6th - 22nd October 2017

Main Event

Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed

  • 7
  • Oct

2016

Friday

7.00pm

Image of Margaret Atwood sitting on park benchLiam Sharp

  • Image of Margaret Atwood sitting on park bench

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

“It’s got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.” A theatre director staging a groundbreaking production of The Tempest is betrayed and finds himself in exile; can the play that heralded his downfall bring about his redemption? Acclaimed Canadian author and MLF favourite Margaret Atwood returns to launch Hag-Seed, her imaginative retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The latest of the acclaimed Hogarth Shakespeare commissions, the play’s incendiary collision of nature, enchantment and emotion is a natural fit for Atwood, artistic visionary and teller of magical tales. She is the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry and essays including The Handmaid’s Tale, the Booker-winning The Blind Assassin, the MaddAdam trilogy and most recently The Heart Goes Last. She will be in conversation with Alex Clark.

Please note: Margaret Atwood will not be signing books after this event. All those opting for the ticket and book deal will be guaranteed a pre-signed copy of Hag-Seed.