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Olivia Williams
Harriet Walter
Rhashan Stone
Lizzie Ball
Gabriel García Marquez

See photos from this inspiring event here, on WordTheatre’s official Facebook page.

Audiences joined us for a special one night only production in London sponsored by EFG to benefit WordTheatre in the Schools. A cast of renowned actors delved into the works of one the most significant authors of the 20th Century.

  • Gabriel García Márquez was a journalist, screenwriter, short story author, and novelist. Though his nonfiction and short stories are regarded highly, he is most well-known for his novels such as One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch, and Love in the Time of Cholera. Through his work he attained the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (1972) and the Noble Prize in Literature (1982), as well as popularized the genre of “magic realism.”


  • Rhashan Stone (Twelve Years A Slave BBC 4, The Smoke) read “Nabo: The Black Man who Made the Angels Wait.”
  • Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina, An Education) read “The Woman who Came at Six O’Clock.”
  • Harriet Walter (Women Beware Women – RNT, Atonement) read “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World.”

Including special accompaniment by violinist Lizzie Ball. Ball has a unique career as a violinist (and vocalist) positioned in the classical, jazz, latin and rock genres of music. She has performed as a featured artist and orchestral leader in major international venues that include Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Southbank Centre, and in major Arts festivals in the UK, Europe, the US and Latin America. She has recorded for major record labels in this leader/feature artist role for artists such as Rick Wakeman, Russell Watson, Nigel Kennedy, and a posthumous recording as featured soloist of John Lennon’s last ever written song.

Directed by Cedering Fox. Produced by Cedering Fox and Kirsty Peart.

EFG is a keen supporter of the written word. In addition to its close association with The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, it has supported a number of literary festivals, including Charleston, Althorp and Chipping Norton, and has worked with WordTheatre for several years.