HAY FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAMME

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Stage & Screen

Event 151

Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale

Venue: Tata Tent

The Canadian writer discusses her 1985 dystopian masterpiece with Peter Florence.

See also event 205 and event 189

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Margaret Atwood

Event 484

Imagine… Rupert Everett: Born to be Wilde

Screening

Venue: BBC Tent

This is the remarkable story of Rupert Everett's ten year quest to write, direct and star in his own film about the tragic last years of his hero Oscar Wilde, the great Irish writer imprisoned for loving another man.
imagine... joins Everett 5 years on, halfway through his epic journey. From his onstage triumph playing Oscar in the West End, through numerous false starts and setbacks. As the years go by there are highs and lows, peppy optimism and lunatic serendipity. This is an adventure like no other...

Not suitable for children as this film contains very strong language and sexual references.

Free but ticketed
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Imagine… Rupert Everett: Born to be Wilde

Event 479

Nothing Like a Dame: Screening

BBC TWO

Venue: BBC Tent

NOTHING LIKE A DAME is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith.  All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together.  NOTHING LIKE A DAME invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across Theatre, Television and Film.  Directed by Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), and produced by BBC’s Arena team the film also includes a range of astonishing archive material.  Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this film  is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame...

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Anthony Wall, Executive Producer and Producer, Sally Angel. Chaired by the BBC’s Head of Commissioning for Arts, Mark Bell.

Free but ticketed
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Event 435

Michael Dobson, Abigail Rokison-Woodall, Simon Russell Beale

Hamlet

Venue: Oxfam Moot

A conversation about the greatest play in the English language, with the series editors of the new Arden Shakespeare editions, Michael Dobson and Abigail Rokison-Woodall of the Shakespeare Institute and the actor Simon Russell Beale, “the greatest stage actor of his generation” – the Independent.

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