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The Power
of Plays

Saturday 12 August 2017
The Studio

Journalists, writers and cultural commentators discuss the unique ability theatre has to examine differing perspectives, effect change and unravel layers of complexity in times of political turmoil.

The panel includes writer and journalist Raja Shehadeh; broadcaster Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and the Royal Court’s International Director Elyse Dodgson and will be chaired by David Greig, writer and Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

We are delighted that BBC Arts Digital are collaborating with us, making many of the events from Spirit of ’47 available live and on demand to a global audience online. Visit BBC Arts Digital to view this panel discussion in full.

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  • Running time: 
    1hr 30mins approx


The Studio

22 Potterrow



More information about some of the artists

Raja Shehadeh

David Greig

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Website | Twitter

Elyse Dodgson
Website | Twitter

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets: Free, but required