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While she owns things, the country isn’t safe.
Look, it’s a weapon if it’s in her hands.
(Mary Stuart, Act I Scene I).
More than four hundred years on from the reign of Elizabeth I, arguably the most iconic female leader in British history, the reality of women in power today is debated on the Almeida stage. Tanya Seghatchian chairs a panel including Sonia Friedman, Laura Bates, Lucy Kerbel, and Dawn Foster.
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 by Miles Aldridge
Wed 11 Jan
Tanya is a BAFTA award-winning film producer who straddles both the commercial mainstream and indie cinema. She was one of the producers of the first four films in the Harry Potter franchise and of Pawel Pawlikowski's acclaimed My Summer of Love. She is also the former head of Development and Film Funds at the British Film Institute (BFI) and the UK Film Council (UKFC), where he championed British films, investing in independent breakouts such as The King's Speech, The Iron Lady, The Woman in Black, alongside several Cannes/Venice competition/selection titles including Jane Campion's Bright Star, Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin, Steve McQueen's Shame, and Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin. More recently, she has been working on the Netflix television series, The Crown, as Executive Producer alongside Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry.