Spend An Evening with Brian Blessed at Bridport Electric Palace on Wednesday, May 18.

The audience will be able to hear stories galore from the larger than life actor, writer and presenter’s lengthy career.

A giant of stage and screen, he is also an avid explorer and climber and An Evening with Brian Blessed will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career with tales of his adventuring.

The show will find the OBE-honoured actor reminiscing about his numerous film and TV appearances from Flash Gordon to Black Adder and I, Claudius to Z Cars. He will also talk about his three attempts to climb Everest without oxygen; his expedition to the jungles of Venezuela during which he survived a plane crash; his trek to the North Pole (he is the oldest man to go to the Pole on foot) and his many hours of space training in Russia.

With such a full and varied career spanning more than 50 years, there is no shortage of material. On screen, he has appeared in everything from Doctor Who to four of Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare films.

On stage his credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and his trademark booming, operatic voice can be heard in the Peppa Pig character Grampy Rabbit and as a voice download on TomTom’s sat nav system.

The show is suitable for those aged 14 and above. Tickets cost £27.50 in advance. Visit the box office at Bridport TIC for tickets or go to electricpalace.org.uk