Events

Enda Walsh on Ballyturk - National Theatre Platform

The writer and director discusses his new play, Ballyturk. This Platform is followed by a booksigning.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the National Theatre website here.

Books:
Ballyturk, Enda Walsh Plays: One, Enda Walsh Plays: Two

Contributor/Speaker:
Enda Walsh

Date:  Friday 19th September 2014 6.00pm
Location:  Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, London

Rona Munro on The James Plays - National Theatre Platform

Playwright Rona Munro and director Laurie Sansom discuss The James Plays, a trilogy of plays about the kings of Scotland.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the National Theatre website here.

Book:
The James Plays

Contributor/Speaker:
Rona Munro

Date:  Friday 26th September 2014 6.00pm
Location:  Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London

In Context: Ballyturk

Enda Walsh on Irish playwriting – working with and against the great tradition. With James Moran, University of Nottingham.

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

Book:
Ballyturk

Date:  Monday 29th September 2014 2.00pm
Location:  National Theatre, London

Alecky Blythe Masterclass

Actor and writer Alecky Blythe, creator of the award winning London Road at the National Theatre and the current Little Revolution at the Almeida, in which she is also acting, will give a masterclass on Tuesday 30 September at 2.30pm.

For more information, see the Masterclass website.

Books:
Little Revolution, London Road

Contributor/Speaker:
Alecky Blythe

Date:  Tuesday 30th September 2014 2.30pm
Location:  Theatre Royal, Haymarket

100 Great Plays for Women: Power

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.

Power
 
Plays covered: Welcome to Thebes by Moira Buffini, Numbers by Kieron Barry, House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, The Amen Corner by James Baldwin and Breath Boom by Kia Corthron
 
With guest speaker Moira Buffini.
 
For more information, and to book tickets, click here.
Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Wednesday 1st October 2014 6.30pm
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

100 Great Plays for Women: One Woman Plays

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.

One Woman Plays

Plays covered: Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell, Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett, Grounded by George Brant, Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall and Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

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

Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Wednesday 8th October 2014 6.30pm
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

The Actor and the Camera - Q&A and networking event

Drawing on his lifetime career in front of the camera (and sometimes behind it), Denis Lawson offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to acting for film and TV. For the young actor hoping to break into the industry – whether in a drama series, soap or sitcom – The Actor and the Camera is the ultimate insider’s guide.

This session will be a hosted Q&A with Denis Lawson offering hands-on, practical advice on how to succeed as an actor in the incredibly competitive TV and film industries.

There'll be a chance to network, a few glasses of wine, and the book itself will be available to buy at a discounted rate.

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

Book:
The Actor and the Camera

Contributor/Speaker:
Denis Lawson

Date:  Wednesday 8th October 2014 6.00pm
Location:  IdeasTap, London Bridge, London

Kindertransport: The Life of a Play

Diane Samuels’ play Kindertransport has enjoyed success all over the world since its premiere in 1993. The recently published Kindertransport: The author’s guide to the play has been described by The Stage as "an informative, enlightening contribution to textual study and performance."

Join actors Paula Wilcox, Ruth Mitchell and Sarah Shanson as they share their reflections on performing key roles and read excerpts from the play, alongside insights into the writing process from the author and commentary from one of the Kinder, Ruth Barnett.

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

Books:
Diane Samuels' Kindertransport - The author's guide to the play, Kindertransport

Contributor/Speaker:
Diane Samuels

Date:  Tuesday 14th October 2014 7.30pm
Location:  JW3, Finchley Road, London

100 Great Plays for Women: Domestic Dramas

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.

Domestic Dramas

Plays covered: August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith, Men Should Weep by Ena Lamont Stewart, Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley and Phèdre by Jean Racine

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

Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Wednesday 15th October 2014 6.30pm
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

Richard Eyre on What Do I Know? - National Theatre Platform

The director talks about his new book, What Do I Know? - People, Politics and the Arts, writings on people he has worked with, ideas he has struggled with, and things that have moved him.

This Platform is followed by a booksigning.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the National Theatre website here.

Book:
What Do I Know? - People, Politics and the Arts

Contributor/Speaker:
Richard Eyre

Date:  Tuesday 21st October 2014 6.00pm
Location:  Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London

In Context: Writing History Plays

Moira Buffini, James Graham and Rona Munro discuss their experiences of writing history plays. Chaired by Sebastian Born (NT Associate Director, Literary).

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

Book:
The James Plays

Contributor/Speaker:
Rona Munro

Date:  Thursday 23rd October 2014 2.00pm
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

What Do I Know? - Richard Eyre in conversation with James Long

Richard Eyre discusses his new book, What Do I Know?, with James Long at The Convent in South Woodchester, Gloucestershire.

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

Book:
What Do I Know? - People, Politics and the Arts

Contributor/Speaker:
Richard Eyre

Date:  Thursday 23rd October 2014 8.00pm
Location:  The Convent, South Woodchester

100 Great Plays for Women: Women Behaving Badly

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.

Women Behaving Badly

Plays covered: The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus, The Maids by Jean Genet, The Boston Marriage by David Mamet, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball and Attempts on her Life by Martin Crimp

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

Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 8th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

100 Great Plays for Women: War

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.

War

Plays covered: Cockroach by Sam Holcroft, Women of Troy by Euripides, Goodbye My Fancy by Fay Kanin, Pax by Deborah Levy and Summer by Edward Bond

With guest speaker Sam Holcroft.

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

 

Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 15th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

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.

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

Contributors/Speakers:
Alecky Blythe, Bella Merlin

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