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    Join us for the Prospect events this summer as the UK’s leading voices examine the history and themes of Festival 2015’s most sought-after productions.

    Event details

    ​Premiered at Glyndebourne in 1946, Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia is a visceral interpretation of the Lucretia myth, but is it a feminist work?

    Join the panel* on 14 August as they explore Britten’s motivation and the relevance of his work today.


    Bronwen Maddox
    Prospect editor (chair)

    Bettany Hughes
    Ancient Greek historian

    Peter Parker
    Author of The Old Lie: The Great War and the Public-School Ethos and biographies of JR Ackerley and Christopher Isherwood
    Writer for the Telegraph, the Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement
    Contributed an essay to Britten’s Century

    *Because of other commitments Fiona Shaw and Dr Paul Kildea will not be able to appear on the panel as originally scheduled.

    How to book

    Prospect events are free but ticketed; a separate ticket for each event must be selected during the purchase of your performance tickets.

    To book, select your tickets for The Rape of Lucretia on 14 August. Once you have selected your seats for the main performance, you will be offered the opportunity to book your free tickets for the Prospect event on that date.

    Please note that some events are limited and event tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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