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The Old Vic's new Voices Off series includes Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Conversation

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE OLD Vic has announced new talks in its Voices Off series. Tickets go on general sale on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12 noon.

Shaping the Stage – in the Rehearsal Room on Friday, March 1 from 2–5pm. Tickets: £10.

This is a gathering of choreographers, movement directors and dancers who specialise in contributing to theatre. This one-off symposium will bring together established practitioners, emerging artists and representatives of commissioning organisations and agencies.

Whether you’re already working in this area of theatre, or want to find out more about the world of dance and movement, the symposium will include panel discussions and debates from experts, the chance to ask your own questions − and don’t miss the opportunity to network with the panellists and other attendees at the end.

The event will be chaired by Gary Yershon (Associate Artist of The Old Vic and RSC).

Panel includes: Temitope Ajose-Cutting (The American Clock Associate Choreographer), Polly Bennett (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Crown, Sweat), Penny Greenland (JABADAO Artistic Director) Drew McOnie (Strictly Ballroom, King Kong), David Nixon (Northern Ballet Artistic Director) and Ayse Tashkiran (RSC Associate Artist, Central School of Speech and Drama).

Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Conversation – in the Auditorium on Tuesday, May 21 from 5–5.45pm. Tickets £6.

Before the performance of All My Sons hear Sally Field and Bill Pullman in conversation with Jeremy Herrin. They’ll be talking about their experiences playing Kate and Joe Keller in one of Miller’s most famous plays and making their London stage debuts at The Old Vic.

If you would like to attend the same day’s performance of All My Sons, tickets are still available, and you can book at www.oldvictheatre.com/.

Man Up, in association with Mishcon de Reya LLP – in the Rehearsal Room on Thursday, May 23 from 5.30–6.30pm. Tickets: £6/£5 concessions.

Man up. Boys don’t cry. Grow a pair.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK today, and male suicides account for roughly three quarters of all suicides in the country. Mental health charities suggest this is, in a large part, down to the social pressure on men to show their mental and physical strength and to keep their emotions to themselves.

With more and more men in the public eye coming forward to counter these potentially damaging stereotypes our notion of masculinity is slowly changing. But what is this so-called ‘toxic masculinity’, where does it come from and how does it affect our society as a whole?

Alongside this spring’s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, a play in which masculinity means fighting for your country or going to any lengths to provide for your family, this Voices Off panel discussion will look at what it really means to be a man in the twenty-first century.

Panellist line up to be announced.

Voices Off is a series of talks, conversations, debates and workshops which explore the themes raised by the productions on the main stage.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 0844 871 7628 or visit www.oldvictheatre.com/.