Theatre comedy down your end!

If anyone knows a local Pub, Club, or Village Hall with a function space prepared to pay £100, Maverick will bring this classic tragi-comedy to you. We keep the door take and you keep the bar take, free p.r and publicity! Bargain! Email or message me. x


Dickens, Calvino and Hugo!

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Nick Hennegan celebrates the birthdays of Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo and a new English translation of Italo Calvino. — Send in a voice message:

W B Yeats in Dublin and Chiswick, London.


Celebrating a new, free, interactive app celebrating the life of Yeats in Chiswick, London, Nick Hennegan found an old recording discussing the poet, live from Dublin. — Send in a voice message:

I got a new phone. I might be ‘proper’ again!

Yep! A new iPhone!

Now a new phone might not seem like such a big deal – but it is. If you’re a regular bohemian, you’ll know that one of the first things to suffer for our art tends to be our credit rating. And the last theee times over the years I tried to get a phone contract I was turned down! I had to rely on gifts and hand-me-downs!

Until now! I must be doing something right, because I’ve been given a three year contract!

Now being broke financially (but rich in other areas – such as love, art and life) can be VERY bad for morale and I’m going to write soon about dealing with the creative scourge of poverty. My saving grace is that I did quite well financially in the ‘80’s – although as a working class lad I had NO idea what to do with the dosh and it all finally went when I developed a passion for trying to ensure that other working-class people like myself could attend and appreciate Theatre.

But I hang on to that memory and now I’ve got a phone contract again I might be becoming ‘proper’ again. Text me and let me know what you think. I’ll write the reply on this new phone.

Well known writers featured on the London Literary Pub Crawl.

London has been home to some of the most revered writers in history. Here are five of the most famous writers who have lived and worked in the city:

  1. Charles Dickens: The renowned English author was born in Portsmouth, but moved to London in his early twenties and wrote most of his beloved classics, such as Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, while living in the city.
  2. George Orwell: The author of Animal Farm and 1984 spent much of his life in London and his novels were often influenced by his life in the city.
  3. Virginia Woolf: The modernist writer and founder of the Bloomsbury Group is perhaps best known for her novel Mrs Dalloway. Woolf moved to the city in 1904 and wrote many of her works while living in London.
  4. J.K. Rowling: The author of the beloved Harry Potter series lived in London while writing the first four novels in the series.
  5. William Shakespeare: The Bard is perhaps the most famous of all London writers. He lived in the city for much of his life and wrote his most famous works, such as Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, while living in the city.

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Talking Two down the Pub!

I was with the lovely gang at the Tabard Theatre last night, talking marketing, touring, new show ideas… and drinking. A bit.

Talking marketing with the Maverick gang. And having a drink!
The lovely and talented behind-the-scenes Theatre At The Tabard gang. Swapping stories, production ideas and, yep, drinking a bit too. Well, it is PUB theatre…

Want to come and see us in action? Use the code MAVERICK when booking for 10% off till the end of Feb! For more info, just CLICK THE LINK BELOW. Cheers! 🍺


An Invitation to Celebrate WB Yeats… all over Chiswick!

An Invitation from poet Cahal Dallat.

Chiswick Mall by Rod Moffatt is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

You’re all invited to celebrate Yeats’s anniversary on Saturday, 28th Jan @ 11am by joining us for the launch of London’s latest arts adventure and poetry/lit.hist/heritage visitor-experience…

…when BBC/Channel5 presenter The Jeremy Vine launches, the first ever poetry-places literary-walk available 24/7 at the click of a QR code on the info-signage by Conrad Shawcross‘s dazzling Yeatsian gyre, #EnwroughtLight, near Turnham Green Tube Station at the gateway to Yeats’s boyhood London neighbourhood.

That’s🌻Bedford Park🌻, the quaintly Bohemian and radically progressive artist’s-colony that fostered Yeats’s Irish poetic genius, channelled his love of Irish landscape, legends and lore into Nobel-Prize gold, sparked his first forays into drama, enlightened his lifelong interest in Eastern religions, nurtured his siblings’ love of the visual arts, hosted his meeting with the woman he would love and lose, facilitated the founding of the Irish Literary Revival, and so much more – eight locations all, incredibly, within a few hundred yards of each other (plus two slightly farther afield).

And at each location – on your smartphone/tablet/iPad – images, history, a short talk and a Bedford-Park-inspired Yeats poem read by 2022 Oscar+BAFTA-nominated Irish actor, Ciarán Hinds.

The young Yeats, in the days he walked the very path that you see in the pic (below) to his school, fared better in maths and science subjects than English and Latin, and dreamt of a ‘unity’ of arts and sciences, nature and spirit, (or ‘psychogeometries’ in Conrad Shawcross’s terms) so we know he’d be delighted by a 21st-century gizmo that time-travels the poetry/arts-lover back to Bedford Park’s Utopian late-19th-century heyday and to the people and places that inspired some of the greatest political poems and love-lyrics of the 20th-century.

(More to watch out for in 2023 so check-out/bookmark our website, where you can donate to support ongoing project costs and our 2023 celebrations, subscribe-to/unsubscribe from newsletter etc, and, of course, follow us on Twitter @YeatsBedfordPk.)

Would be great to see you there!

Hot (pub and theatre!) news..!

I’m excited to announce this brilliant comedy drama Two, by Jim Cartwright @theatreattabard Chiswick, London in April… and as a friend of Maverick there’s 10% off all seats booked before the end of Feb using the booking code. MAVERICK.

It’s our 30th anniversary year! Phew! And if you’d like us to bring this to your venue – pub, club or theatre – all you need is a room and £100 and we’re there! Email

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Monday Writing…

Just a normal Monday #writing night in the Cross Keys #Pub in Hammersmith – with a cat, a pigeon and a pirate.

Beware Pub Pirates!