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Sidney Poitier

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is an American-born Bahamian actor, film director, author, and diplomat.
In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three successful films: To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, making him the top box-office star of that year. In all three films, issues revolve around the race of the characters Poitier portrays. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Poitier among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking 22nd on the list of 25.
Poitier has directed a number of popular movies, such as A Piece of the Action, Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do It Again and Stir Crazy. In 2002, thirty-eight years after receiving the Best Actor Award, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Award, designated "To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being." Since 1997, he has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan. On August 12, 2009, Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama.

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Sidney Poitier is preparing for

  • The Seagull - Maid

    20:15, Tue 7th July 2020 - Sat 11th July 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    12:00, Tue 14th July 2020 - Sat 18th July 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    21:00, Tue 21st July 2020 - Sat 25th July 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises…

  • Sunset Boulevard - Lighting Designer

    20:15, Tue 4th August 2020 - Fri 7th August 2020 at The Old Vic

    Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmond…

  • Titus Andronicus - Lucius

    20:30, Mon 17th August 2020 - Sat 22nd August 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    21:00, Mon 24th August 2020 - Sat 29th August 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    12:00, Mon 31st August 2020 - Sat 5th September 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    Titus Andronicus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, and possibly George Peele, believed to have been written between 1588 and 1593. It is thought to be Shakespeare's first tragedy, and is often seen…

  • Brigadoon - Trombone

    12:00, Mon 7th September 2020 - Thu 10th September 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story involves two…

  • Julius Caesar - Producer

    21:00, Tue 22nd September 2020 - Sat 26th September 2020 at Royal Court Theatre

    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and…

  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Costume Designer

    21:00, Tue 13th October 2020 - Sat 17th October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:30, Tue 20th October 2020 - Sat 24th October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    19:15, Tue 27th October 2020 - Sat 31st October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The two parts of the play are separately presentable and enti…

  • War Horse - Sgt. Sam Perkins

    19:30, Mon 2nd November 2020 - Thu 5th November 2020 at Barbican Centre

    War Horse is a play based on the book of the same name by acclaimed children's writer Michael Morpurgo, adapted for stage by Nick Stafford. Originally Morpurgo thought "they must be mad" to try to make…

  • Aida - Trombone

    19:45, Tue 8th December 2020 - Sat 12th December 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.
    Aida premiered on Broadway on…

  • Mame - Bassoon

    19:30, Sun 27th December 2020 - Sat 2nd January 2021 at Random Venue 91

    Mame is a musical with the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Originally titled My Best Girl, it is based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis…

  • The Sound of Music - Kurt von Trapp

    19:15, Wed 27th January 2021 at Random Venue 77
    19:45, Sat 30th January 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:45, Mon 1st February 2021 at Random Venue 96
    21:30, Wed 3rd February 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:00, Thu 4th February 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Fri 5th February 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    22:00, Sun 7th February 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:15, Wed 10th February 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:00, Sat 13th February 2021 at The Old Vic

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Lighting Designer

    19:30, Tue 9th February 2021 - Fri 12th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.…

  • Prometheus Bound - Sound Designer

    20:00, Tue 9th February 2021 - Fri 12th February 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Prometheus Bound is an Ancient Greek tragedy. In Antiquity, this drama was attributed to Aeschylus, but is now considered by some scholars to be the work of another hand, perhaps one as late as ca. 415…

  • Dreamgirls - Drums

    20:00, Sun 7th March 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:15, Tue 9th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    19:30, Thu 11th March 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles,…

  • The Sound of Music - Violin

    11:30, Tue 6th April 2021 - Fri 9th April 2021 at Random Venue 81

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Peer Gynt - Aslak

    20:45, Mon 26th April 2021 - Thu 29th April 2021 at Random Venue 4
    20:30, Mon 3rd May 2021 - Thu 6th May 2021 at Random Venue 4
    20:15, Mon 10th May 2021 - Thu 13th May 2021 at Random Venue 4

    Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt. Written in the Dano-Norwegian language, it is the most widely performed Norwegian…

  • Prometheus Bound - Publicity Designer

    20:15, Sun 16th May 2021 - Wed 19th May 2021 at Random Venue 39

    Prometheus Bound is an Ancient Greek tragedy. In Antiquity, this drama was attributed to Aeschylus, but is now considered by some scholars to be the work of another hand, perhaps one as late as ca. 415…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross - Producer

    13:00, Mon 19th July 2021 - Sat 24th July 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Director

    20:00, Thu 26th August 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:30, Sun 29th August 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:45, Wed 1st September 2021 at Random Venue 27
    20:15, Thu 2nd September 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    11:30, Sun 5th September 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:15, Tue 7th September 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:30, Thu 9th September 2021 at Random Venue 91
    20:15, Sun 12th September 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in…

  • Macbeth - Lady Macbeth

    20:45, Tue 5th October 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Baron Arnheim

    19:15, Mon 8th November 2021 - Sat 13th November 2021 at Random Venue 47

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the…

  • Wicked - Nessarose

    19:30, Mon 15th November 2021 - Fri 19th November 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a…

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