THE FESTIVAL AT HAMPSTEAD THEATRE: FULL PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

Posted on 15 December 2017.

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THE FESTIVAL AT HAMPSTEAD THEATRE: FULL PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

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Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce the return of The Festival at Hampstead Theatre for a fourth year running, which will take place on 17 and 18 February 2018. The Festival will showcase unique events including workshops and panel discussions featuring stage, television and film figures, such as Dave Johns, Kate Mosse, Ryan Craig and Victoria Saxton. The full Festival programme is outlined below.

The first Festival at Hampstead Theatre was hosted in March 2015 and was an overwhelming success, attracting a 2,500 footfall. Since then, David Hare, Alison Steadman, Meera Syal, Mike Leigh and Thandie Newton, to name a few, have taken part in Hampstead’s festivals over the years, giving audiences a behind the scenes insight into the arts and entertainment industry. 

 

SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY

How to… Write a Musical

Explore how to start writing a musical and go from scene into song

                Time: 10.15am

                Location: Hampstead’s Rehearsal Room

                Participants: Victoria Saxton, Sarah Travis and Tim Sutton

                Ticket prices: £18 (full price)/£15 (concession)

 

Casting: Seeing Beyond the Obvious

How to juggle multiple trades in one career – and get noticed for each discipline, at the right time

                Time: 10.30am

                Location: Hampstead’s Main Stage

                Participants: Edward Hall (Chair), Dave Johns, Susie Parriss and Ella Road

                Ticket prices: £10 (full price)/£8 (concession)

 

In Conversation with Susie Boyt and Tessa Hadley

Novelists Susie Boyt and Tessa Hadley will discuss their inspirations, ideas and aims and read from their latest works

Time: 11am

                Location: Hampstead Downstairs

                Participants: Susie Boyt and Tessa Hadley

                Ticket prices: £10 (full price)/£8 (concession)

 

How to… Speak in Public (16-19 years old)

Learn the tricks of the trade in public speaking with this fun and practical workshop for young adults

                Time: 12pm

                Location: Hampstead’s Main Stage

                Participants: Charlie Simpson

                Ticket prices: £12

 

Frankenstein at 200: with Kate Mosse

Award-winning writer Kate Mosse explores why the story of Frankenstein continues to fascinate modern imaginations today on the page, stage and screen

                Time: 12.45pm

                Location: Hampstead Downstairs

                Participants: Kate Mosse

                Ticket prices: £10 (full price)/£8 (concession)

 

How to… Write a Book

Crafting compelling storylines for your characters with best-selling author, S.J Parris

                Time: 1pm

                Location: Hampstead’s Rehearsal Room

                Participants: Stephanie Merritt (aka S.J Parris)

                Ticket prices: £18 (full price)/£15 (concession)

 

How to… Write a Children’s Book

Practical tips in writing for a young reader

                Time: 2.30pm

                Location: TBC

                Participants: Cas Lester

                Ticket prices: £18 (full price)/£15 (concession)

 

How to…Write a Play, Screenplay or Radio Play

Exploring the differences in writing styles for different media platforms with acclaimed writer, Ryan Craig

                Time: 3.45pm

                Location: Hampstead’s Rehearsal Room

                Participants: Ryan Craig

                Ticket prices: £18 (full price)/£15 (concession)

 

The Ashes at Hampstead Theatre

Take your seat and watch the best English and Australian writers vie for the coveted ‘Play Of The Day’ – it’s sure to bowl you over. Who will win? You decide.

                Time: 7pm and 8.45pm

                Location: Hampstead’s Rehearsal Room

                Participants: Brendan Cowell, Tanika Gupta, Kathy Lette, Greg Mosse and Simon Williams

                Ticket prices: £10 (full price)/£8 (concession)

 

SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY

Film Script Reading

A live reading of an iconic film, to be confirmed shortly, featuring a host of Britain’s finest stars

                Time: 6pm

                Location: Hampstead’s Main Stage

                Ticket prices: £15 (full price)/£12 (concession)

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