MK Gallery to host screening of Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale sequel reveal

The Sky Room at the Milton Keynes Gallery will host a screening of Margaret Atwood’s reveal of the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Copyright Liam Sharp

The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is to be released worldwide on September 10th.

The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s 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.

Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

The show is being broadcast live from London with simultaneous screening to be in the Sky Room from 7.30pm. Visit http://www.mkgallery.org to book.

Copies of The Testaments can be pre-ordered from Waterstones in Milton Keynes.

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