Can words still pack a punch in the reign of Twitter?
Have the carriers of thought, the deliverers of argument, the elements of poetry, the sounds that make us human – lost their force in the age of short attention span?
Simon Schama has lived in the house of words for half a century – as historian, art critic, broadcaster and journalist. He has spun the web of words in big books and tight essays; he’s done stand up in Chicago and live cook shows on TV. Now he has a new collection of writing on everything from Falstaff to Leonard Cohen, pomegranates to populism.
You can hear his words on stage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on June 2nd.
Presented by Fane Productions as part of the ‘Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket’ season
Access description: Main entrance up three 15cm steps (staircases have handrails on both sides and are highlighted) through a set of double swing doors. Box Office counter to the right of the entrance. 18 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, 28 steps up to the Royal Circle, and 60+ steps up to the Upper Circle and Gallery, through a separate entrance to the right of the main entrance. 4 steps in to each box.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 20 headsets.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium but up to 6 can be looked after in the manager’s office.
Disabled Access: No steps to the auditorium through EXIT doors to the left and righthand side of the main entrance – please tell the Box Office in advance and they will be opened for you. 1 space for a wheelchair user at X18. The venue is suitable for scooters. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat for 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs. The theatre can store 1 scooter and 4 wheelchairs per performance.
Toilets: Women’s and men’s are down 11 steps from the foyer and at Royal Circle and Upper Circle level.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet at Stalls entrance on street level