Monthly Incisive Subversive Writing Of Every Era.

Sun 22 Jan to Sun 25 Jun


A Cockpit Production



Peter Marinker and friends present incisive, subversive writing from every era.
Readings and discussion of the most disruptive, from the most informed, for the most discerning. Work from Beckett to Homer and back again - a word to the wise.

Listen to plays,  poetry,  prose, and letters.  

Followed by an open discussion, in the comfortable Cockpit bar or upstairs in Studio 1.

With Peter Marinker – Director, Bookshop Theatre

Sunday 22nd January: Beckett Letters, Volume I - 7pm

The letters written by Samuel Beckett between 1929 and 1940 provide a vivid, personal view of Western Europe in the 1930s, and mark the emergence of Beckett's unique voice and sensibility.
The Cambridge University Press edition of The Letters offers for the first time a comprehensive range of letters of  the greatest literary intelligence of the twentieth century.

They include letters to friends, painters and musicians, as well as to students, publishers, translators, and colleagues in the world of literature and theatre. For anyone interested in twentieth-century literature and theatre this edition is essential reading, offering not only a record of Beckett's achievements but a powerful literary experience in itself

Future Dates

SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY: Beckett Letters Volume II

SUNDAY 26th MARCH: Russia (Pushkin, Dostoevsky)

SUNDAY 23rd APRIL: Germany. (Faust, Goethe, Mann)

SUNDAY 28th MAY: Sweden (Strindberg, Larsen)

SUNDAY 25th JUNE: Beckett Letters Volume III



Please note: Readings will often be in Studio 1. Access is via a broad spiral staircase and is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs.

If this is a problem please write to thebookshoptheatreatgmail [dot] com (subject: Mapping%20Beckett)