NEWS: Margaret Atwood to Celebrate Publication of The Testaments with Live Broadcast

To celebrate the publication of the highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Fane Productions have confirmed the author will participate in a live broadcast on the publication date.

(c)Liam Sharp.

The literary event will begin with the midnight opening at Waterstones Piccadilly with Margaret Atwood. This will be then followed by a six date in-person tour across the UK and Ireland following in October and November.

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas will be broadcast to over 1,000 cinemas across the globe, including cinemas throughout the UK, US and Canada, with delayed screenings planned in Australia and New Zealand.  Filmed live from the Lyttelton stage of the National Theatre in London on the 10th September, broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed will interview Atwood about her remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to her handmaid story, 34 years later. Cinema tickets are on sale now.

Following the book release week events, Fane will present Atwood in a limited, six-date tour across the UK and Ireland in October and November. Tickets for these events are on general sale now.

Margaret Atwood says ‘I am delighted that the launch of The Testaments will take place not only in London on 10th September, but also by live-streaming to over 1000 cinemas around the world. I can’t be in all the places at once in my analogue body, but I look forward to being with so many readers via the big screen.’

Fane Productions’ live cinema broadcast is Executive Produced by David Sabel, the creator of National Theatre Live, with BY Experience, the New York based event cinema pioneer, global distribution representative of The Met: Live in HD and the global (ex-UK) distributor of National Theatre Live, distributing to cinemas, ex-UK.  UK cinema distribution is by National Theatre Live.

For more information about the cinema screenings visit: To find out more about the six date UK tour visit:

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