Join Linda Regan and her actor husband, Brian Murphy, for lunch on Saturday 13 May to hear how she combines her successful acting career with writing hard-hitting crime novels.

Both Linda and Brian have a special affection for Eastbourne and they have very generously donated their time to enable the Friends to raise funds to support the lovely Devonshire Park Theatre.

This event, a new venture for the FDPT,  is open to the public as well as members of the FDPT.

Tickets:  £25 per person (£2 off for members of FDPT)
International Tennis Centre, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne
12 noon for 12.30pm

For full details on how to obtain tickets for the lunch, please view and download the order form here.

Born into a theatrical family, Linda Regan has been a professional actress all her working life with a career that has included television, film and live theatre.  She is perhaps best known for her performance as the love-struck Yellow Coat, April, in the BBC hit sitcom “Hi-de-Hi”.   Her husband, Brian Murphy – who is also a Patron of the Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre – is still remembered best for his role as the henpecked husband George Roper in Man About the House and spin-off George and Mildred, with co-star the late Yootha Joyce.  He also had a seven-year stint as Alvin Smedley in BBC’s Last of the Summer Wine.

The crime novels Linda writes are police procedural and feature a murder division based in South London – where crime is fairly tough.  She says she writes it how it is, although all her work is fiction.  Her latest novel Sisterhoods has just been published and is out in paperback and as an e-book. Her theatrical roots and south-London background bring a real sense of authenticity to her work and, with her actor’s eye for detail and characterisation, many believe it is only a matter of time before her books are made into film or TV.

Despite writing from a young age, her first novel Behind You was very nearly not published.  She was so embarrassed by it that she threw it away – but husband, Brian, rescued it and sent it into Crème de la Crime worldwide search for new crime writers and she won it!

Join her on 13 May to hear the rest of her story ……..

Linda will also be selling and signing her books at the lunch.

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