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Please see below for our exciting forthcoming programme of events:



The Actors Centre - Women in the plays of Arthur Miller Workshop: May 8th 2018, 10:30 – 1:30


Val is returning to the Actors Centre to give a workshop focusing on women in Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge and Broken Glass.


Val has directed much of Miller’s work in the UK’s leading drama schools.


To book a place please contact the Actors Centre:                                       

Phone: 020 3841 6600

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Circolo Italo Britannico, Venice: 2018


Val is delighted to continue the Live Literature Company’s European links by accepting an invitation to speak at the Circolo Italo Britannico in Venice again. This time the focus of her talk will be on EM Forster’s links with Italy. 


Do watch this space for the date, which will be confirmed later this year.


We would love you to join us in Venice for this event.



The Performance Festival at The Victoria and Albert Museum: Sunday April 22 2018




The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre.



Join The Live Literature Company for a fun and fascinating insight into the results of theatre censorship.  This unique event will examine scenes by controversial 1960’s playwright Joe Orton, performed in both their censored and uncensored versions. Scenes will be read and performed by Edward Halsted, Wendy Morgan and Rosie Sheehy; directed by Valerie Doulton.


Free event. Booking essential


Val is delighted to continue The Live Literature Company’s relationship with the V & A. Val has previously staged Joe Orton’s work in a production of Funeral Games at The Lyric, Hammersmith.



The National Portrait Gallery – 200th Anniversary of Emily Bronte’s birth: 27th July 2018, 7pm



Val is delighted to continue her relationship with the National Portrait Gallery in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Emily Bronte’s birth, with a recital of Emily’s poetry by her portrait in the gallery. This is a rare opportunity to hear her poetry performed live, and we very much look forward to welcoming you to this event.




Summer Shakespeare: 2018


Love Scenes from As You Like It with Songs is our entertaining summer Shakespeare adaptation. Drama students from Niagara University USA, as part of Val’s long-running study abroad programme, will again give the performances.


Performance dates:


Salcombe, Devon - 6pm June 23 & 24th


Lauderdale House tea lawn, Waterlow Park London - 7pm June 28th


Hall’s Croft garden, Stratford upon Avon - 2.30 pm June 30th & July 1st


Please see the publicity below for all the details:







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