This September award-winning author Margaret Atwood publishes her highly anticipated new novel – The Testaments – a sequel to her most celebrated work, The Handmaid’s Tale.

In a unique live event, cinema audiences will be treated to an evening in conversation with Atwood about the release of the new book, her long and distinguished career and why she has returned to her seminal story of The Handmaid’s Tale, 34 years after she wrote the original.

There will be exclusive readings from the new book by a number of high-profile actors, as well as filmed documentary content from throughout Atwood’s life.

All of this will be filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre, where Atwood will also answer questions from audiences across the country in this rare appearance and intimate evening.

Author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat’s Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam Trilogy. Her 1985 classic The Handmaid’s Tale went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against him; and the 2017 release of the award-winning TV series.

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10 September 2019 7:30PM

Book Tickets

Ticket Prices

Full Price from £18.00
Suitable for 12A

Running Time

1 hour 50 minutes