Monthly Incisive Subversive Writing Of Every Era.

Sun 28 May 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 28th MAY: Sweden (Strindberg, Larsen)



Sweden is a land of many poets. The readings are from SWEDISH POETS IN TRANSLATION by the late Malin Bergman-Andrews. Her daughter Karin will introduce the work.

Also, there are two prose selections. The first is an excerpt from THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by the feminist author Steig Larsen. The second is by the playwright, August Strindberg, who left his wife and abandoned playwriting, went to live in Paris, drugged himself with alcohol and became an alchemist. 'I will be mad', he had written to Gauguin, declaring his intention to plunge himself into THE INFERNO.

Future Dates

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)