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The event kicks off with a staged reading of Timberlake Wertenbaker's “The Third”. Newly rediscovered and not seen since the original staging at the King’s Head Theatre (1980) we bring to light the early work of one of Britain's greatest female playwrights.
Then join us for a panel discussion exploring the history and progression of women in theatre and the King's Head's role in supporting this, with the award-winning Wertenbaker (Our Country’s Good), leading stage and screen actor Dame Harriet Walter, and dramatist Bryony Lavery; hosted by theatre historian Susan Croft.
18.15 Staged Reading of The Third
19.05 Intermission, including wine reception
19.30 Panel Discussion
20.30 Event close
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