12 August - 10 September 2019
This Friday pull out your diary and book tickets as they go on sale for a new summer series at the National Theatre. Authors on Stage will see talks from top names; Adam Kay author of This is Going to Hurt, will be in conversation with comedian Rob Delaney discussing their shared passion for the NHS. Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet will take the audience on a journey through the modern world and how to navigate the rise in technology. Fatima Bhutto, author of memoir Songs of Blood and Sword and most recently The Runaways, discusses radicalism and our current global political climate in a debate and discussion with Gary Younge, The Guardian’s editor-at-large and author of, most recently, Another Day in the Death of America. Plus lots more besides including Nigella Lawson and Yotam Ottolenghi on the Lyttleton stage together, exploring food and identity with writer Bee Wilson, Stacey Dooley, Candice Carty-Williams, Edna O’Brien and Mae Martin.
The series culminates in the already announced launch event of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, her highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, which will also be broadcast live to over 1,200 cinemas around the world on the date of its publication (www.margaretatwoodlive.com).
The full program is here, and tickets go on sale to the public at 10am on Friday 7 June:
12 Aug, 7.30pm Elif Shafak
13 Aug, 7.30pm Adam Kay & Rob Delaney
14 Aug, 7.30pm Mae Martin & Deborah Frances-White
15 Aug, 7.30pm Nigella Lawson & Yotam Ottolenghi
5 Sep, 7.30pm Edna O’Brien
7 Sep, 1pm Stacey Dooley & Fiona Campbell
7 Sep, 4pm Candice Carty-Williams
7 Sep, 8pm Matt Haig
9 Sep, 7.30pm Fatima Bhutto & Gary Younge
10 Sep, 7.30pm Margaret Atwood