Talk | Saturday 21 September | 2.30pm | 1 hour

Long-term collaborators, Josie Rourke, award-winning film and theatre director, and James Graham, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, have worked together for a decade in theatre. They discuss their plays, burgeoning screen careers and the responsibilty of telling stories.

More about the speakers

Josie Rourke

Josie Rourke has been Artistic Director of The Donmar Warehouse and The Bush Theatre, and she was the first woman director to run a major London Theatre. Rourke's work has played in The West End, and on Broadway. She has been nominated for Olivier and BAFTA awards, including The Vote, written by James Graham, and broadcast live onto television on election night 2015. She won the Olivier for her revival of the musical City of Angels, and her debut film, Mary Queen of Scots, some of which was filmed at Haddon Hall, was nominated for two Academy Awards. Her work with James Graham includes The Vote and Privacy, which also ran at The Public Theater in New York.

James Graham

James Graham is a playwright and screenwriter whose recent work includes the Channel4 drama Brexit: The Uncivil War with Benedict Cumberbatch, and the play Ink which received a Tony nomination for Best Play on Broadway earlier this year. Other plays includes Quiz (2018) and Labour of Love (2017) in the West End. James created both Privacy and the BAFTA nominated film The Vote with Josie. His play This House opened at the National Theatre (2012) before transferring to the West End and on a nationwide tour.

Banner image: Josie Rourke photo by Chris McAndrew