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WordTheatre at The Arts Club sponsored by EFG
September 30, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
WordTheatre expertly matched brilliant actors and terrific short stories. The evening featured performances from:
- Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey‘s Cora Crawley) performed “Prepositions” by Lionel Shriver (present)
- Ben Miller (DI Richard Poole on Death in Paradise) performed “East Coast, West Coast” by Will Cohu (present)
- Emma Hamilton (The Cold Light of Day, The Tudors) performed “Under the Minarets” by Alison MacLeod (present)
- Damien Molony (Hal on Being Human) performed “People Carry Roses” by Toby Litt (present)
- Zoe Boyle (Lavinia Swire on Downton Abbey) performed “Dreamwork” by Pamela Painter
Authors present for signings include:
- Lionel Shriver (Orange Prize winner, National Book Award finalist, Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award longlist)
- Will Cohu (2013 PEN/Ackerly Prize shortlist, Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award shortlist and longlist)
- Toby Litt (Manchester Prize winner, Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award shortlist)
- Alison MacLeod (Booker Prize nominee, also nominated for a Frank O’Conner International Short Story Award and a BBC National Short Story Award)
Directed by Cedering Fox
Produced by Cedering Fox and Kirsty Peart
EFG is a keen supporter of the written word. It is closely associated with The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world’s richest prize for a short story. It also supports a number of literary festivals, including Charleston, Althorp and Chipping Norton, and has worked with WordTheatre for several years.
Proceeds benefited WordTheatre performances in underserved schools.