Delve deeper into The Conspiracy Season and discuss the issues raised in each play with these stimulating free talks with expert guest speakers and members of the creative team.
The Rubenstein Kiss
Nuclear Families, Nuclear Fears: The Rosenbergs and the 1950s American Memory
Pre-Show Talk by Anthony Hutchinson
Monday 5 October at 6:30pm
Anthony Hutchinson – Lecturer in American Intellectual and Cultural History at the University of Nottingham – will examine the Rosenberg trial and seek to explain why the case has continued to exert a powerful influence on the American artistic imagination in subsequent years.
Post-Show Discussion: Tuesday 13 October
With Director Zoe Waterman and members of the cast.
Pre-Show Talk with James Phillips
Saturday 10 October at 6:30pm
Join James Phillips, the writer of The Rubenstein Kiss for a discussion about the writing process and the real life events that inspired the play.
The Duchess of Malfi
Death Has Ten Thousand Doors: The Duchess of Malfi and the History of the Jacobean Playhouse
Pre Show Talk by Catharine Arnold
Friday 6 November at 6pm
Popular historian Catharine Arnold looks at the political and cultural influences on The Duchess of Malfi, alongside an account of the Blackfriars Theatre, where Webster’s tragedy was first performed in 1612.
Post-Show Discussion: Tuesday 10 November
With Director Fiona Buffini and members of the cast.
Any Mean Necessary
Post-Show Discussion: Thursday 11 February
With Director Giles Croft and members of the cast
Pre-Show Talk with Kefi Chadwick
Wednesday 17 February at 6:30pm
Join Kefi Chadwick, the writer of Any Means Necessary for a discussion about the writing process and the real life events that inspired this brand new production.
Pre and post show talks are free to attend but tickets for pre-show talks must be reserved through the Box Office or online. Simply stay after the designated performances to join a post-show discussion.