1 May 2014

Thursday 01 May

Ms Patricia Routledge OBE, CBE and renowned pianist, Mr Piers Lane AO, start their Australian tour of Admission:  One Shilling in Hobart on Thursday 2nd May at the Theatre Royal.

It was appropriate that Ms Routledge's alter ego, Hyacinth Bucket (Bouquet), in the long running BBC television series "Keeping Up Appearances" should be invited to take morning tea with the Governor and Mrs Underwood.

Admission:  One Shilling tells the story of Dame Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts. In Myra Hess’ own words and with piano music by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Chopin, we hear how the ‘great adventure’ of almost 1700 concerts began, and how they continued while bombs rained down on London.

Here are some photographs of the visit to Government House:

Ms Routledge at home in the Drawing Room.

Ms Routledge at home in the Drawing Room.

1 May 2014

1 May 2014

1 May 2014

In the Ball Room with Mr Lane at the piano.

In the Ball Room with Mr Lane at the piano.

With Mrs Frances Underwood.

With Mrs Frances Underwood.

And the Governor.

And the Governor.

1 May 2014

1 May 2014

Mr Lane, Ms Routledge and Mr Andrew McKinnon whose company is presenting the Australian tour of Admission:  One Shilling.

Mr Lane, Ms Routledge and Mr Andrew McKinnon whose company is presenting the Australian tour of Admission: One Shilling.

Executive Butler, Mr Millington, has set the table for a big dinner that evening but 'Mrs Bouquet' cast her expert eye over it.

Executive Butler, Mr Millington, has set the table for a big dinner that evening but 'Mrs Bouquet' cast her expert eye over it.

An interview with the media.

An interview with the media.

A final word of advice for the Butler.

A final word of advice for the Butler.

Two charming and gracious guests, Ms Patricia Routledge OBE, CBE and Mr Piers Lane AO.

Two charming and gracious guests, Ms Patricia Routledge OBE, CBE and Mr Piers Lane AO.