The Short Story as Play

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Host: Edinburgh International Book Festival
Location: Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Speaker: Ben Okri, Charlotte Jarvis, Robert Williamson, David Johnstone

Man Booker prize-winning novelist Ben Okri’s 2009 short story The Comic Destiny has been turned into a play by Lazzi theatre company and it receives its premiere during this year’s Fringe, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. In addition to reading from his new collection of poetry Wild, Ben Okri is joined by actors Charlotte Jarvis and Robert Williamson, who will present a short extract from the performance. The play’s director David Johnstone will also join them to discuss why Okri’s story lends itself so well to a theatre adaptation.

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