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Talk Conversations with Roddy Doyle

Conversations with Roddy Doyle

Image courtesy of the Southbank Centre

Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles


One of Ireland’s best-loved writers joins us for an intimate and entertaining evening of sprawling conversation, with various special guest interviewers.

Roddy Doyle’s writing is recognisable for his rich humour, use of dialogue and contemporary references, presenting difficult issues in a concise and accessible form.

His work inimitably portrays the experiences of everyday Irish life – and he has even managed to persuade quite a few people that ‘Mustang Sally’ is a traditional Irish song.

With a chance to hear the man himself read from such books as The Woman Who Walked into Doors, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and A Star Called Henry, this is an evening not to be missed… unless there’s something better on the telly.

Most recently, Doyle wrote the screenplay for the film Rosie, which depicts Ireland’s homelessness crisis in some of his most moving and insightful work to date. His new novel Love – in which two old friends spend an evening looking back on their relationships with women, with parents, with each other – will be published in June 2020.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText.

Event details

Wed 11 Mar 2020, 7:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council