Ian Kelly

Platforms - Ian Kelley

Ian Kelly

The actor Ian Kelly, who appeared at the National in The Pitmen Painters, is also an author and historian. He returns to discuss his new book, Mr Foote’s Other Leg, the riotously true story of the one-legged comedian and ‘Oscar Wilde’ of the Georgian stage, Samuel Foote.

Andy de la Tour, Ryan Early, Lisa McGrillis, Nick Rowe and Milo Twomey will be joining him to read an extract from Foote's satire on Methodism and the Covent Garden sex trade, The Minor.

Chaired by Al Senter.

This Platform is followed by a booksigning

Tue 15 Jan, 6pm
Tickets £4 (£3 concessions)

  • War Horse
  • A Small Family Business
  • One Man, Two Guvnors. A 50 star hit, with three tour cast members and suitcases
  • Hotel. A figure swimming, top half of body, viewed from below, with title.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Great Britain - a new play by Richard Bean, with scenes from the play with Billie Piper and other cast members
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival St John's Church. A man and woman loosely roped together, performing before a crowd.
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival on the road. photo of a crowd clutching suitcases, many wearing caps, all looking up and in the same direction
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival Lambeth. Bare-chested man carrying woman in a dress, beneath a canopy of trees
  • Medea
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival Southwark. A couple embracing beneath trees
  • Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End
  • James I - photo of James McArdle against a stormy sky
  • Ballyturk
  • James II - photo of Andrew Rothney against a stormy sky
  • NYT - Selfie
  • James III - photo of Jamie Sives against a stormy sky
  • NYT - Private Peaceful
  • The James Plays
  • Here Lies Love. Imelda Marcos with a microphone against a vivid coloured background
  • Romeo and Juliet - sun shining through a heart shaped by hands
  • JOHN, a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre. Photo of Hannes Langolf by Ben Hopper
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder
  • Treasure Island. graphic drawing of a parrot