The RTS North West is delighted to announce a very special event: Peter Bowker's Real Reality Television.
In anticipation of the third series of The A Word (filmed entirely on location in the North West at Space Studios Manchester and on location around the City and The Lake District) celebrated Stockport-born screenwriter Peter Bowker (The A Word, World On Fire, Marvellous) will be in conversation with Salford-born award winning actor Christopher Eccleston (The A Word, Our Friends In The North, Hillsborough). The pair will discuss the work they have created together over the years and will also explore Peter's approach to representing disability on screen - Series 3 of The A Word continues to explore issues surrounding autism and also a key storyline which throws light on characters with Down Syndrome.
Recently, when asked about his expertise in representing diversity on screen Peter responded -“People say my writing is about diversity but as far as I am concerned it is about reality. Diversity is reality. Not some distortion of reality as it is often portrayed.”
Our audience will also be treated to an exclusive look at the first episode of series three of Peter's much-loved series The A Word which tells on-going story of Joe, a boy diagnosed with Autism who sits central to a loving and complicated family.
This very special event takes place on Monday 2nd March at the Compass Room, Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays.
Join us for a drink at 6.30pm with Peter and Christopher on stage at 7pm. This event is free and tickets will go fast – please use the link below to book tickets.