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Neil Morrissey and David Mitchell lend support to King's Lynn cultural extravaganza




Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey and comedian David Mitchell, from BBC TV's Would I Lie To You?, will be among the stars supporting Sunday's show at the St George's Guildhall in Lynn marking 575 years since the first recorded play in the building in 1445.

The extravaganza '1445 And All That', organised by the Shakespeare Guildhall Trust has something for everyone with entertainment and history presented in equal manner.

Morrissey, who came to Lynn in 2018 to film scenes for the ITV crime drama Unforgotten, will make an appearance on the big screen.

Actor Neil Morrissey filming in King's Lynn.. (25489739)
Actor Neil Morrissey filming in King's Lynn.. (25489739)

Mitchell too will be on the big screen, alongside Alex Horne, of the Horne Section and Tim Bentinck, best known for his long-running role as David Archer in BBC Radio 4's The Archers. The latter, also known as the 12th Earl of Portland, he has a personal connection to Lynn as his ancestor George Bentinck was MP for Lynn and the person the Bentinck Dock was named after.

The show is overseen by actor and SGT trustee, Tim FitzHigham. It follows an afternoon of talks and entertainment, including Lynn Young Players performing an extract from A Midsummer's Night's Dream, historians Paul Richards, Kate Parker, Elizabeth Pye and James Wallis, giving new insights into the history of the Guildhall.

The afternoon is free but the evening show, starting at 7pm, is priced at £8 to £12. Tickets from the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864.

David Mitchell (25672754)
David Mitchell (25672754)
Tim Bentinck (25490306)
Tim Bentinck (25490306)

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