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Christopher Hampton in Conversation with Jonathan Kent

Christopher Hampton
Join us for a very special event at Bloomsbury House with playwright Christopher Hampton in conversation with director Jonathan Kent.

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7:00 pm
About the Event

Playwright Christopher Hampton and director Jonathan Kent are old friends and collaborators who have been working together most recently on Christopher’s translation of Florian Zeller’s The Forest at Hampstead Theatre. We are delighted to be hosting this special evening at our Faber offices on Great Russell Street.

Between 1990 and 2002 Jonathan Kent was joint Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, which he co-founded as a full-time producing theatre. Subsequently, he has worked extensively and internationally in theatre and opera. His theatre productions have been seen at the National Theatre, the Bridge Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, in the West End, Broadway, Dublin and Edinburgh. He has directed opera at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, the ENO, St Petersburg, in Paris, New York, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

Christopher Hampton will be signing copies of his plays at the event.

Please note: when you book for this event, you will receive an email confirmation along with a promotional code to use on our website for 20% off the play script of The Forest.

Student tickets are available at a concessionary rate of £6. Apply the following to the Promo Code field at the checkout: StudentEvents6


Image credits: Christopher Hampton by Gérard-Philippe Mabillard, Jonathan Kent by Johan Persson


This is an in-person event which will take place at our London offices, Bloomsbury House, 74–77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA.

The event will last approximately one hour, including Q&A.

To ensure the wellbeing of all our guests and staff within the building, we would advise taking a Lateral Flow Test within 24 hours prior to your arrival at Bloomsbury House.

We ask that you wear a mask when using the common areas – this includes when travelling to and from the event space and using the bathrooms. We have QR codes you can scan with the official NHS Track and Trace app should you wish to check in. Please note that this guidance may be revised in line with changes.

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, When Did You Last See My Mother? at the age of eighteen. Since then, his plays have included The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon, The Talking Cure and Appomattox. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov, Florian Zeller (including The Father), Daniel Kehlman and Yasmina Reza (including Art and Life x 3).

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Florian Zeller

Florian Zeller’s raw and mysterious play, translated by Christopher Hampton, premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, in February 2022.