FANE presents In Conversation with Margaret Atwood live on stage across Australia in collaboration with Andrew Kay, Phil Bathols and BBC Studios Australia. The dates are a celebration of the global publication of The Testaments, Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid’s Tale. The evening will also feature Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to the fictional world of Gilead 34 years later.
The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. In the brilliant sequel, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. Margaret Atwood’s sequel The Testaments picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. The Testaments was published earlier this year as one of the biggest book launches of this century, topping the charts in all English-language territories, and won this year’s the Booker Prize for Fiction.
Join Margaret Atwood on her Australian tour for an extraordinary evening not to be missed.
Tickets pre-sales will commence at 12noon on Monday 25 November with the general public on sale confirmed for 12noon on Friday 29 November. For all information regarding tickets please visit www.margaretatwoodlive.com.au.
Margaret Atwood’s Australian tour dates are:
Sunday 16 February – Sydney Darling Harbour Theatre
Monday 17 February – Sydney Darling Harbour Theatre
Wednesday 19 February- Canberra Theatre
Saturday 22 February – Brisbane QPAC
Sunday 23 February – Melbourne Hamer Hall
Monday 24 February – Hobart Wrestpoint
Sunday 1 March – Perth Riverside Theatre