Two Halves of Guinness takes an entertaining & insightful tour of the life and times of Sir Alec Guinness, from his first meeting with Sir John Gielgud to far away galaxies in Star Wars and back again.
The play begins in the late 1970’s as Star Wars is set to become one of the biggest films of all time featuring Guinness’ iconic performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Amidst fears he will be remembered only as a Jedi Knight, Sir Alec reflects on his life and career – both up to, and then beyond, Star Wars. The golden days of British film and theatre, of which Guinness was so vital a part, form the backdrop to the action.
Two Halves of Guinness was premiered in Brighton in 2010 and has since been performed at numerous venues across the UK. Lavender Hill Productions is delighted to be bringing this show to the Petersfield Museum & the town in which Sir Alec made his home.
Please note: This show is being held on two separate dates (23rd & 24th June). This event is not split across two dates, but with each date hosting a full showing. The ticket you purchase will be for the specific date you have chosen and is not inclusive of the alternative date.
Runtime: 90 minutes
Doors open at 7pm.
Curtains up at 7:30pm
ACT ONE – 55 minutes
INTERVAL – 15 minutes
ACT TWO – 35 minutes