Peter Brook Lecture


Outstanding writer-director Mike Leigh will deliver the fourth Directors Guild Peter Brook Lecture at the British Library on Sunday 24th November at 2pm. The lecture is a public event, giving leading directors from across disciplines a platform to address their craft, culture and history.

Mike’s career now spans fifty years – and over fifty productions in theatre, radio, television and film. Never settling in one medium, he is a master of them all and has pioneered and legitimised devising as an art; his influences and methods can be seen and felt throughout the live and recorded media in the UK and around the world.

His next eagerly-awaited film, due in 2014, re-unites Mike with long-time collaborator Timothy Spall as English painter J.M.W. Turner. Mike has been a Guild member and supporter since its inception.

Mike’s interlocutor will be Indhu Rubasingham, artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre, London. Indhu’s inaugural production at the Tricycle, Red Velvet, won an Evening Standard Award, two Critics’ Circle Awards and was nominated for an Olivier.

This lecture series is the most important event in the Directors Guild calendar. Leading British director Peter Brook, President of the Directors Guild delivered the inaugural talk himself.

For more information on the DGGB website:

Tickets for the event can be obtained (£10 / £8 concessions) from the British Library:

Spaces are sure to be in demand so the Guild is encouraging people to book early.

The event is sponsored by Aon Insurance and supported by the British Library.

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