Dennis Kelly International Symposium
This symposium, organised by the LSFPA Contemporary Theatre-Making Research Group, will bring together scholars, theatre practitioners and students to discuss one of the most distinctive and compelling voices to emerge in the first decade of 21st century theatre.
In a relatively brief but wide-ranging career that spans stage, television, radio and film, award-winning plays include Osama the Hero (2006), Taking Care of Baby (2007), Orphans (2009) and Matilda the Musical (2010), which won both a Tony and an Olivier. Plays for young audiences include Our Teacher’s A Troll (2009) and DNA, which in 2010 became a set text on the English Literature GCSE syllabus. Kelly co-wrote the award-winning BBC 3 comedy Pulling (2006-2009) and his Channel 4 television drama, Utopia (2013-14) won the International Emmy for Best Drama Series.
The day features a keynote address from Dr Clare Finburgh (Goldsmiths) as well as a Q&A with Dennis Kelly, hosted by Professor Dan Rebellato (Royal Holloway, University of London/Paris-Sorbonne University).