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Staging Suez: the 60th anniversary of the Suez Crisis

Tue 1 November, 5.45pm
Running Time: 1 hour

A chance to look back at the 1956 Crisis, through the key plays that dramatise it. 

Playwrights Howard Brenton (Never So Good, NT 2008) and James Graham (Eden’s Empire, Finborough 2006), and Gill Bennett (Associate Fellow of RUSI, former Chief Historian of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and author of Six Moments of Crisis: Inside British Foreign Policy) join Daniel Rosenthal to explore theatre’s varied approach to the Crisis, and why it was a defining moment in British history.

Illustrated with extracts from some of the Suez plays, read by NT actors Tom Edden, Michael Elwyn, Anna Skellern and Eleanor Sutton.

Tickets £6 (£5 concessions)

 

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Staging Suez the 60th anniversary of the Suez Crisis. Images of Newspaper headlines of the events

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