Posted on 21 February 2011
A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson will be performed by new-writing company Out of Joint, at the superb new Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York on March 2 and 3 at 7.30pm.
We are very pleased to host a premiere performance by the world-famous, new-writing company Out of Joint on campus
Professor Mary Luckhurst
Samuel Johnson, the great essayist, poet and wit, is brought to life by Director Max Stafford-Clark’s adaptation of biographer James Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson and The Journal from a Tour of the Hebrides.
Actor Ian Redford plays Dr Samuel Johnson, while Russell Barr plays a host of other lively characters, including biographer James Boswell, painter Joshua Reynolds and King George II.
Professor Mary Luckhurst, from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV), said: “We are very pleased to host a premiere performance by the world-famous, new-writing company Out of Joint on campus. Max Stafford-Clark has remained the premier new writing director in Europe for three decades and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate his affiliation with the Department.”
Max Stafford-Clark has a long-standing relationship with students studying drama at the University of York and is an Honorary Professor in TFTV. He has held many masterclasses with students, with some going on to work for him.
The performance will take place in the main theatre of the new £24m Department of Theatre, Film and Television and features anecdotes and witty conversations. TFTV is part of the £750m Heslington East campus expansion which has been built with a combination of public and private funding, including support from the European Regional Development Fund.