Noises Off: Simon Stephens in conversation with Michael Frayn
Leading UK playwright and Lyric Artistic Associate Simon Stephens talks to multiple Olivier and Tony award-winning author Michael Frayn about ‘Noises Off’ and his varied and exceptional career.
Michael Frayn has written sixteen plays, including Copenhagen, Afterlife, Benefactors, Donkeys’ Years, and Democracy. He has also translated for the theatre, mostly Chekhov and other plays from the Russian, and adapted Chekhov’s first, untitled play as Wild Honey. He has written a number of screenplays, including Clockwise, starring John Cleese. His eleven novels include The Tin Men, Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies, and Skios. He has also published various collections of articles, including Collected Columns, Stage Directions, and Travels with a Typewriter; two works of philosophy, Constructions and The Human Touch; and a memoir, My Father’s Fortune. His most recent book, Matchbox Theatre, a collection of thirty short entertainments, was produced on the stage by Hampstead Theatre in May 2015. Copenhagen was revived at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018 (director Michael Blakemore).
This event will take place before the 7.30pm performance on Monday 22 July.