THE FESTIVAL AT HAMPSTEAD THEATRE 2017

THE FESTIVAL AT HAMPSTEAD THEATRE 2017

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Friday, 10 February, 2017 to Sunday, 12 February, 2017

Location

Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue
Swiss Cottage
London
NW3 3EU
United Kingdom
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SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE OFFER TO RTS MEMBERS

Interesting sessions, workshops and performances which celebrate theatre, literature television and more - all across one weekend

Join in this third Festival at Hampstead Theatre which takes place in and around the theatre itself from 10th-12th February.  The Festival will showcase unique events for all the family including workshops and panel discussions looking at the creative process across literature, theatre and performance arts.

Hampstead Theatre's Artitistic Director and Festival Producer, Issy van Randwyck have invited a wide variety of artists to share their stories and processes of work with participants such as Mike Leigh, Lord and Lady Heseltine, Howard Brenton, Michael Rosen, Christopher Wheeldon, Meera Syal, Celia Imrie, James Graham, Chester P. Hackenbush, Freddie Fox and Kate Mosse

 

RTS London is pleased to support these Festival events:

In Conversation with Julian Fellowes:  Hear from the author and creator of Downton Abbey. This multi award-winning writer, producer, actor and author discusses his string of hit productions in theatre, film and television which also includes Oscar winning Gosford Park, Mary Poppins and Half a Sixpence.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector:  Documentary screening and Q&A:  Phil Spector changed the face of modern music, becoming the first music producer to be a star in his own right and creating some of the biggest hits of the 20th century. In 2007, he was put on trial, accused of murdering LA nightclub hostess Lana Clarkson. His conviction of murder in 2009 changed Spector’s fame to notoriety.  This documentary uses footage from an exclusive interview filmed in March 2007, combined with clips from his first trial, to explore world-famous hits from a previously unseen perspective.  The Q&A will be with Vikram Jayanti, the film’s director and chaired by Edward Hall, the Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre.

Who Do You Think You Are?  The hugely successful TV programme, Who Do You Think You Are? traces celebrities’ ancestry, discovering surprises from their families’ past along the way. First aired in 2004, the show regularly attracts over 6 million viewers and has investigated the family histories of over 100 celebrities including Stephen Fry, Jeremy Irons, Boris Johnson and Zoe Wanamaker.  The producer and the director of the show will discuss the series with Celia Imrie talking about what it’s like to uncover your family history.

The Durrells:  Based on Gerald Durrell’s popular autobiographical book trilogy (including My Family and Other Animals), The Durrells television series tells the story of the Durrell family adjusting to their new life in Corfu in the 1930s. The writer and producer of the show, alongside Callum Woodhouse, who plays Leslie Durrell, join this panel to discuss taking the story from page to screen. 

Poetry with Freddie Fox:  Well-known for his many roles across television (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lewis, Parade's End, Cucumber, Banana), theatre (The Judas Kiss, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Travesties) and film (Victor Frankenstein, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Freddie Fox will read some of his new poems focusing on the themes of family, home and nature.   Freddie will be introduced by film director, Michael Hoffman.

 

Book these sessions at a reduced price using code: RTSL

 

Have a look at the full programme for 2017's Festival at Hampstead Theatre here

How to get to Hampstead Theatre 

 

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Location Details

Eton Avenue
Swiss Cottage
London
NW3 3EU
United Kingdom

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SPECIAL REDUCED PRICE OFFER TO RTS MEMBERS

Interesting sessions, workshops and performances which celebrate theatre, literature television and more - all across one weekend