Tickets £7 (£5 concs)
Who owns culture? Who has the right to tell certain stories? Is imagination enough?
A panel including Oil playwright Ella Hickson; Vava Tampa, writer, poet and founder of Save the Congo; theatre critic Matt Trueman; British-Chinese journalist, author and speaker Xīnrán Xue and Oil’s director Carrie Cracknell discuss cultural appropriation and the right to write.
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.
Photo: Marc Brenner
Wed 16 Nov
For the Almeida: Oil.
Theatre includes: The Deep Blue Sea; Medea; Blurred Lines (National Theatre), Macbeth; Electra (Young Vic); A Doll’s House (Young Vic, West End and BAM, New York), Birdland; Pigeons; Searched (Royal Court) Wozzeck (ENO), The Sexual Neurosis of Our Parents; Hedda (Gate Theatre); I Am Falling (Gate Theatre /Sadler’s Wells).
Carrie was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, London, from 2007 to 2012. She has also previously been Associate Director at both the Young Vic and the Royal Court.