Famous son of Rasen returns for anniversary

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One of the Market Rasen area’s most famous sons is to return to Lincolnshire this month.

As part of a year of special events to mark the Magna Carta 800 anniversary, Jim Broadbent and friends will be performing ‘An Evening with Tennyson, celebrating the county’s most famous poet’ in Lincoln Cathedral this Friday, October 9.

This high profile event will take place in the splendour of the nave and all profits will be donated to maintain and care for the Cathedral building.

“We are delighted to welcome Jim back to his home county and look forward to an entertaining and magical evening,” said a Cathedral spokesman.

To book tickets for this one-off event, prices from £12 to £20, visit eveningwithtennyson.eventbrite.co.uk or call Patrick on 01522 561612 for more information.

Born in Lincoln in 1949, Jim Broadbent is one of England’s most versatile and accomplished character actors.

He attended Legsby Primary School and his parents founded the Lindsey Rural Players, whose theatre at Wickenby retains the family name.

He has received many honours for his extensive work on television and film - Academy Award, BAFTAs and more.

In November, he makes his long-awaited return to the West End Stage as Scrooge in Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of the Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.