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Talks and debates inspired by our productions

A series of talks, conversations and debates, given by leading voices in the arts, media, science and politics, which explores the themes raised by the productions on our main stage in creative ways.

Our next events are inspired by Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

The School of Life Workshop: How to Face Death
Sat 29 Apr, 11.30am

‘It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.’ Woody Allen

Accompanying the fiftieth anniversary of Tom Stoppard’s seminal play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, The School of Life presents a workshop on death and how we might think about this complex topic without experiencing it for ourselves.

What should we make of death and what resources are there to help us deal with it? In this workshop, we will look at what philosophers and theologians, film-makers and poets have said about death. We will ask whether there is such a thing as a good death and how we might mourn the loss of others well.

Join us to explore what J.M Barrie called ‘an awfully big adventure.’

The School of Life is a global institution dedicated to increasing the amount of wisdom in circulation. They run classes, write books, make films and train companies in resilience, better communication and other essential emotional skills.

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Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire: In Conversation
Tue 2 May, 5pm

Rosencrantz: Shouldn’t we be doing something—constructive?
Guildenstern: What did you have in mind? … A short, blunt human pyramid…?

Join us for an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire will talk to Clemency Burton-Hill about their experiences of bringing Tom Stoppard’s hapless double-act to life, half a century after the play first premiered at The Old Vic.

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The School of Life Workshop: How to Face Death
Sat 29 Apr, 11.30am
Baylis Bar
Tickets: £8

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Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire: In Conversation
Tue 2 May, 5pm
Auditorium
Tickets: £6

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