Prepare to be Enthralled by Brian Blessed Live: An Epic Homecoming Celebration in Mexborough!

Prepare to be Enthralled by Brian Blessed Live: An Epic Homecoming Celebration in Mexborough!

08:50 25 May in Member News

Mexborough, Brace yourself for an unforgettable evening as Mexborough’s prodigal son, the legendary Brian Blessed, returns to his hometown on October 27th, 2023. In an awe-inspiring celebration, Brian will unveil a plaque honouring Harry Dobson, the renowned theatre director who discovered Brian’s remarkable talent. During the day, the plaque will be revealed to honour Dobson’s invaluable contributions to the local theatre scene. Later, prepare to be captivated by “An Audience with Brian Blessed” at the newly refurbished Empress Building, located in the heart of Mexborough town centre.

This momentous event has been meticulously organized by Giles Brearley and Mexborough Heritage society, Jason Mace, the CEO of Gala Tent and owner of the Empress Building, and Craig Mastrototaro, the Managing Director of the Event Management Company, Reyt Good Events. Their collective expertise has paved the way for an evening of unparalleled entertainment that will leave audiences awestruck.

Step into a world where dreams soar higher than the clouds, and inspiration knows no bounds. Brian Blessed’s larger-than-life persona, with his booming operatic voice that can shake the very foundations of the earth, will sweep you away on an intimate and awe-inspiring journey. His boundless achievements and magnetic presence have ignited the sparks of passion within countless individuals.

Born in Mexborough in 1936 the son of a coal miner, Brian Blessed’s remarkable journey from a mining village to becoming one of the nation’s most cherished and respected actors is a tale that will leave you spellbound. From his start as a youngster at Mexborough Theatre Guild Brian went on to train at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and great success followed. Brian has seamlessly conquered every medium, leaving his own indelible mark on stage, screen, and beyond.

You may recognize Brian from his unforgettable roles in Blackadder, Flash Gordon, and I, Claudius, where he brought characters to life with unparalleled energy and charisma. Now, prepare to be transported into worlds of fantasy and adventure as he takes you on a whirlwind journey through his illustrious career spanning nearly half a century. Witness heroes rise, and legends are born before your eyes.

However, Brian Blessed’s talents extend far beyond the realms of acting. He fearlessly conquered the majestic heights of Mount Everest not just once, but an astonishing three times, solidifying his place among the world’s greatest adventurers. Join him as he shares riveting tales from his daring expeditions through the untamed jungles of Venezuela, where danger lurked at every turn.

This exclusive invitation grants you entry to an evening of pure enchantment and inspiration as Mexborough welcomes back its beloved son. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary homecoming celebration, leaving you awestruck and rejuvenated.

Limited tickets are selling fast, so secure your place now to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey with the incomparable Brian Blessed. Get ready for a night of extraordinary entertainment that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Brian Blessed, the legendary actor and adventurer, shares his excitement about returning to Mexborough:

“I am overjoyed to be returning to my beloved hometown of Mexborough, where my journey as an actor began. It fills my heart with immense pride to unveil a plaque honouring the incredible Harry Dobson, who discovered my talents and nurtured my passion for the stage. Mexborough holds a special place in my heart, and I cannot wait to share this unforgettable evening with the people who have supported me throughout my career. Prepare for a night of extraordinary entertainment, where dreams will soar, and inspiration will know no bounds. See you all there!”

Craig Mastrototaro, Managing Director of the Event Management Company Reyt Good Events, shares his enthusiasm for the upcoming homecoming celebration:

“We are honored to be a part of this monumental event, bringing together the incredible talents of Brian Blessed and the rich heritage of Mexborough. This homecoming celebration is a testament to the power of dreams, resilience, and the unwavering support of a community. We have worked tirelessly to create an evening that will transport the audience into a world of enchantment and inspiration. Mexborough is in for an extraordinary night that will leave a lasting impact on everyone fortunate enough to attend. Join us as we celebrate the remarkable achievements of Brian Blessed and the indomitable spirit of Mexborough!”

Giles Brearly, Local TV and Radio Personality, expresses his excitement about the event:

“As a lifelong supporter of the arts and a proud member of the Mexborough community, I am thrilled to be part of this extraordinary homecoming celebration. Brian Blessed’s immense talent and larger-than-life personality have always inspired us, and we couldn’t be prouder to welcome him back to where it all began.”

Jason Mace, CEO of Gala Tent and Owner of the Empress Building, shares his anticipation for the event:

“It is an absolute honour to host Brian Blessed’s homecoming celebration

Tickets can be purchased from the official Empress Building website

Kieran Bridges
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