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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

10 September, 2019

On Tuesday 10 September The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, is revealed!

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A Fane Productions Event

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

10 Sep 7:30pm at NST City Studio

The wait is over. On Tuesday 10 September The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, is revealed. The event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood's remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September. 

Actor Lily James will be joining Margaret Atwood on stage as a special guest. Lily was most recently seen on stage starring in Ivo van Hove’s All About Eve and is currently lighting up cinema screens in Danny Boyle’s movie Yesterday. Two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Ann Dowd shall also be reading selected passages from The Testaments. Ann Dowd stars as Lydia in the critically acclaimed Hulu TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, for which she won an Emmy Award, and her participation follows the thrilling news that Aunt Lydia is one of the characters that appears in the new novel.



Margaret Atwood says ‘I am delighted that the launch of The Testaments will take place not only in London on 10th September, but also by live-streaming to over 1300 cinemas around the world. I can’t be in all the places at once in my analogue body, but I look forward to being with so many readers via the big screen.’


Exclusive Menu

Experience 'Theatre on the Big Screen' to the full and try out our exclusive evening Big Screen Box Meals menu at Tyrrells.

Big Screen Box Meals Menu 

Early Bird: £12.00 - Book early for the best prices!

Standard Tickets: £17.00

Groups of 4: £60.00 (excludes Early Bird offer)

For wheelchair and access bookings please call the box office.