After a 45 year career, playwright Sir David Hare shows no sign of slowing down.
It was 1970 when playwright David Hare's provocative take on sisterhood, Slag, opened at the Royal Court, putting women centre stage and thrusting contemporary issues into the spotlight. He went on to make his name as a playwright prepared to rigorously engage with the times – from Plenty to Pravda, a satire on the newspaper industry, and more recently Stuff Happens, about the Iraq War.
Knighted in 1998, Sir David Hare released his memoir The Blue Touch Paper in 2015, along with a new play The Moderate Soprano about the couple who founded the Glyndebourne opera house.
Sir David Hare is visiting New Zealand for a discussion and a reading of his 1995 play Skylight at the Auckland Writer's Festival. A revival of Skylight starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy was a major success in London and New York last year.