Given the interest and interaction recently sparked on the Whatsonstage.com Discussion Forum about the current West End stage version of Festen and its adaptor David Eldridge, theatregoers may be interested to know that he’ll be giving a Masterclass about the production at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Tuesday 9 November 2004 at 3.30pm. Other Masterclasses in November include: actress Helen McCrory on the actor’s response to the director; Lynda La Plante on TV and film writing; actor Greg Hicks on how he creates roles; and director John Caird and members of the company from the Haymarket’s current revival of Becket, starring Dougray Scott and Jasper Britton. As a spin-off to the Masterclass series, there will also be a series of afternoon play premiere showcases directed by up-and-coming directors care of the Caird Company.