18 January 2012
Posted in Theatre
A Writers' Guild of Great Britain Event in association with Derby Theatre Arts - Friday 27 January, 7-9pm at Derby Theatre Studio
Do Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Story?
An evening with David Edgar, Judith Allnatt & William Ivory.
From their different perspectives - as playwright, novelist and screenwriter - these three distinguished authors will discuss how they approached the challenge of writing about a recent or distant historical event bound, to a degree, by the facts of the story.
David Edgar's new play about the King James Bible, Written On The Heart, is currently in repertoire at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford. David is also the President of the Writers' Guild.
Judith Allnatt is the author of A Mile Of River and The Poet's Wife, the highly acclaimed novel based on the 19th Century Northamptonshire poet John Clare.
William Ivory has written for stage and screen, with work including Faith, his BBC adaptation of Women In Love’ rooted in his home county of Nottinghamshire and his recent big-screen success Made In Dagenham.
The event will be chaired by dramatist and Writers' Guild Theatre Committee Chair Amanda Whittington, inviting the audience to ask questions and join the discussion. And there will be an informal book signing,with drinks and light refreshments, at the end of the evening.
Tickets are £5, (£2.50 concessions). FREE for Writers' Guild members.
For WGGB reservations/ enquiries, contact email@example.com
Box office: 01332 255800 or visit www.derbytheatre.co.uk