Events

100 Great Plays for Women: The World of Work

In her groundbreaking book 100 Great Plays for Women, director Lucy Kerbel set out to challenge the commonly-held assumption that 'there are no good plays for women'.

In a series of thought-provoking sessions, well-known, obscure, much-loved and forgotten plays, all included in the book, are discussed and performed.

The World of Work

Plays covered: A Chat with Mrs Chicky by Evelyn Glover, Nine Till Six by Aimee and Philip Stuart, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Contractions by Mike Bartlett and The Stepmother by Gita Sowe

With guest speak Gilli Bush-Bailey.

For more information, and to book tickets, click here.

 

Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 22nd November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

In Context: Documentary & Verbatim Theatre

A session exploring documentary and verbatim theatre from the 1960s to the present day through the work of Alecky Blythe, David Hare, Max Stafford-Clark and others.

Speakers including Alecky Blythe (London Road), Bella Merlin (Professor of Acting, University of California, Davis) and Chris Megson (Royal Holloway, University of London) consider the development and popularity of the form as well as methods used by playwrights, directors and actors.

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Contributors/Speakers:
Alecky Blythe, Bella Merlin

Date:  Tuesday 25th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

Crowning King Charles III: Mike Bartlett on his 'future history' play

Shaped in the spirit of Shakespearean tradition, Mike Bartlett’s controversial West End hit King Charles III offers a penetrating look at the people beneath their crowns and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

Hear the playwright discuss his vision of the monarchy after Elizabeth II with theatre critic and journalist Mark Shenton while we celebrate the publication of this modern classic in a new – gorgeously regal – hardback edition.

Tickets £3 for Waterstones Cardholders or £5, wine provided. To book call the branch on 020 7794 1098.

Book:
King Charles III (special edition)

Contributor/Speaker:
Mike Bartlett

Date:  Friday 28th November 2014 7.00pm
Location:  Waterstones Hampstead, NW3 1QP