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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Insightful Look at The Life of Alec Guinness at The Met

The Met welcomes Two Halves of Guinness on Wednesday 5 October at 8pm.

Alec Guinness\’ stage and screen career spanned decades of cinematic glory, winning multiple Olivier, Tony and BAFTA and Academy awards along the way.

His acclaimed work in films such as Kind Hearts and Coronets, Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge On The River Kwai, and his stage work alongside Olivier and Gielgud, established him as a household name.

Mark Burgess\’ funny and insightful play sees Trevor Littledale offer an uncanny portrayal of one of the world\’s best-loved stars reflecting on acting, faith, family and his shattering insecurity, played to a background of the golden days of British film and theatre.

We join Sir Alec in the late 70s, as Star Wars is set to become one of the biggest films of all time, featuring his iconic performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Amidst fears he will be remembered only as a Jedi Knight, Sir Alec hadn\’t counted on the involvement of a master spy…

\’A first-rate performance: this is a great piece of writing, directing and acting.\’ The Latest Brighton

\’I don\’t know what else I could do but pretend to be an actor.\’ Alec Guinness

Tickets are £10, £8 concessions and £5 for under 26s. For more information and to book phone The Met on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.