Adam Kay, Julie Andrews, Jojo Moyes and Michael Morpurgo are among the high-profile authors on the line-up for Fane Productions’ autumn programme, featuring tours and live shows across the country.
This is Going to Hurt author Adam Kay will take to the stage in December to talk about his follow-up Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas (both published by Pan Macmillan) at theatres across the country.
Julie Andrews will be in conversation with actor Alex Jennings at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank on 2nd November to celebrate the publication of her memoir Home Work: A Memoir of my Hollywood Years (Weidenfeld & Nicholson) while Jojo Moyes will discuss her latest novel The Giver of Stars (Michael Joseph) next month in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Moyes will also join Kate Mosse, Ken Follett and Lee Child on "The Friendship Tour" which will see the authors come together to connect with their European readers as they visit Italy, Spain, Germany and France.
Fane m.d. Alex Fane said: “Our Autumn 2019 programme is brimming with some of the best talent across literature, television, film, stage and podcasts. Our programme reflects the diverse taste of our audiences and combines the biggest names with the brightest new talent. With over 80% of our shows taking place regionally it’s with great pleasure that we also launch our very own take on a literary festival in the North East – Words Weekend.”
Elsewhere Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton will tour their hit podcast "The High Low"in October while explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes will tour stages across the country from September to March and broadcaster, actor and writer Sandi Toksvig (31st October, Bloomsbury Theatre, London) and David Nicholls (25th November, Bridge Theatre, London) are also lined up for events.
Michael Morpurgo will embark on a tour to mark his 75th birthday while Nadiya Hussain will also take part in a range of events with the autumn programme, which will see SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton discuss his experiences and legendary chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson will look back at his career with his son Mike in a series of shows across the country.
Fane will also launch the first-ever Words Weekend – a new festival series celebrating the power of words and stories. Words Weekend will curate an annual programme of festivals, in a series of unique settings across the UK. The first edition, hosted by venue Sage Gateshead, features an international line-up that champions diversity, accessibility and the culture of the North East.
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