The Disappearance of Miss Bebb: A Celebrity Play Reading and Conference

The Great Hall - University of Birmingham - Edgbaston - B15 2TT
Sunday 21 October 2018 (13:00-21:00)

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MISS BEBB, at 6pm in the Great Hall, Sunday 21st October.

The play is inspired by the historic Bebb v The Law Society case brought in 1913 and will be performed by a celebrity cast led by Kalisher Trust Patron and Vice President, Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently, The Professionals) and star of Call the Midwife, Laura Main, with star of Foyles War, Honeysuckle Weeks.

This star-studded cast will be supported by a host of professional actors and some special appearances from students from the University. The reading will last around 90 minutes and includes live sound effects and music.

Tickets are priced at £40 (plus booking fee) and can be bought from Eventbrite.

During the day, there will also be a conference which will focus on: Striding Forwards Together In Equal Partnership
The ambitious goal of the conference is to advance the issues implicit in the Bebb v The Law Society case and generate action for change in the future; inspiring and supporting the next generations of lawyers in the Midlands.
We believe the issues are (principally but not exclusively); 

  • Barriers to access
  • The need for diversity of representation in the law (as in all professions)
  • Strategies for changing cultures which prevent access and diversity
  • The importance of inspiring and empowering the next generations.

Our carefully chosen contributors have a broad range of fascinating perspectives which can advance present perceptions and future thinking on these areas.

Conference tickets are priced at £30 (plus booking fee) and can be bought from Eventbrite. Tickets for the celebrity play reading and conference cost a combined price of £60 (plus booking fee).

Concessions are available.

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