Oxford Festival of the Arts

Dame Harriet Walter

In conversation with John Caird

Tickets £12 (concessions available)

One of the UK’s most revered actors, Dame Harriet Walter, will be in conversation with stage director John Caird in the Festival Marquee. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.

Dame Harriet’s recent TV credits include Sky Atlantic’s Succession, Ted Lasso, The End, Killing Eve, Belgravia, The Crown, Downton Abbey, and Law and Order UK, but she is perhaps best known for her illustrious and distinguished career in theatre and especially in performing the leading classical roles at the Royal Court, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. Since 2012 Dame Harriet has been taking on some of Shakespeare’s leading male roles, notably Brutus, Henry IV and Prospero in the Donmar Theatre’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

She was awarded a CBE in 2000 an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the University of Birmingham in 2001 and became a Dame in 2011 and an honorary fellowship of her alma mater LAMDA in 2022.

John Caird is an award-winning English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas, such as Les Misérables (2012) and Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist (2020). He is an honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and was for many years a regular director at the National Theatre.

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