STAGE and screen star Jeremy Irons returned to the theatre in which he acted in 1972 to help with its fundraising.
The actor trod the boards at Wallingford’s Corn Exchange on Monday to help raise cash for equipment to bring the theatre and cinema up to date.
After reading two extracts from T S Eliot’s Practical Cats he was quizzed by the Sinodun Players’ chairman Gloria Wright before answering questions from the audience.
Mr Irons said he was happy to be there to help keep the theatre going because “it makes Wallingford and our surrounding villages a much richer place to live”.
He added: “It is very nostalgic to be back there – same marks on the carpet and so on.”