Caryl Churchill In Context at the National Theatre
Caryl Churchill In Context
Tuesday 26 May, 2-5pm
Cottesloe Room, Clore Learning Centre
£20 (£15 concessions)
Explore the work of celebrated playwright Caryl Churchill.
Caryl Churchill is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential playwrights, known for groundbreaking plays such as Top Girls, Serious Money, Cloud Nine and for her exploration of feminist themes, experimentation with form and social commitment.
Through discussion, presentations and performed extracts, this session will explore her legacy and impact, and consider Light Shining in Buckinghamshire in the context of her other plays.
Speakers include playwright April de Angelis (Jumpy and Playhouse Creatures), director Dominic Cooke (Ding Dong the Wicked and Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill at the Royal Court) Elaine Aston (Professor of Contemporary Performance at Lancaster University) and Siân Adiseshiah (Reader in English Literature and Drama, University of Lincoln). Chaired by David Benedict, culture critic and broadcaster.