Forgive Us Our Debts
The project examines personal, corporate, and public debt in the UK within a moral framework. (2019)
In the 29th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to Nick Payne, an award winning playwright and screenwriter. 02/01/2019
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.
Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, writing in The Financial Times and delivering Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Posted 2 January 2019
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