Archers star Sunny Ormonde to stage one-woman show in Broadstairs

Sunny Ormonde Photo Roddy Peters

The Archers star Sunny Ormonde will be performing at the Pavillion, Broadstairs, on July 5.

The acclaimed actress, who plays Lilian in the long-running radio soap, will be staging her successful one-woman show, with appearances ranging from Shirley Valentine to Winston Churchill, as well as her gin-loving Archers character.

BroadstairsLit co-founder Jane Wenham-Jones – who interviewed Ormonde for BroadstairsLit last year – said: “Sunny, like Lilian, is a fantastic character. It’s always a joy to see her perform – she’s hilarious. It’s great to be welcoming her to back to another BroadstairsLit event.”

Sunny’s alter ego Lilian Bellamy – who she has played since 2000 – is one of the show’s favourite wild cards. Whether she is roaring about Ambridge on a Harley Davidson motorbike, or drinking The Bull and the cider shed dry, she’s never far from the action.

Sunny says of her show, which includes poems and limericks: ‘“It’s a fun evening with variety and lots of laughs – that’s always good.”

The evening includes a Q&A, with a chance to win a signed script from the world’s longest-running soap opera. You can hear Sunny talking  about her show here

Denise Martin-Harker, director of BroadstairsLit, said: “We feel very lucky to be hosting this exceptional one-woman show locally at such a reasonable ticket price. Ormonde’s humour, banter, and anecdotes will have non-Archers clutching their sides, and if you’re a fan of the radio soap then it’s a sure-fire must.”

The show starts at 7.30pm with tickets priced at £15.

Special group offer: Wine and nibbles will be included on a limited number of tables for six guests or more.  This will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please email [email protected] to apply.

For all other tickets, book online at, or locally at La De Da Boutique, High Street, Broadstairs or The Home Front Tea Room, King Street, Ramsgate.

Still to come in 2019:

September 12:  The BroadstairsLIt Party Night – the launch of The Big Five O – a novel by Jane Wenham-Jones that is set in Thanet –  with special guests and live music.

November 3:  Jonathan Aitken. The former Thanet MP talks about his new life as a prison chaplain.

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  1. How fantastic to see Lillian live have listened to the Archers since I can remember as a child saw the cast on it 50 Anniversary weekend in Birmingham Wendy Jarvis

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