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An evening of short stories with Pin Drop, featuring Siân Phillips and Eileen Atkins

‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932’ event


● Fully booked

Friday 17 February 2017
6.30 — 7.30pm

Part of our

Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932

events programme
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Dame Eileen Atkins and Dame Sian Phillips

© Pin Drop Studio

The RA and Pin Drop bring you a very special evening of readings by two of Britain’s leading actors of the stage and screen, Dame Siân Phillips and Dame Eileen Atkins, drawn from the best Russian literature.

In this exclusive joint appearance, Siân Phillips and Eileen Atkins will read selected works of exceptional Russian literature, against the backdrop of the landmark exhibition, Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932, which marks the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Eileen Atkins is the multi award-winning actress best known for her roles in critically-acclaimed film and television roles including Gosford Park, Cold Mountain and Cranford. Siân Phillips is known for her roles in iconic series I, Claudius (for which she won a BAFTA) and Goodbye Mr Chips, and her widely-regarded performances on the stage, most recently receiving rave reviews in Les Blancs at the National Theatre in Summer 2016.

This evening will conclude with a Q&A chaired by Pin Drop founder Simon Oldfield. Held in the historic rooms of Burlington House, this event forms part of the Pin Drop programme of literary events at the Royal Academy of Arts. Previous readers have included Will Self, William Boyd and Ben Okri.

All ticket prices include one complimentary drink at a reception following the event.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Friday 17 February 2017

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£16, includes exhibition entry. £12, event only. Reductions available.