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Fiona Mountford to Host New Studio Talks

Today, the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre announces Studio Talk, a new programme of pre-show events hosted by Fiona Mountford, each inspired by the Main House productions, as part of Rachel O’Riordan’s first season as Artistic Director.

Studio Talk will take place in the Lyric’s Studio Theatre on the last Tuesday of every Main House production. Each talk will invite members of the creative team and special guests from theatre, culture, politics and journalism to discuss and debate a topic inspired by the current production. Tickets for all Talks are £5.

As one of the leading voices in arts criticism, Fiona Mountford, was theatre critic at the Evening Standard for 17 years. As well as writing reviews, she wrote feature interviews, talking to almost all of London’s leading theatre makers. She has also worked for the Independent on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Time Out.

The first Studio Talk will ask Is marriage a form of colonialism?, inspired by Tanika Gupta’s new adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Taking place before the show on Tue 01 Oct, Fiona Mountford will be joined by Tanika Gupta, director of the show Rachel O’Riordan, political journalist and presenter of Radio 4’s Any Answers, Anita Anand and Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies at the University of Sussex, Gurminder K Bhambra.

Tickets for all Studio Talks are available here.

STUDIO TALKS 2019/2020

Studio Talk: A Doll’s House – Is marriage a form of colonialism?
Tuesday 01 October 2019, 6pm

Panel includes:

• Fiona Mountford (host)
• Anita Anand
• Professor Gurminder K Bhambra
• Tanika Gupta
• Rachel O’Riordan

Studio Talk: Solaris – Staging outer space in theatre and film
Tuesday 29 October 2019, 6pm

Panel includes:

• Fiona Mountford (host)
• Will Massa
• Rachel O’Riordan
• Brendan Owens

Studio Talk: Love, Love, Love – Our parents aren’t heroes
Tuesday 31 March 2020, 6pm

Panel TBC. Hosted by Fiona Mountford.

Studio Talk: Sophocles’ Antigone: The Burial at Thebes – Only God is above the law?
Tuesday 12 May 2020, 6pm

Panel TBC. Hosted by Fiona Mountford