Mon, 10 May 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT


An Evening With David Hare

In Conversation with Hannah MacInnes

The legendary playwright joins us to reflect on his life and career as the most prolific, influential and respected dramatist of his generation.

Sir David Hare is renowned across the English-speaking world as the finest political storyteller alive today.

In our age of blockbuster musicals and CGI superheroes his oeuvre stands as a testament to the power of theatre and cinema to capture and even transform the soul of a nation. A student in that extraordinary year, 1968, Hare quickly emerged as a writer of courage, heart and coruscating satirical talent, fusing human drama with grand political narratives to map the convulsions of the post-war years.

Whether depicting the crumbling institutions of church and state, ruthlessly mocking media tycoons, or engaging in a forensic analysis of the Suez Crisis and WMD debacle, his plays are not cold, calculating social commentary but a barometer of our age, revealing who we are and may become with a rare depth of romantic feeling. And his BAFTA winning, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated screenplays – undisputed modern classics such as The Hours, The Reader and Damage – have brought his vision to a global audience.

Don’t miss this chance to hear a true giant of stage and screen explore his extraordinary career – and share his thoughts on the world we live in now.


Credit to the main event picture is to Kitty Gale. To see more of Kitty’s incredible work please visit her website

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David Hare

Playwright and Screenwriter

David Hare was described by the Washington Post as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English.” He has written over thirty stage plays and thirty screenplays for film and television. The plays include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy’s View, and The Blue Room. In a millennial poll of the greatest plays of the 20th century, five of the top 100 were his.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.