York Festival of Ideas: Business of Playwriting

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Saturday 23 June 2012, 2.00PM to 15:00

Speaker(s): Richard Bean, Chris Campbell, Michael Cordner (Chair)

Playwright Richard Bean in discussion with Chris Campbell (Royal Court) and ProfessorMike Cordner (Head of Theatre in the University's Department of Theatre, Film and Television)

One of the hottest playwrights in the West End and on Broadway, Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors recently took the theatrical world by storm. Bean’s plays include England People Very Nice for the National Theatre, The Heretic, Harvest (winner of the 2006 Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play), Honeymoon Suite, Under the Whaleback and Toast for the Royal Court.  

Richard will be joined by Chris Campbell, who has been Literary Manager at the Royal Court since April 2010. He was previously Deputy Literary Manager of the National Theatre for six years where he chaired the National Theatre’s reading panel, before joining the Literary Department and taking a leading role in the discovery and promotion of new work. As an actor, Chris has worked at, among others, the National Theatre, Royal Court, Traverse, West Yorkshire Playhouse, and Birmingham Rep, with directors including Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Peter Hall, William Gaskill, and Erica Whyman.

Professor Michael Cordner, Head of Theatre in the University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television will chair the conversation.

Location: Ron Cooke Hub Auditorium, Heslington East, University of York

Admission: By free ticket only, available from yorkfestivalofideas.com/tickets

Email: yorkfestivalofideas@york.ac.uk