A special Christmas treat: Dame Judi Dench is back in the West End – on stage – in person for three shows only celebrating her incredible career – and Christmas!
I Remember It Well – The Christmas Edition, presented by Fane on three Sundays, 27 November, 4 and 18 December, at the Gielgud Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, sees Judi Dench joining her friend Gyles Brandreth on a glorious trip down memory lane as together:
In Act One they will explore the legendary actress’s extraordinary life and times, from her childhood in York in the 1930s to her latest Oscar nomination in 2022.
In Act Two they will host a fun-packed Christmas Party with a star-studded cast of imaginary guests and the Christmas presents they have (or haven’t) brought, as well as some seasonal party pieces from Judi and Gyles.
Gyles said: “I’m going to a Christmas party and Judi Dench is bringing all the guests. It’ll be just the two of us on stage, but we’ll have a cast list that runs from William Shakespeare to James Bond, from Clint Eastwood to Billy Connolly, with stories of so many of the extraordinary people and amazing moments Judi has known during her incredible career. There’ll be laughs, crackers and a bran tub of surprises. There might be a festive song or two, too.”
Judi said: “My Christmas is going to start quite early this year with a lot of larking about with Gyles Brandreth at the Gielgud. Hopefully see you there!”
Audiences can expect moments from Shakespeare and anecdotes galore – stories, sonnets, even some singing. Of course, there will be crackers and a Christmas tree, too.
Last time Dench & Brandreth were in the West End, it was a total sell-out with 5 star reviews, laughter, tears and standing ovations at every performance. Don’t miss out this Christmas.