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The Sacred #29: Nick Payne

The Sacred #29: Nick Payne

In the 29th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to Nick Payne, an award winning playwright and screenwriter. 02/01/2019

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Nick Payne is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. His plays ‘Constellations’, and ‘If There is I Haven’t Found it Yet’ have been performed in London and New York and his series ‘Wanderlust’ was recently screened on BBC 1 and Netflix. Nick adapted Julian Barnes’s The Sense Of An Ending for BBC Films which was released in 2017 with Jim Broadbent. Jake Gyllenhaal will star in Nick’s play A Life which will run at The Public Theater on Broadway from January to March 2019. 

In this episode he discusses why publicly funded arts are sacred to him, the difficulty of writing about religious belief as an agnostic, and why he thinks the theatre is vital for creating space to reflect on what kind of society we want to be.

This podcast is a project of Theos Think Tank (@theosthinktank) and is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield (@theoselizabeth).

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

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Posted 2 January 2019



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