The Frontline Club Quiz – April 2014

Talk Thursday 17 April 2014, 7:00 PM

IMG_2148The infamous Club Quiz returns in April with quizmasters Caroline Johns and Dr Keith Surridge.

Teams can consist of up to six people and the entry cost is £5 per person. All money raised goes to the Frontline Fund, assisting families of fixers and support staff killed or injured while working with the international media.

Caroline Johns is a reformed historian, having given up her PhD when the roof of her garret caved in and the novelty of penury wore off. She left the hallowed groves of academe (lecturing on the BA Journalism course at City University) to cross to ‘the dark side’ that is the private sector and now works for Deloitte as speechwriter to the UK CEO and chief of staff to the global chairman.

Dr Keith Surridge is a history lecturer in several American college programmes in London. He is the co-author of The Boer War (with Denis Judd), which, if you look hard, may even still be available in some good book shops.

This week, quiz champions will win three tickets to Jon Robin Baitz’s critically acclaimed play Other Desert Cities at The Old Vic as well as three tickets to a radical new staging of Orwell’s 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre.

Don’t miss this great offer and book your place for the Club Quiz now!

Other Desert Cities
other desert cities_old vicPulitzer Prize finalist and creator of the hit TV series Brother & Sister and contributor on The West Wing, Jon Robin Baitz has taken America by storm with his Broadway debut. Other Desert Cities, an acidly witty and deeply affecting group de force, melds the political and personal with electrifying results. Nominated for five Tony Awards, the award-winnng play now makes its UK premier at The Old Vic with Lindsay Posner (Noises Off and The Winslow Boy) returning to direct this stellar cast.

1984Nominated for a 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play, and after two sold-out runs, the critically acclaimed Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984, transfers to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season from 28 April.

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.

Orwell’s ideas have become our ideas; his fiction is often said to be our reality. The “definitive book of the 20th century” (The Guardian) is re-examined in a radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.

Terms & Conditions: Tickets valid Monday – Thursday performances from 28 April – 22 May. Subject to availability. Exclusions apply including 5 May bank holiday.