17:45 Sunday 4 Nov 2012 Hall Two
Presented by Philip Dodd
The Newcastle born and bred screenwriter and playwright Lee Hall is best known for the hugely successful film and musical Billy Elliot, for which he won a Tony Award and was Oscar nominated.
His play The Pitmen Painters, about a group of miners from Ashington, has been performed throughout the world. And he recently updated Alan Plater’s 1960s musical drama Close the Coalhouse Door in Newcastle.
From a working-class background, much of Hall’s work explores the complexities of what class means in the UK. Join Lee Hall as he discusses his writing, life and ideas.