It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

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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