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The End of Edinburgh...

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, In : Nick Hennegan 

For a writer, I've not been writing on here very much!  Mainly due to the creative madness that is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  I actually had THREE productions I’d written and directed at the festival this year - A Christmas Carol, Henry V - Lion of England and Hamlet - Horatio’s Tale.  Yes, it was a hectic, but a glorious and intense experience.  Adapting Shakespeare’s Hamlet almost sent me as mad as the gloomy Dane himself. (Or was he mad? Or gloomy?  Or just pretending.  How mad ...

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Happy Holidays!

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Saturday, January 2, 2016, In : Nick Hennegan 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all if you celebrate the season.  If you don't, have a great holiday!

See you in 2016!

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Neville Owen, a Boy's Man! RIP.

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : Nick Hennegan 
Forgive my indulgence. This post isn't really anything directly to do with The London Literary Pub Crawl, other than the fact I wrote the tour and the journal/diary I wrote in 1997 (How To Make a Crisis Out Of A Drama) is being released by Maverick Theatre to celebrate its 21st Birthday. Although booze plays a part, because this is about the first time I got drunk!  And Neville Owen died last month and I went to his funeral, so I wanted to mark his passing. I wrote this in 1997 and I hope it ...
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Merry Christmas (Part Deux) and a Happy New Year!

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, In : Nick Hennegan 

From all of us here at Lit Pub Crawl towers.  May you have a happy and fulfilling Christmas and a peaceful New Year.  We loves ya, you know that, don't ya...!

Nick, Katie and all the Charles Dickens' and Virginia Woolfs'
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The Maverick Newsletter - Writers Retreats and our first books!

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : Writers 

Writers Retreat! New Books! 

It's been a busy few months...!

So how was your summer? I had a bit of an odd one. But I want to tell you about -

  •   Our first BOOKS
  •   Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
  •   The London Literary Pub Crawl and how you can buy a bit of the action!

The big news is that we are finally starting our 
Saturday, 28th September, 2013.  11am - 5pm.
Then every last Saturday of the month.

The Fitzroy Tavern, Charlotte Street, Lon...

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On a trail of Dylan Thomas.

Posted by Nick Hennegan on Thursday, August 15, 2013, In : Nick Hennegan 
I had the pleasure of spending a week in Wales last month. A beautiful country and the home of my childhood holidays. Most of our time had been spent around Aberdyfi and Corris, but this time we moved a little further south and rediscovered New Quay.  And as I walked into town, I was greeted by an image of the boyo himself. Yep, New Quay has a Dylan Thomas Trail!

Dylan lived in many places and he is most generally associated with his Boathouse in Laugharne even further to the South, but he and...
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Class of '13

Posted by Simon Plant on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : Nick Hennegan 
If you're coming to see us over the summer, the chances are you might meet one of this talented bunch of actors. If you've already been on the London Literary Pub Crawl, you may recognise the alleyway next to the Newman's Arms, George Orwell's local.

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George Orwell on Writing - in the Newman Arms

Posted by Simon Plant on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Writers 
One of the pubs we visit on the tour is The Newman Arms. It's a great pub and unusual in that it's one of very few pubs in the area still owned outright by a family, rather than a brewery. I'll go into more detail about the pub in a later post, but I love the place. And it's appeared in some famous films. But perhaps most famously it's where George Orwell used to drink and is widely believed to be the template for the Proles pub in his novel 1984. You can hear some of his description of the p...
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Happy 2013!

Posted by Simon Plant on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Nick Hennegan 

Blimey, the blog below is a bit emotional. All the Christmas stuff! So here we are in a new year. We’re about to get a logo done by the talented Dave Walsh design and we are also about to start to offer some unique meal deals after the tour, so you can sop up the beer and knowledge with the finest food. And this Saturday we launch the new script and see the end of Virginia Woolf. The letter she left her husband is heartbreaking. Watch this space.

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About Us

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' ( I founded Maverick Theatre in 1994. ( 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 @ - I reply to them all and I love to hear from you.


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