This September, the wait is over… the creative team behind NT Live offer audiences worldwide a new cinematic journey! The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.
It's with great excitement that we can now share with you exciting news and the full line up of special guests for this momentous literary event Margaret Atwood Live. Accompanying the previously announced Lily James (Yesterday), the two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), and Anne Dowd shall also be reading selected passages from The Testaments. Ann Dowd stars as Lydia in the critically acclaimed Hulu TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, for which she won an Emmy Award, and her participation follows the thrilling news that Aunt Lydia is one of the characters that appear in the new novel.
The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage,
Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
BOOKS ON SALE AT LUNA LEEDERVILLE + LUNA ON SX
Margaret Atwood's new book “The Testaments” (releasing in September).
Luna Leederville - Boffins Bookshop. Patrons attending the screenings will receive a special discounted price.
Luna on SX - New Edition Bookshop. Patrons attending the screenings will receive a special discounted price.
The Testaments has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and will be published by Vintage and Penguin on 10 September. For a number of links and reviews of the new novel, please see below –
The Guardian – read HERE
Time – read HERE
The New York Times – read HERE
The Washington Post – read HERE
EXCLUSIVE SCREENINGS AT LUNA LEEDERVILLE & LUNA ON SX - Thurs 19 Sept & Fri 20 Sept 7pm and Sat 21 Sept & Sun 22 Sept 1pm