The Georgian Theatre Royal

Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Exclusive evening with three great Northern writers

Posted on 17/03/2015 by Helga Pearson in georgian theatre royal john godber Helen Cross Peter Sansom

Anyone who has an interest in reading, writing or the theatre will have a wonderful opportunity on Sunday 22 March to meet three great Northern writers.

In an entertaining literature event, Writing with a Northern Voice, internationally renowned playwright John Godber, award-winning novelist Helen Cross and Pennine Way poet Peter Sansom will read from their work and talk about how the North has influenced their creativity.

John Godber, famous for his observational comedies including Bouncers, Teechers and Up n’ Under, is considered the third most performed playwright in secondary schools after Shakespeare and Ayckbourn.  Born in Upton near Pontefract, he is currently artistic director of Wakefield Theatre Royal.  

Raised in East Yorkshire, Helen Cross’s work includes: My Summer of Love, which was not only award-winning in its own right, but the film that was subsequently made also won a BAFTA.  She is currently working on a film adaptation of her latest novel Spilt Milk.

Peter Sansom is a poet and a tutor whose books include On The Pennine Way and Everything You’ve Heard is True.  For ten years Peter taught the MA Poetry at Huddersfield University, and more recently he was Fellow in Creative Writing at Leeds University.

The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions or maybe even pick up helpful writing tips during the evening.

Tickets are priced from £7-£10 and can be purchased at the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online at this website

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