Well, what a year 2012 has been. The Silver Jubilee, the Olympics and more importantly (to us anyway) the launch of the London Literary Pub Crawl. It's because we are a not-for-profit charity with no budget that the critical and audience acclaim we've received early on has been so important and so crucial... and so moving. Partly inspired by the Olympics coming to London, I felt a desire - perhaps a passion - to share what I'd found out about the struggle some of the worlds most famous writers went through in their early lives in the capital city. And it's so gratifying to realise there are others who share this passion. So far it's cost everybody involved with this project. The actors, the writers, me - none of us have received a fee and we've turned up and rehearsed at our own cost. But we're doing it because we want to try and avoid the financial hardship the likes of Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens & Samuel Johnson went through. If we can find an audience we might be able, one day, to give local actors and writers a leg up.
It's very early days for our London tour. But I REALLY want to thank you. As mentioned outside the Soho Theatre, your interest and willingness to buy a ticket for our tour will, literally one day change the literary world!
And that's not a bad thing now, is it...!
In : Nick Hennegan