Post Show talks and events include:
Talkback with Caroline Bird – 20 November
This talkback will be a conversation with Caroline Bird and Christopher Haydon, Artistic Director of the Gate, and the director ofThe Trojan Women, about the origins of this new adaptation, and how the production evolved. Chaired by Ellen McDougall, Associate Director at the Gate Theatre.
The Psychology of Violence with Dr James Thompson – 22 November
Dr James Thompson is a senior honorary lecturer in psychology at UCL, and a leading expert on trauma. He also works as an advisor to the World Health Organisation Management Group, and the Cabinet Office on Whitehall, as well as numerous other organisations and bodies, internationally. He was a founder member of The Traumatic Stress Clinic in 1987, of which he is still a Co-Director. His many areas of research and publication include Disaster Aftermath, and the Evaluation of Psychological Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dr Thompson has also worked as a psychologist on theatre productions including Mr Kolpert (Royal Court); Our Class, on which he advised on the psychology of perpetrators of violent crimes, and Primo (National Theatre). He also worked on, and was included as a character in Talking to Terrorists (Royal Court).
Post Show Discussion with the cast and director – 29 November
This event will also be captioned, and chaired by Ellen McDougall.
Women and War with Natasha Walter – 5 December
Natasha Walter is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. She is the author of Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism and The New Feminism. She is also the founder of Women for Refugee Women.
Masterclass with Caroline Bird – 8 December
This workshop will be an opportunity for budding writers and poets to develop their skills and approaches to writing with practical exercises, advice, and skills sharing.
To book a place on the workshop, please visit the Gate’s website
Adapting Greek Tragedy with Professor Simon Goldhill – 13 December
Professor Simon Goldhill is Professor in Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at King's College Cambridge. He is also Director of CRASSH, the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include: Greek Tragedy, Greek Culture, Literary Theory, Later Greek Literature, and Reception. His many publications on the topic include How to Stage Greek Tragedy, University of Chicago (2007) and Love, Sex and Tragedy; How the Ancient World Shapes Our Lives, University of Chicago Press, 2004.