Alan Bennett 2012

Platforms - Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett 2012

Alan Bennett read from his work, and talked about his new play, People.

This Platform event took place on 21 November 2012

A recording of this Platform is available as a podcast from the National Theatre collection on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Untold Stories, the critically acclaimed double bill of two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks, transfers to the Duchess Theatre in the West End from 22 March. For more information go to Untold Stories at the Duchess Theatre.

Hymn and Cocktail Sticks also play in the Lyttelton Theatre until 17 March (Hymn) and 30 March (Cocktail Sticks).

 

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  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • Parades banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • A Declaration from the People. A graffiti-style wall mural with the title and a sunburst on a brick wall
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
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