Legendary screen and stage performer Julie Andrews is scheduled to return to the U.K. for a tour of speaking engagements entitled An Evening with Julie Andrews. This announcement comes after Andrews recently sold-out a six city tour in Australia and New Zealand.
The production will feature Andrews discussing her real life princess diaries and giving insight into the more than 65 years she has spent in show business. In a statement Andrews shared, It is a great joy for me to be returning to my home country. I look forward to sharing stories of my career and providing the audience with a few extra nuggets that may not have been seen before.”
Andrews debuted on Broadway at the young and tender age of 19 in The Boyfriend. She went on to create the role of Eliza Doolittle in the stage production of My Fair Lady as well as the role of Guinevere in Camelot. She received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mary Poppins in her first film role, and was nominated for her performance as Maria Von Trapp in the classical production The Sound of Music. Andrews became the first actress to be given the special Tribute Award of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1989. The actress has also gone on to win five Golden Globe Awards, one of which was for her performance in the film Victor/Victoria, a role she later reprised on stage for the Broadway production in 1995. She has also been granted the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire as given by Queen Elizabeth II in the year 2000.
An Evening with Julie Andrews is set to play the NIA in Birmingham May 24, 2014, followed by EchoTwo in Liverpool May 27, 2014, and London’s Hammersmith Apollo May 30- 31.