Nicholas Parsons
Nicholas Parsons

Lichfield Festival will welcome BBC Radio 4 panel game Just a Minute to the Garrick Theatre.

Four celebrity guests will join host Nicholas Parsons as they aim to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Elsewhere, Lichfield Cathedral will be the setting for a performance from Natalie Clein and the European Union Chamber Orchestra at 7.30pm.

There will be more music when the Sara Colman Band bring jazz to the George IV, while the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel will welcome pianist James Baillieu at 1pm.

Film fans will be able to see The Social Network at the Guildhall at 9.30pm. Or if theatre is more to your taste, then a performance of The Turn of The Screw takes place at the George Hotel at 7.45pm.

The same hotel will welcome author Annelise Freisenbruch for a talk at 10.30am, while one-man show The Boy With Tape On His Face is at the Garrick Studio at 8pm. A spokesperson for the show said:

“Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. This show speaks for itself. Combine the childlike absurdity of Vic Reeves with the deft, physical intonation of Hugh Laurie and the genius of Charlie Chaplin and you have Sam Wills.

“This completely original one-man show from New Zealand is attracting attention across the globe and was a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe.”

People will detective when they begin the hunt for Trevor, the Festival’s pig.

Every day the decorated statue will be in a different location across the city. The first person to spot him and report back to will win two tickets to a Lichfield Festival event.

The Lichfield Festival runs until July 17. For the full programme and ticket information visit

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