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The Game is On - An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss & Friends * 19 October 2012


Actor and writer Mark Gatiss will host an exclusive fundraiser on Sunday 11th November  from 15:00GMT at The Criterion Theatre, London, in support of London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. The Game Is On: An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss & Friends will feature the following cast members and crew from Sherlock in attendance on stage:

Mark Gatiss

Martin Freeman

Louise Brealey

Rupert Graves

Andrew Scott (UPDATE - sadly no longer attending due to filming commitments)

Una Stubbs

Steven Moffat

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Fans will have the opportunity to participate by submitting questions via email in advance of the event to Please indicate if you would like your question to be answered by a specific guest.

- All questions should be submitted by 17:30GMT of Friday 9 November 2012.

- The event will run from 15:00GMT to around 17:15GMT, with a 15 minute interval.

- A small number of additional tickets will be released later this week. @gayswitchboard will advise fans when they are available.

- An audio recording of the event will be made so that any Sherlock fans who are unable to attend can enjoy it too.

- As guests will have a limited amount of time there will not be opportunity for a signing, however a number of pre-signed posters will be sold on the day. There aren't a confirmed number of posters that will be available for sale, but we're assured there will be a 'reasonable' amount. Sales of the posters will take place in the main bar of the Criterion Theatre, so they will not be available for purchase by non ticket holders. Sales will take place during the interval and after the talk, not before to discourage early queuing.

- Photography by patrons of  the event is prohibited. An official event photographer has been booked, and photographs from the day will be released soon after.

The Game Is On will raise funds for the charity's information and support services to the LGBT community, which include a free and confidential telephone helpline, instant messaging and email support.

Laura Skedgell from London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard said: "We're delighted to present this Q&A event hosted by our Patron, Mark Gatiss. It promises to be an unmissable afternoon of entertainment for fans of Mark and his cult shows, which will help us to continue to support the LGBT community on issues from coming out to going out and everything in between."

Tickets for The Game Is On cost £20-£40 and are available from Ticket Master.

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Full Terms and Conditions:

The event is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hartswood Films or the BBC. All advertised guests appear subject to their professional availability. Should a guest have to withdraw from appearing at the event, every step will be taken to secure a suitable replacement. Guests will not be available for photographs or autographs before or after the event. Admission is at ticket holder's risk. The promoter and the venue shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage sustained within the premises. All ticket holders consent to filming and sound recording as members of the audience. No unauthorized filming or sound recording: any breach will lead to temporary confiscation of equipment. The Management reserves the right to make any changes whatsoever in the event owing to unforeseen or unavoidable cause.


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