Tickets £12. "Michael Billington and Christopher Hampton.
Chaired by William Nicholson.
Michael Billington, drama critic of the Guardian since 1971 and author of biographies of Harold Pinter and Peggy Ashcroft, believes British theatre is a microcosm of the outside world. Christopher Hampton is one of our most lauded playwrights and screenwriters. His dramas include The Philanthropist, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Embers, and his screen-plays include Atonement and Carrington. He has also directed and written lyrics for musicals and operas. They discuss the interplay between the performing arts and society with William Nicholson, playwright (Shadowlands) and screen-writer (Elizabeth: the Golden Age)." (christiguc)