This newly announced event will be taking place as part of the Southbank Centre’s new online series Inside Out.

(c)Brigitte Lacombe

Broadcasting online on the 8th February at 7.30pm, Ethan Hawke discusses his latest novel A Bright Ray of Darkness, which has been described as a love letter to theatre.

The Tony Award and Academy Award nominated actor will also read from this new novel which is his first for nearly twenty years.

A bright Ray of Darkness explores the story of a young actor who is about to make his Broadway debut, while dealing with heartbreak and disappointment caused by his destroyed marriage.

Other literature and spoken word events taking place as part of Inside Out festival include: American debut novelist Raven Leilani in conversation with British author Diana Evans about her debut work (25th February), poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib introduces his new book of essays on Black performance in a special broadcast event (25th March). And from the world of pop culture, Fearne Cotton speaks frankly about finding her voice (4th February), and lead singer of rock bank Skunk Anansie, Skin (4th March) celebrates her memoir ahead of her appearance at Grace Jones’
Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre in June.

A Night in With Ethan Hawke will be broadcast on the 8th February and will then be available on demand for a further week until the 15th February. To book tickets visit: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/literature-poetry/night-ethan-hawke