Censorship, a panel discussion in collaboration with English PEN

Published on Thu 13 Sep 2018

The Royal Court Theatre will be hosting Censorship in collaboration with English PEN, as part of Banned Books Week UK, on Friday 28 September 2018 5.30pm in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

In 1968, the Royal Court Theatre helped bring about the abolition of the Lord Chamberlain’s censorship powers. But even today, 50 years later, we continue to be challenged by the complexities of freedom of political expression and self-censorship.

This panel discussion explores how artists from across the spectrum to explore how creators and programmers continue to reconcile truth-telling with genuine political jeopardy and contemporary cultural politics, both nationally and internationally.

Panellists will include Anthony Burton (chair, Royal Court Theatre), Anthony Neilson (playwright and director) and Anna Wakulik (playwright). The event will be chaired by Ritula Shah.

For more information see the full press release.