Upcoming Events


A Roundtable in Celebration of Elizabeth Inchbald 

Monday​ 2nd August 2021 at 5pm (BST), on Zoom

This online roundtable discussion will mark the bicentenary of Inchbald's death (1 Aug. 1821). The panel will include director Colin Blumenau, writer and actress Katie Bonna, and scholars Misty Anderson, Paula Backscheider, and Lisa Freeman. As part of the discussion we will be showing footage from the 2008 production of Wives as They Were and Maids as They Are at the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds. Find out more here.

Sign up for the roundtable here.

   Celebrating Elizabeth Inchbald             

   Oxford Workshop 2022                            

Performance Workshop on Hannah Cowley's Who’s the Dupe? (1779)

St. Hugh's College, Oxford

Spring 2022​

Student performers will work with a professional director on Hannah Cowley’s play to consider the challenges of performing eighteenth-century farce. The day will end with a a script-in-hand performance of select scenes before an audience, followed by a Q&A session.

More information will be available from Oxford closer to the event.

   Inchbald Conference 2022                       

Elizabeth Inchbald: A Bicentennial Conference

St. Hugh's College, Oxford

8-9 Sept. 2022 

2021 marks the bicentenary of the death of actress, playwright, novelist, and editor, Elizabeth Inchbald, whose plays are among the most popular of the final decades of the eighteenth century. This two-day conference will consider Inchbald’s work and legacy, both of which remain profoundly undervalued and understudied, and will include a professional, script-in-hand performance of Inchbald’s farce, Animal Magnetism (1788).

Please see our Call for Papers here.

R/18: Re-Activating the Repertoire  - A Two-Day Symposium for Researchers, Practitioners, and Producers 

Fall 2022

This symposium will bring together theatre historians, musicologists, and members of the performance studies community with actors, designers, musicians, artistic directors, and producers to discuss the import and viability of works from the Restoration, eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries.

More information will be available from the Newberry closer to the event.

   Newberry Symposium 2022