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Christopher Hampton, Maggie's Plan, Arnolfini, Queens of Syria

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Christopher Hampton on translating The Truth, Maggie's Plan reviewed, Bristol's Arnolfini centre, and the play Queens of Syria.

Playwright and screenwriter (Atonement; Les Liaisons dangereuses) Christopher Hampton on translating the work of Florian Zeller, as his latest play The Truth transfers to London's West End.

Maggie's Plan starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, and Julianne Moore - and directed by Rebecca Moore - is a romantic comedy with a twist. After Maggie, played by Gerwig, falls for a married man, she decides to try and reunite him with his wife. Film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews.

With the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year being made this evening, Front Row visits the fifth and final shortlisted entry, Arnolfini, a gallery and arts centre on the harbourside in Bristol.

Queens of Syria began in Jordan as a project for female Syrian refugees, updating Euripides' The Trojan Women to reflect their own experiences. As the play comes to the UK for a nationwide tour we speak to cast members Sham and Amwar and the director of the UK production Zoe Lafferty.

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30 minutes


  • Christopher Hampton

    Duration: 08:32

  • Maggie's Plan

    Duration: 05:19

  • Arnolfini

    Duration: 07:03

  • Queens of Syria

    Duration: 06:40

Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton

The Truth a comedy by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, is at Wyndham's Theatre, London, and is booking now for dates up to 3 September 2016.

Image: Tania Franks as Laurence (Left) and Alexander Hanson as Michel (Left), in the Truth

Image credit: Marc Brenner


Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan is opening in UK cinemas on 8 July 2016, certificate 15.

Image: Greta Gerwig as Maggie (Left) and Julianne Moore as Georgette (Right) in Maggie's Plan


The Arnolfini Contemporary Arts Centre, Bristol

Queens of Syria

Queens of Syria

Queens of Syria, a modern adaptation of the Euripides anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women, performed by a cast of Syrian refugees is at the Young Vic theatre, London from 5 - 9 July 2016. 

Then it tours the UK until 21 July 2016, calling at Oxford North Wall in association with Oxford Playhouse;  Attenborough Centre, Sussex University, Brighton; Liverpool Everyman; West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh; Assembly Rooms, Durham University, Durham.


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Christopher Hampton
Interviewed Guest Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest Sham
Interviewed Guest Amwar
Interviewed Guest Zoe Lafferty




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