Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating evening with Sir Richard Eyre, one of the leading cultural figures in Britain. In his unforgettable new book, What Do I Know? People, Politics and the Arts, Sir Richard looks back on the people and experiences that have shaped his life.
From Arthur Miller’s relaying of events from the opening night of Death of a Salesman, to Judi Dench racing clockwork toys across a table – her face “illuminated by demented glee” – to encounters with Harold Pinter, Alan Bennett, Margaret Thatcher, Marlon Brando and more, Eyre writes with candour, perceptiveness and charm, and always with an eye for the telling anecdote or the revealing detail that betrays the inner life of his subject.
What Do I Know? is a book that tackles serious ideas with a light and mischievous touch, confirming Richard Eyre’s place as one of our foremost writers and pillars of our cultural life.