Now for something completely different

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 November 2012

Elizabeth McGovern, who takes on the role of Lady Grantham in Downton Abbey.

Elizabeth McGovern, who takes on the role of Lady Grantham in Downton Abbey.

St George's Bristol

SERIES three of Downton Abbey may have just finished, but two of the show’s stars are set to make musical appearances in Bristol.

The sensational ITV1 drama has kept audiences on the edge of their seats throughout the latest series and now fans have the chance to see two of the cast’s most recognisable faces in new roles.

Actor Brendan Coyle, who plays the formerly imprisoned valet Mr Bates, and Elizabeth McGovern, who takes on the role of Lady Grantham, wife to the Earl, are to appear on stage at St George’s Bristol in two very different shows.

On November 23 Brendan Coyle takes on the role of composer Claude Debussy for a fascinating evening of words and music, celebrating the life and loves of the great musician. Accompanied by pianist Lucy Parham, Coyle recounts Debussy’s entangled love affairs, occasional brushes with death and other real-life dramas that inspired the composer’s music.

Coyle will perform at 7.30pm and tickets, priced £11-24, are available from the box office on 0845 4024001.

Elizabeth McGovern, meanwhile, will replace the fineries of her Downton wardrobe for something far more rock chick as she brings her band Sadie and the Hotheads to the same venue.

Described as beautiful, lyrical, honest, and unpretentious, McGovern’s unique soaring voice, teamed up with the Hotheads, the Nelson Brothers, and an array of world-class musicians, will appeal to every fan of live music.

Sadie and the Hotheads will perform at 7.30pm on February 10 and tickets, priced £20.50, are available from the box office.


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