38 And 39  Celebrating Iris Murdoch.

Celebrating Iris Murdoch (Talk)

In partnership with the University of Chichester and Chichester Cinema at New Park


This event will take place in the Cloisters at the University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester, PO19 6PE. On arrival follow signs on campus, where free parking is available. 

In the centenary year of her birth, explore the impact and relevance of Iris Murdoch’s dramatic and rarely performed works. 

Hosted by Visiting Professor Anne Rowe at the University of Chichester, panellists will discuss Murdoch's fascination with the stage, their own engagement with her work, and her Booker Prize-winning The Sea, The Sea.

Panellists are:
Annette Badland, an actor known for her television roles in EastEnders and Doctor Who, as well as an accomplished stage career including a role in Murdoch's The Servants in the Snow.

Bill Alexander, a theatre director with extensive work at the RSC and Birmingham Rep. He adapted Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea for BBC Radio 4.

Fiona McAlpine is a radio drama producer and director, adapting The Sea, The Sea for BBC Radio 4 with a cast including Jeremy Irons.

Following the talk, Chichester Cinema at New Park will be hosting a film screening of Iris. Each session can be booked individually for £5 or you can book for both sessions for £8.