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Five novels from the Victorian era to give comfort in troubled times.

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, In : Writers 
In these troubled times, I thought these books, suggested by Pam Lock, a Lecturer in English Literature (Specialist in Victorian Literature and Alcohol) from the University of Bristol, in the Conversation, might be of interest.

The evolution of the novel and short story in the 19th century brought us one of the greatest human sources of comfort, besides food and a nice hot bath. When someone tells me they are planning to “curl up with a good book”, I am filled with a sense of peace on thei...


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We're on hold till the end of April. Probably.

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Friday, March 20, 2020, In : Nick Hennegan 
Well, what a start to the new year. The corona virus has taken everyone by surprise.  And obviously, with the travel restrictions, bookings for our crawls have been cancelled from all over the world!  If you have already booked a ticket, don't worry.  As a small writers charity we're not able to do cash refunds, but your ticket will be valid for 10 years!  And its transferrable so you can always gift it.  Or, as lots of people are doing in the UK and the USA at the moment, you can 'gift' the ...
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Busy, busy, August!

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, In : Theatre News 


(Kizzy Dunn and Andrew Greaves in Nick Hennegan's Romeo and Juliet)

Apologies if you've been trying to book tickets to come on the London Literary Pub Crawl in August.  We obviously love to see you and by supporting us you are supporting a new generation of artists.  But we're nearly all at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the biggest open arts festival in the world - and it means we're a bit short handed during August!  The GREAT news is that both of our acclaimed productions - P.A.L.S. and Ro...
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Kizzy is King of Edinburgh. And Queen. And Prince...

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Friday, July 27, 2018, In : Nick Hennegan 
I've just realised I've not been on here since May.  It's mainly the fault of my writing a new verison of Hamlet.  Called, Hamlet-Horatio's Tale, it's a one-man show, played by a woman, Kizzy Dunn, pictured below. And with Sir Derek Jacobi as the voice of Old Hamlet.  And I've got to get back to rehearsals now, so more later.  Come and see us at the Assembly Rooms on George Street.  You won't regret it.  And you can buy me a drink...!  x


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If you are planning on coming to London, check out this creative guide.

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Friday, February 10, 2017, In : Hennegan's Best Bohemian Literary Pubs 
Good Areas for Creative Pubs in London. 

1.  CHISWICK, LONDON, W4.
Chiswick (Listeni/ˈtʃɪzᵻk/ chiz-ick) is a district of West London, England. 

Chiswick, or ‘leafy  Chiswick’ as it seems to be known colloquially throughout London, is an interesting area for many reasons. Not least of which is the fact the London League of Irish Writers was established here in the 20th Century. This may have had something to do with the fact W.B. Yeats made his home here, as did the poet Alexander Pope, ...


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Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. in Birmingham!

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Friday, December 11, 2015, In : Nick Hennegan 

It's exciting being back in Birmingham at the Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre. And last years London sellout version of my A Christmas Carol has done just that again - this time in Birmingham. Here's what I wrote for the theatre programme. 



We all know Charles Dickens' remarkable Christmas story. He wrote it in 1843, just as his fame and success as a writer was fading. The novella has not been out of print since! I first came across the book as a boy. I borrowed a children's version of the sto...


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Autumn Events in London. And Spreadsheets. Our Friends.

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Friday, October 2, 2015, In : Nick Hennegan 
I should be writing here more often, but to be honest, running the London Literary Pub Crawl takes a chunk of time.  We've done incredibly well over our first year or so, but I've decided we could do much better, so we're looking to raise £30k for marketing.  It'll make us a real attraction in London and my Chinese actors stand poised, ready to go.

But we're writers, not accountants.  Fortunately I've found a brilliant accountant who is able to frame my terms of reference in accounting speak ...
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Defying the norm? Hardly, the Edinburgh Fringe defines it.

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Sunday, August 9, 2015, In : British Theatre 
This is interesting if you are performing or considering visiting the Edinburgh Festival.  We personally love it, but understand the sentiment expressed here, by Stephen Greer, Lecturer of Theatre Practices at Glasgow University.  Reprinted from The Conversation, with permission.


This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe slogan – “defying the norm since 1947” – might make for good marketing. But it hardly reflects the role of the world’s largest arts festival accurately. Far from suppo...

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Nick Hennegan Hello. I'm Nick Hennegan and I started the London Literary Pub Crawl. Most of the blogs on here will be by me. I've always written but my first theatrical success was an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Henry V' (www.HenryVPlay.com) I founded Maverick Theatre in 1994. (www.Maverick-Theatre.com) This pub crawl is really more a promenade theatre performance than a tour and I'm running it with a bunch of enthusiastic local actors and writers. I love sharing my passion for the area and the artists. I also present a radio show on Resonance 104.4fm - London's Arts Station and a podcast on our site. If you haven't visited us in London yet, I hope you'll come soon. And feel free to leave comments or email me at nick @ LondonLiteraryPubCrawl.com - I reply to them all and I love to hear from you.

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