On Tuesday 10 September, Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – her highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale – is revealed. This momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.
Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
Special guests Lily James, two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Ann Dowd (Emmy Award-winner for Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid's Tale) shall be reading selected passages from The Testaments; in what promises to be an unmissable and intimate event, spotlighting Atwood's signature insight, humour and intellect.
The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.