Matilda the Empress: an overview - 14 & 26 October

Central and Battle libraries

Toby Davies, Producer: speaking about the creation of the project and RBL's drive to raise the profile of Reading, nationally, as a destination of international quality culture and history.

Beth Flintoff, Printer: Speaking about the process of transforming history into dramatic text, her challenges and surprises.

Lindsay Mullaney, Historian: Discussing Matilda's life and the relevance of her story today

Dani McCallum, Actor: Discussing the challenge of researching and playing the lead role.

There will be a model of the set and excerpts of music from the show.

Entry to these events is free but booking is essential. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

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