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Actors Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack on My Brilliant Friend

Fri 10 January, 3pm
Running Time: 1 hour

Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack reflect on the challenges and rewards of playing Lenu and Lila in My Brilliant Friend. Chaired by Lennie Goodings.

Niamh Cusack’s work in theatre includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre and West End), The Enchantment and His Dark Materials at the National Theatre; Macbeth at the RSC and Barbican; Remains of the Day for Out of Joint; Playboy of the Western World, Cause Célèbre and Dancing at Lughnasa at the Old Vic; and Breathing Corpses at the Royal Court. Recent films include The Ghoul and James Kent’s Testament of Youth. TV includes The Virtues, Rebellion, The Best of Men and The Hollow Crown.

Catherine McCormack’s work in theatre includes All My Sons, Dinner, Free and Honour at the National Theatre; The Heresy of Love at the RSC; The Ferryman on Broadway; The Graduate at West Yorkshire Playhouse; Dancing at Lughnasa at the Lyric, Belfast; King Lear at Chichester; Top Girls at Trafalgar Studios; and A Doll’s House at Theatre Royal Bath. Film includes Braveheart, The Land Girls, Dangerous Beauty, Dancing at Lughnasa, Spy Game and 28 Weeks Later.

Lennie Goodings is Chair of Virago Press and editor and publisher of Sarah Waters, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Dunant, Margaret Atwood, among many others. Her book A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Writers, Books and Virago is published by OUP in February.

This talk will have live subtitling by Stagetext for deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing people. Smart caption glasses are also available to book.

Tickets £9 (£6 concessions)

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