Hosted by Professor Hugh
Hodgart, Director of Drama,
Dance, Production and Film at
A theatre is a civic space, it has a physical presence and role in the life of a city. But can a play be a space as well? Can a play function like a city square and become a place of meeting and protest, entertainment and storytelling? In The Constructed Space, David
Greig will look at theatre’s origins in Athens, its links to democracy and citizenship, and discuss the role theatre can play now in shaping and transforming the communal life of a city.
David Greig is an acclaimed and multi award-winning playwright who became
the Artistic Director of The Lyceum in 2016. David’s most notable plays include The Events, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Midsummer, Dunsinane and
Europe. David also wrote the book for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which
opened in the West End in 2013 and recently transferred to Broadway.