I'm on a panel at the National Theatre next Friday. On a panel and not chairing it, for a change. We're considering British Theatre in the 1950s. This accompanies the National Theatre's new production of Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea which has recently opened to enormous acclaim.
Alongside me will be Michael Billington, veteran theatre critic of The Guardian of course, and also Julius Green, who has just published a pugnacious defence of Agatha Christie's theatre career, arguing that she is the most successful playwright of the 1950s. The panel will be chaired by Rachel Cooke, who wrote Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties which I thoroughly recommend for its fascinating rediscovery of ten remarkable women who lived eye-poppingly bold lives.
The event is on 1 July 2016 at 6.00 in the Lyttelton Theatre. Tickets can be booked on the National Theatre website.