Wed, 16 October 2019

6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Speeches that Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore, Jason Isaacs and More


Emmanuel Centre

9-23 Marsham St, Westminster, London, SW1P 3DW

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Let acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore take you on a journey from ancient times to the present day with the greatest speeches in history brought to life by a cast of acclaimed actors.

Some speeches are heroic and inspiring; some diabolical and atrocious; some are exquisite and poignant; others cruel and chilling. The speakers themselves vary from empresses and conquerors to rock stars, novelists and sportsmen, dreamers and killers, from Churchill and Elizabeth I to Stalin and Genghis Khan, and from Michelle Obama and Cleopatra to Bob Dylan, Nehru and Muhammad Ali.

Actors and contributors are subject to change.

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of prize-winning novels, histories and books for children, including most recently WRITTEN IN HISTORY: LETTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.

Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs has won or been nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA, International Emmy, Critics’ Circle, Satellite, SAG and Critics’ Choice Awards among others. Notable film credits include: The HARRY POTTER franchise series>>

Hannah MacInnes

Hannah MacInnes is a freelance journalist and a regular interviewer and podcast host for the How To Academy where she chairs interviews, panels, debates and conferences across a wide range of subjects and current issues. Follow her on Twitter @hannahmacin. >>

Kate Phillips

Kate Phillips played Jane Seymour in WOLF HALL, Venetia Scott in THE CROWN, Linda Shelby in PEAKY BLINDERS and Lise Bolkonskaya in WAR AND PEACE. She is currently starring as Princess Mary in the DOWNTON ABBEY film.

Paapa Essiedu

Paapa Essiedu is one of the UK’s leading young actors. Paapa’s screen credits include leading roles in BAFTA-winning drama Kiri (Channel 4); Press, The Miniaturist (BBC One) and Gangs of London (Sky).>>