The Young Vic’s David Lan gives interactive S4S talk at Friern Barnet School

26 June 2014

David Lan speaking to students at Friern Barnet SchoolFriern Barnet School in North London applied to Speakers for Schools in search of a speaker versed in the arts.

David Lan CBE, Artistic Director at the Young Vic who joined the Speakers for Schools programme last year was glad to accommodate, participating in an exciting interactive workshop with 200 Friern Barnet students in attendance.

Talking about the workings of an Artistic Director the talk spanned the breadth of David’s experiences from selecting the right cast members for a performance to travelling the world.

David spoke further on his interest in anthropology, something that has informed and enhanced his work in the theatre. Questions came from students throughout the presentation, taking a warm tone of conversation.

The talk ended on an appropriate note, with a ten minute extract performance of Romeo & Juliet performed by budding performers from Friern Barnet itself.

Our thanks to David Lan and to Friern Barnet School for an excellent event!