Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Theatre

Event 118

Michael Pennington

An Evening with Anton Chekhov

Venue: Starlight Stage
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The actor’s celebrated one-man show takes the form of an evening spent in the company of the Russian writer towards the end of his life. In it he reminisces about his life, his times and work; he demonstrates his writing technique by telling stories, speaks about the theatre and engages deeply and humorously with his English audience. The show premiered at the National Theatre in 1984, since when it has toured the world. “Chekhov in all his humour and humanity” – Sunday Telegraph. “Marvellously done” – New York Times.

1 hour 30 mins
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Michael Pennington

Event 354

Richard Eyre talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Place to Place

Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage
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The peerless theatre and film director discusses his life and his work with many of the greatest writers of this and every age. He talks about Shakespeare and language, about performance and interpretation, and he introduces and reads his debut collection of poetry.

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Richard Eyre talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

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