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The publication of The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. On the 10th September, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades as she follows up her modern classic with The Testaments.

Now picture the scene. You love the book The Handmaid’s Tale, you’re a massive Margaret Atwood fan and you cannot wait to read the sequel, The Testaments. You want to find out more about the writer, so go to book tickets for Margaret Atwood Live at The Sage Gateshead on 26th October only to find they are sold out… Well fear not, as Fane Productions presents Margaret Atwood live in cinemas on Tuesday 10th September in celebration of the global publication of her latest book. Filmed live from the Lyttelton stage of the National Theatre in London, broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed will interview Atwood about her remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to her handmaid story, 34 years later. Special guests will be announced later. Cinema tickets are on sale now from

Margaret Atwood says “I am delighted that the launch of The Testaments will take place not only in London on 10th September, but also by live-streaming to over 1000 cinemas around the world. I can’t be in all the places at once in my analogue body, but I look forward to being with so many readers via the big screen.”

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