by, and starring, Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella.

Amongst the other performers muted to be taking part are Alan Rickman, Felicity Kendall, and comedian Lee Evans.

The evening is part of the 100 year anniversary celebrations of Beckett's birth being coordinated by the University of Reading and includes the performance of comic and moving passages from Beckett's body of work.

There will also be the chance to attend a drinks reception, which offers a unique opportunity to mingle with the stars.

Speaking about the evening, Anthony Minghella said: "As patron of the Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading, I have close links with the University and have been a devoted admirer of Samuel Beckett since my student days.

"I am honoured to be involved in this celebration of his work. I am very pleased to know all proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Relief, a charity close to my heart who I know do fantastic work for people living with cancer.

"I hope the event will be a thoroughly enjoyable one which raises vital funds for Macmillan."

The idea for the celebration week came from Professor James Knowlson of the University of Reading who was a personal friend of Beckett, as well as being his biographer.

last updated: 23/03/06
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