Julie Andrews to discuss memoir in one-off Southbank event

Julie Andrews to discuss memoir in one-off Southbank event

Actress Dame Julie Andrews will appear in a one-off event at the Southbank Centre this November to discuss her upcoming memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (Weidenfeld & Nicholson).

During the event, hosted by actor Alex Jennings, Andrews will discuss her career, including stage and film roles such as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway and Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

The conversation will be followed by an audience Q+A with pre-sourced questions.

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years will pick-up where her 2008 book, Home (W&N), left off, spanning the 1960s through to the late 1980s. Out on 15th October and co-written with the author’s daughter, the new title tells the tale of Andrews’ arrival in Hollywood and her professional and personal highs and lows in the years that followed.

W&N announced the publication of the memoir last month, after publisher and chair Alan Samson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Hachette Book Group, Inc, which secured world rights all languages from Steve Sauer at Media Four in Los Angeles.

At the time the publisher said: “Home Work takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an astonishing life that is funny, heartrending and inspiring. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television; she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards.”

‘A Conversation with Dame Julie Andrews’, organised in collaboration with Fane Productions, will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd November. An allocation of tickets will go on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am on 30th July and a further allocation will go on sale to the general public at 10am on 31st July.

Each ticket will include a hardback copy of the memoir, supplied by Foyles bookshop.