John le Carré An Evening with George Smiley
The Ink Factory, Fane Productions and Trafalgar Releasing will be presenting John le Carré An Evening with George Smiley in a live appearance at The Royal Festival Hall on 7 September 2017. This appearance, which is in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), will be broadcast across cinemas in the UK and Europe and The Courtyard will be screening an encore on Sunday 10 September.
“Join us for a unique celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers, as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character.
From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, and the War on Terror in A Most Wanted Man, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.
Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, the event will include readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.”