Sun 12 Aug 2018

Dead Wives and Poor Darlings: Marriage and Murder in Writing by Women

Behind the Screen with Grey goose

Sun 12 Aug 2018
Doors 18.30, event 19.00-20.00
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions
Screening Room
South Wing

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Daphne Du Maurier’s novel Rebecca remains one of the most treasured stories in modern fiction.

What is it that has kept generations of readers and viewers coming back to Manderley - to the haunting spectre of Rebecca, the chronically devoted Mrs Danvers and our nameless narrator, the second Mrs de Winter?  Join our panel of female industry leaders, led by broadcaster and Guardian journalist Bidisha, as we embark on what promises to be an impassioned and lively discussion exploring the stories we tell ourselves and a gothic tale of love and obsession so packed with perils and promises including film journalist and editor Sophie Monks Kaufman and other special guests.  


Guardian journalist, broadcaster and film-maker, Bidisha is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation and specialises in international human rights, social justice, gender and the arts.

Sophie Monks Kaufman is a film journalist published at Sight & Sound, NME, The Guardian and is a contributing editor at Little White Lies.

Jane Giles is a film writer whose fourth book, Scala Cinema 1978-1993, is coming out in September through FAB Press.

Bethany Rutter is the host of podcast 'What Page Are You On' and her Plus+: Style Inspiration for Everyone fashion book is out now.

Plus other special guests (TBC). 

Head to the Great Arch Hall entrance for 18.30 to receive your complimentary cocktail from the Grey Goose pop-up bar, accessed via Victoria Embankment. Talks start at 19.00 and last approximately one hour.

Book your ticket for the accompanying feature film (Behind the Screen ticket and film ticket must be booked individually) and you'll receive a priority space at the front of the courtyard with Grey Goose cushions and blankets and a second cocktail from the Grey Goose East Wing Bar.