Theatre Screening (120 mins)
An NCPA-Penguin Random House Presentation
Fane Productions presents Margaret Atwood live on stage and broadcast to cinemas in celebration of the global publication of The Testaments, Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid’s Tale. Filmed live from the National Theatre in London this September, BBC journalist Samira Ahmed interviewed Atwood about the legacy of her seminal handmaid story and why she chose to return to the world of Gilead, 34 years after her original creation. With exclusive readings from the new book by Ann Dowd, Sally Hawkins and Lily James – this is an unforgettable, theatrical evening for Atwood fans, spotlighting her humour, intellect and fascinating worldview. Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, originally published in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. In this brilliant sequel, Atwood answers the questions that have tantalised readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. Atwood’s sequel, The Testaments, picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
With special guests Ann Dowd, Lily James & Sally Hawkins
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