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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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Women in the world and the Women’s World Cup: extra time to reflect on the broader injustices women and girls face

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Friday, May 31, 2019, In : Nick Hennegan 


USA vs Spain in a 2019 friendly. EPA/MANUEL LORENZO


I'm preparing to take PALS and Romeo and Juliet to the Edinburgh Festival fringe this August.  I want to try and redress the traditional male and female role balance a bit, particularly with Romeo and Juliet, so this article in The Conversation caught my eye...


Few events in women’s sport generate more attention than the football World Cup. Around 750m people watched the last tournament and, in June, France will host the 2019 competition, fe...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Saturday, December 29, 2018, In : Simon Says. 
We hope we'll see you in 2019.  The highlights of 2018?  Without doubt, presenting three classic plays at the Edinbugh Festival.  Nick Hennegan's version of A Christmas Carol with Guy Masterson wowing the UK on tour.  And this review from the Sunday Telegraph... 

"WE DRIFT OFF INTO THE SOHO EVENING, COMFORTED THAT A VIVID APPROACH TO THE LIFE'S WORK OF SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS AUTHORS SHOWS THAT THERE IS AS MUCH TO BE LEARNT IN THEIR PUBS AS THEIR PAGES."  SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.

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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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The Edinburgh festivals: how they became the world's biggest arts event

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Saturday, August 6, 2016, In : British Theatre 

Our writer Nick Hennegan has taken numerous productions to Edinburgh and on our Podcast Page you can hear reports from 2015.  As the fringe opened this week, we thought you might find this of interest.

By Kenneth Wardrop, Edinburgh Napier University and Anna Leask, Edinburgh Napier University

The Edinburgh Festival is upon us again, a three-week spectacular that turns the Scottish capital into the biggest arts destination on the planet. It is in fact a number of different festivals, with ...


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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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