Pam Ayres at Stratford Civic Hall

By IH Monday 18 February 2013 Updated: 22/02 15:34

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PAM Ayres returns to Stratford Civic Hall with her own distinctive brand of comic poetry on Wednesday March 6.

She has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over 35 years since winning the talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1975, and has become an audience favourite for her sharp perception of the comic detail of everyday life.

Pam’s autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was the UK’s best-selling female autobiography when it was published in 2011, and she is one of the few authors who has had bestsellers in the Sunday Times charts in almost every decade since the 1970s. 

She is the author of several best selling poetry collections, including The Works, With These Hands, and Surgically Enhanced. Her books of poetry have sold millions over the years, and many of her poems are in school textbooks around the world including China, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, South Africa, Ireland and Singapore. Pam’s next book of poems will be published in Autumn 2013.

Recent TV appearances include My Life in Books, Paul O’Grady, The One Show, Gardeners’ World, QI, Countdown, and Alan Titchmarsh.

On BBC Radio 4, Pam is a regular guest on programmes such as Just A Minute, Loose Ends, and Saturday Live, and she has also recorded four series of her own programme, Ayres On The Air.

Pam has toured Australia and New Zealand regularly over the years, the most recent, and she is one of the few solo comediennes to have performed in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

Pam has appeared three times for The Queen – at the Silver Jubilee Royal Variety Performance in 1977, at a Royal Gala Charity Reception at St. James Palace in 1996, when Pam, as the only entertainer, performed part of her solo stage show, and finally at Sandingham Women’s Institute in 2004, when the Queen attended in her capacity as President of the local WI. She was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2004.

For tickets visit or call the box office on 01789 207100.

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