Sara Pascoe, Man Booker Prize shortlist, Robert Lindsay
The comedian and writer Sara Pascoe explains to Kirsty Lang why Pride and Prejudice, great as the book is, was in need of a comic stage adaptation. Her play based on Jane Austen's novel is about to open at the Nottingham Playhouse. It includes scenes with modern commentary, original music from Emmy the Great, and jokes.
The Man Booker Prize shortlist, announced today, includes some surprises - omissions as well as inclusions. Critics Alex Clark and Toby Lichtig deliver their verdicts and nominate their favourite to win.
Actor Robert Lindsay talks to Kirsty about playing Jack Cardiff in Prism, a play about the cinematographer's life. Prism looks back at Cardiff's career which includes working on the film sets of The Red Shoes, The African Queen and Sons and Lovers.
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Kate Bullivant.
Main image above: Sara Pascoe
Image credit: Matt Crockett
Image to the left: (L-R) Rachel Partington, Bethan Mary-James and Olivia Onyehara as Mary, Elizabeth and Lydia in Pride and Prejudice
Image credit: Stephen Cummiskey
Man Booker Prize shortlist
The books shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2017 are:
4321 by Paul Auster
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Autumn by Ali Smith
The winner is announced on 17 October 2017.
Image: Lola, Baroness Young, the Chair of the Man Booker Prize 2017 judges panel holding the shortlisted novels.
Prism by Terry Johnson, starring Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner is at the Hampstead Theatre, London until 14 October 2017.
Image: Robert Lindsay as Jack Cardiff in Prism
Image credit: Manuel Harlan
|Interviewed Guest||Sara Pascoe|
|Interviewed Guest||Alex Clark|
|Interviewed Guest||Toby Lichtig|
|Interviewed Guest||Robert Lindsay|