TV Preview: Normal People

Monday, 16 March 2020 - 7:00pm
The May Fair Hotel, Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT
The Screening Room
This event is closed for new bookings.

A preview of the new BBC drama followed by a Q&A with Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, screenwriter Alice Birch , director Lenny Abrahamson and executive producer Emma Norton.

Adapted by Sally Rooney alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, from Rooney’s novel of the same name; Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal), from the end of their school days in small-town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College.

At school, Connell is well liked and popular, while Marianne is lonely, proud and intimidating. When Connell comes to pick up his mother from her cleaning job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying in Dublin and Marianne has found her feet in a new social world, leaving Connell hanging at the side lines, shy and uncertain.


The series is executive produced by Sally Rooney, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton and Anna Ferguson for Element Pictures (The Favourite, Dublin Murders), and directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Room, Frank) and Hettie Macdonald (Howard’s End). Catherine Magee is the producer.

Members tickets available Wednesday 19 February, 9.30am
Public tickets available Friday 21 February 12.30pm

Seating will be unallocated. If you have any access requirements, please contact as far in advance as possible. 

With thanks to the BBC and the May Fair Hotel


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  Public £7.50