A Royal Exchange Theatre and University of Manchester Project

“Not an exercise in nostalgia…”

An Audience Exchange Conversation Event in partnership with the University of Manchester and the ESRC Festival of Social Science

  • 11 November 2017
  • The Front Room

Saturday 11 November, after the matinee of JUBILEE (approx. 4.45pm). Free (but booking essential) with free drinks and nibbles.

Chris Goode has spoken of his desire to make the stage version of JUBILEE fresh, up-to-the-minute, and ‘of now’. It will be firmly set in the modern day, with the script updated throughout the show’s run to acknowledge current events.

For this special audience conversation, held immediately after the matinee of JUBILEE and supported by the ESRC Festival of Social Science, we will be joined by Dr Kingsley Purdam from the University of Manchester.

"Drama keeps you in touch with real life"  Audience Member

Kingsley is conducting research into audiences' responses to theatre and will lead a discussion exploring ways in which we connect with what we see on stage, how theatre can be a space for different kinds of truths, and how it feels to be immersed ‘in the moment’ when we are watching a play. Mark Dobson (Royal Exchange Theatre Executive Director) and Amanda Dalton (Associate Artist) will lead a broader audience discussion exploring your ideas, dreams, and hopes for the future of the Royal Exchange Theatre.

This event is open to all. We strongly recommend that you have seen JUBILEE beforehand as some of the conversation will be linked to the show. Please book your free tickets here

This event is part of the Royal Exchange’s new forum, AUDIENCE EXCHANGE. We’d love you to join Audience Exchange and help to shape the future of this theatre. Please click here for further information and to sign up.

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  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Front Room

    EVENT DATES & TIMES: Saturday 11 November, 4.30pm - 6.30pm


    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online

    Click here for more information about Audience Exchange.


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