The School of Ken

1st September 2018, 2pm-9pm, The British Library, London.

A celebration of theatre maverick and ‘antic visionary’ Ken Campbell hosted by The British Library. A day of conversation, performance and rarely-seen film with some of those who worked with Ken.

‘Ken Campbell was one of the most original and unclassifiable talents in British theatre of the past half-century’ – The Guardian

14.00 – 16.00 Film screening
Rarely seen footage of Ken Campbell in action

16.30 – 18.00 Panel Discussion: What I learned from Ken 
David Bramwell (Radio 3) hosts a celebratory discussion with creative practitioners who collaborated with and learned from Ken. With comedian and ventriloquist Nina Conti, actors Prunella Gee and Toby Jones and dramatist and director Terry Johnson.

19.00 – 21.00 The School of Ken: An Improvised Performance of Ken’s Life and Legacy
Featuring Ken’s own troupe of extraordinary improvisers including Oliver Senton, Josh Darcy and Jeremy Stockwell. Guest performers to be announced.

*Also featuring art from the legendary Mitch Davies and a foyer-performance of Claudia Boulton’s ‘Table-Top Tragedy’, originally commissioned by Ken*