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Published date: July 18, 2017
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Young Critics Review: Sir Tony Robinson in Conversation

The Lichfield Festival Young Critics are all aged 18 and under.  They attend a number of events at the Lichfield Festival and send us their review within 24 hours.  

Sir Tony Robinson in Conversation

On Saturday 15th July, I saw Sir Tony Robinson at the Garrick Theatre where I got to learn more about his varied career from starring in a production of ‘Oliver’ at a young age to playing Baldrick in ‘Blackadder’.

The evening started off with an interview where we got to find out about how he started off his acting career as the Artful Dodger, and the audience were laughing after the story about what happened to Sir Tony when filming ‘Time Team’ at Buckingham Palace. Charlie Jordan from Smooth Extra Radio interviewed Robinson, they had a good rapport with each other and the conversation flowed really well.

After Sir Tony Robinson told us about his education, knighthood and ‘Time Team’, the audience got the opportunity to ask him some questions about his career, which a lot of people did. There was also a chance to meet Sir Tony in person where he would sign copies of his autobiography.

Sir Tony told a lot of anecdotes and even did an impression of Baldrick from ‘Blackadder’, which was funny. He came across as a really nice person who is very passionate about his family and acting.

Sir Tony Robinson was great at connecting with the audience and from the round of applause at the end, everyone enjoyed the event.

By Clodagh Delahunty-Forrest

Young Critic

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