Tyrone Guthrie Talk at Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Anglo-Irish director Tyrone Guthrie is recognised as one of the most influential figures in 20th-century theatre.

Working on both sides of the Atlantic, he brought a revolutionary new approach to the classical repertoire and also to the design of theatres themselves.

In this fascinating talk, Christopher Fitz-Simon, author and former director of the Abbey Theatre, explores Guthrie’s world through his letters, which he is editing for publication. Addressed to his mother Norah and his sister Peggy, who married Hubert Butler, they feature searching observations on leading actors of the day, including Siobhán McKenna, Sybil Thorndike, Alec Guinness, John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier. 


Sunday 9th August, 11am


The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle

How to Book

Tickets available at

The Arts Council | Funding the Arts The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Res Artists | Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht National Lottery Office of Public Works

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