Directors in Discussion - speaker event with Philip Hedley, Director Emeritus, Theatre Royal

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  • October 13, 2004 21:00–21:30

“Head to head with Hedley: Almost everything
you wanted to know about theatre but were afraid to ask…”

Philip Hedley,
Director Emeritus, Theatre Royal Stratford East London

Wednesday 13 October,
8.00pm Keynes Hall, King’s College

“Directors in discussion” is an inter-active speaker series to bring to
Cambridge some of the leading directors working in theatre today. Each
distinguished director will discuss their own beliefs and experiences of
directing theatre with our resident Mummers artistic director as a part of
a BBC radio series before an interactive audience. Set in an informal
atmosphere, our speakers spill the beans on what really goes on behind the
curtain. Is directing an art? Are there ‘rules of the game’? Or is
directing, in the words of Peter Brook, just ‘a confidence trick’?

You don’t have to be an aspiring director to enjoy this sparkling series as
it’s aimed towards writers, actors, technicians and anyone who loves
theatre from rep to West End. Many of our speakers will get on their feet
and improvise a scene with volunteer actors taken from the audience.

If you have any queries, please write to
Admission to speaker events is £2 or £1 to members. Membership costs just
£4 a year, write to to find out more