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11 November 2017
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Royal Exchange Theatre
St Ann's Square
M2 7DH


“Not An Exercise in Nostalgia…”

An Audience Exchange Conversation Event in partnership with the Royal Exchange Theatre

Dr Kingsley Purdam from the University of Manchester will join this special audience conversation, held immediately after the matinee of JUBILEE.

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.

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.

Come and share your views and ideas about how audiences connect with what they see and how what is presented is ‘believed’ during a show. We’ll explore how, if at all, this relates to their everyday life and we’ll look at example scenes and moments from the play and explore different viewpoints of how it feels to be totally immersed. We will also consider how social research methods and social researchers generate truths.

Understanding the relationship between truth and theatre and how audiences engage and reflect on what they see and hear can provide insights into how people understand the truth more widely and inform how social researchers can conduct research.

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

Contact: Dr K Purdam

Twitter: @socialstatsman


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