Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the critically hailed, Booker Prize shortlisted new sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, has become an instant bestseller.  To celebrate this momentous literary event, Fane Productions presents a unique theatrical event -- which BY Experience distributes exclusively to cinemas around the world -- with one of our greatest living writers.   Filmed live on the stage of the National Theatre in London, this fascinating event features a wide-ranging interview with Margaret and striking readings from the new novel performed by actors Ann Dowd, Lily James and Sally Hawkins.

Great for book clubs and fans of Atwood's work, the event offers an insightful look at The Testaments, with Atwood reflecting on the legacy of The Handmaid’s Tale including why -- and how -- she returned to her seminal handmaid story.  With topics spanning history, politics, psychology and current affairs and moving readings that introduce us to the characters of the new book, Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas is an event for our times, not to be missed.

‘I am delighted that the launch of The Testaments will take place not only in London on 10th September, but also by live-streaming to over 1000 cinemas around the world. I can’t be in all the places at once in my analogue body, but I look forward to being with so many readers via the big screen.’ - Margaret Atwood

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre in London, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’ - Margaret Atwood

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this is an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humor and intellect.

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