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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

Rural Arts Thirsk
Thursday 23rd January

A unique theatrical event celebrating one of the world’s greatest living writers. Readings from her new book The Testament by actors from the National Theatre complement fascinating interviews. Buy Atwood’s best-selling books on the night courtesy of White Rose BookCafe.

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the critically hailed, Booker Prize winning new sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, has become an instant bestseller.  To celebrate this momentous literary event, Fane Productions presents a unique theatrical event -- exclusively screening in cinemas -- with one of our greatest living writers. Filmed live on the stage of the National Theatre in London, this fascinating event features a wide-ranging interview with Margaret and striking readings from the new novel performed by actors Ann Dowd, Lily James and Sally Hawkins. 

Great for book clubs and fans of Atwood's work, the event offers an insightful look at The Testaments, with Atwood reflecting on the legacy of The Handmaid’s Tale including why -- and how -- she returned to her seminal handmaid story.  With topics spanning history, politics, psychology and current affairs and moving readings that introduce us to the characters of the new book, Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas is an event for our times, not to be missed. 

Please note: We do not issue physical tickets. Please use your email order confirmation as proof of purchase.

MAKING CHANGES: We’ve introduced concessions (£8) for under 25s, full-time students, over 65s, disabled and unemployed people for performances and live screenings.

Thu 23rd January, 7.30pm
Concession (Unemployed) 8.00
Concession (Over 65) 8.00
Concession (Disabled) 8.00
Concession (Full Time Student) 8.00
Concession (Under 25) 8.00
Adult 10.00

Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas
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