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Day 2 – Friday 30th September 2022

September 30, 2022

£13.00 – £21.00

Morning session

The Town Hall


9:45 – Our Thespians in Havana: Filming ‘Our Man’ in early-Revolutionary Cuba: Festival Director Christopher Hull (Chester Uni) reveals the local sensitivities about how their island would be portrayed in Carol Reed’s production, just four months after the 1959 Cuban Revolution.

10:45 – Break for tea and coffee

11:15 – Greene in the stalls: Theatre Director Svetlana Dimcovic reflects on Greene’s plays and their relevance to audiences today, recent revivals, and the power of Greene to make us feel he is in the stalls with us today.

Break for lunch

Afternoon session

The Town Hall


2:30 – Ian Fleming’s and Graham Greene’s Intertextual Thrillers: Lucas Townsend (Roehampton University) identifies the remarkable similarities and surprises between their character types, plot directions, and recurrent symbols across their works.

3:30 – Break for tea and coffee

4:00 – Graham Greene, A Teller of Tales and The Mill – His First Story?: Philip Hormbrey uncovered two works in 2021, The Mill and A Dream, which he believes are Greene’s earliest publications. He tells the story that lies behind The Mill, of long forgotten poetry, and of ancestors, of dreams and of treasure.

Evening session

The Civic Centre


8:00 – Film: Monsignor Quixote (Euston Films, 1987, 120 mins) Greene and Christopher Neame adapted the novel into a television film starring Alec Guinness and Leo McKern, plus several other notable actors including Ian Richardson and Graham Crowden. Plus introduction.


September 30, 2022
£13.00 – £21.00


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