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Change of venue and date for Wolf Hall talk


The popularity of BBC drama Wolf Hall has led to an event with the series producer and writer being moved to a bigger venue to cope with demand for tickets.

Peter Straughan and John Yorke, both former students of the School of English at Newcastle University, will discuss the challenges of bringing the Booker Prize-winning trilogy to the screen at a special event at Newcastle University’s Curtis Auditorium on Wednesday 11 February.

In addition to moving to a larger venue, the talk has also been brought forward, having been previously advertised as taking place on 20 February.

The BBC2 drama, starring Mark Rylance (pictured) and Damian Lewis, has been widely acclaimed – not least by Hilary Mantel herself - for its portrayal of Thomas Cromwell as he rises from humble beginnings to become Henry VII’s chief minister.

The talk has been organised by Newcastle University’s Centre for Literary Arts and takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 February. Tickets cost £6 (£4 concessions, £2 for Newcastle University students) and are available from the Newcastle University webstore at

For more information visit the NCLA website at

published on: 9 February 2015