Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College
Simon Nye started his career as a translator, skilfully bringing works by such people as Wagner and Matisse into English, before turning to writing his own fiction novels. He began a career in television writing in the early 1990s by transforming his book Men Behaving Badly into a highly successful situation comedy broadcast on the BBC for a number of years. He won the award for Best Sit-Com at the Royal Television Awards in 1996 as well as winning the Writers Guild of Great Britain Award the year before. The concept was also taken to the U.S. where he was the executive consultant for the 30 episodes that ran on NBC.
He has recently translated the play Don Juan for the Sheffield Crucible Theatre and the Theatre Royal at Bath, which was highly critically acclaimed. His recent television writing includes True Love, How Do You Want Me and the ingenious Wild West starring Dawn French.
Come and ask Simon any questions you have about writing and translating, acting or directing in theatre or TV in what promises to be a lively discussion with a highly successful star of his field. The event will be informally led by Questions and Answer with the audience and will be accompanied by a drinks reception.
£2 entry or £3 entry with drinks, members’ discount of £1.
To pre-book: send a cheque made out to CAMBRIDGE MUMMERS to Eleanor Earl at Newnham College. Queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.