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Women Poets Through the Ages with Allie Esiri

Fri 16 November, 6pm
Running Time: 45 mins

Allie Esiri and guest actors will take us on a highly entertaining and powerful journey through women’s poetry.  The evening will include poems that mark this year’s centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women the right to vote.

The poems will be read by Sheila Atim, Kate Fleetwood, Joanna Lumley, Helen McCrory and Indira Varma.

Allie Esiri is the curator of live poetry events here at the National Theatre and at literature festivals including Hay, Bath and Cheltenham, co-creator of the iF Poems and The Love Book poetry apps, and editor of bestselling poetry anthologies A Poem for Every Night of the Year (Independent Bookshop Week Award 2017) and A Poem for Every Day of the Year.

Chris Riddell (political cartoonist for The Observer, award-winning author and illustrator, and Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2015-2017) will be live drawing this event. 

All artists appear subject to availability.

Tickets £7 (concessions £5)

After the talk, Allie Esiri will be signing copies of A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year, and the CD box set of A Poem for Every Day of the Year with poems read by Helena Bonham Carter and Simon Russell Beale. When you buy these from the National Theatre Bookshop, you support the work of the NT.

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This is six photographs. Head-and-shoulders shots of Sheila Atim, Kate Fleetwood, Joanna Lumley, Helen McCrory, Indira Varma and Allie Esiri

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