An Evening with Stephen Poliakoff
Tuesday 23rd February
Interview by Geoff Colman
Join award-winning writer and playwright Stephen Poliakoff for a fascinating evening as he talks to director and Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama Geoffrey Colman.
Stephen Poliakoff began his career in the theatre becoming resident playwright at the National Theatre in London at the age of 22. In the same year he won the Evening Standard most promising playwright award in 1976 and to date has written over 20 plays all of which were premiered in Britain’s major theatres. At the same time Stephen began an extremely successful and prolific career working with leading directors and writing for British film and television. His catalogue of celebrated plays and screenplays includes Caught on a Train, Close My Eyes, Blinded by the Sun, Shooting The Past, Perfect Strangers, The Lost Prince, Gideon's Daughter and Dancing On The Edge.
Of his numerous awards Stephen has won BAFTAs, the Evening Standard's Best British Film Award, Royal Television Society Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, a Peabody Award, five awards at the Venice Film Festival. He was awarded a CBE in 2007.
Put your questions to Stephen Poliakoff and Geoffrey Colman as they roam, delve and explore life, writing and the creative process. Enjoy drinks, have copies of the plays signed, and take part in this intimate literary salon.
Geoffrey Colman is a successful director, professional acting coach and Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses and workshops in the UK and abroad and is consulted by the media on a range of performnace-related issues.
Date: Tuesday 23rd February
Time: Drinks from 6pm and talk from 6:30pm to 7.30pm
Place: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP
Tickets: £10 general admission; £6 students