Lucy Kellaway – Re-Educated


Lucy Kellaway had a comfortable life. For years she had the same prestigious job, the same husband, and the same home. To the casual observer, she was both happy and successful. But one day, Lucy realised that the life she had built for herself no longer suited her. So she proceeded to tear down both marriage and career, and went back to school, retraining as a teacher. A witty and moving story of one woman’s pursuit of a new life, Kellaway’s story is essential listening for anyone facing the joy – and pain – of starting again.

‘A beautifully told story of courage, determination and, above all,
magnificent defiance’ Alan Johnson

‘Bracing and inspirational’ Nigella Lawson

‘A wonderful writer… life-affirming’ Jon Snow

Chaired by Sheilagh Matheson

Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March.
  • Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.
  • Hearing loops are available.  Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply).

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Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


30 Apr 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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