A HISTORIC theatre is to see a number of big-name actors and musicians tread its boards in its varied programme for the upcoming season.

Renowned musician Julian Lloyd Webber; actors Edward Fox, Geraldine McEwan, Eileen Atkins and Helen Fraser; and singer songwriter Hazel O Connor are some of the stars performing in Richmond Georgian Theatre Royal’s 2014 spring and summer season.

Theatre manager Warnock Kerr said: “The Georgian Theatre has a special place in theatre history – being the oldest working theatre in its original form in the UK – and as such attracts a loyal following from artists and audiences alike.

“We are extremely lucky to be hosting acts of this calibre who relish the opportunity of performing on its celebrated and distinguished stage.”

Starting the programme on Sunday, February 2 is a concert by Julian Lloyd Webber and his wife, fellow cellist, Jiaxin Lloyd Webber.

There will also be a series of Sunday afternoon sessions with three of Britain’s most popular actors who will be in conversation with Richard Digby Day, stage director and international lecturer in theatre and dramatic art.

Taking their place in the interviewer’s chair will be Geraldine McEwan on March 9 - familiar to television audiences for Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple; Edward Fox on April 13 - best known for the hit film Day of the Jackal and television drama Edward and Mrs Simpson; and Dame Eileen Atkins on April 20 - winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in Cranford.

Hazel O’ Connor, award-winning singer and songwriter, will perform on March 14.

Also featured in the spring and summer season are tributes to Queen, on February 21, The Beatles on May 30, as well as the Jerry Lee Lewis Story on May 10 and a performance by songwriter Chris Difford on March 29 .

For details visit georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk or call the box office on 01748-825252.