Literary Death Match February 17 (at Southbank)
In 2016, Literary Death Match is taking up residency at the Southbank Centre, for a five-show run that’ll bring together some of the most talented literati in Londontown. So come in from the cold to witness the wild February smarts/hysterics. You won’t want to miss a single one!
What is Literary Death Match? Four writers read their own work for five minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.
Literary Merit: Julia Crouch, best-selling thriller writer of the novels The Long Fall and Tarnished
Performance: Andrew Hunter Murray, QI literary elf, No Such Thing as a Fish panelist, Austentatious performer
* Elizabeth Day, author of Paradise City, Home Fires and Scissors, Paper, Stone
* Matthew Robins, musician, filmmaker and animator
* Nick Makoha, London-based poet, playwright and Ugandan Jedi
* Sadie Hasler, multi award-winning columnist, actor, playwright behind Pramkicker, Co-Artistic Director of Old Trunk Theatre Company
MUSICAL GUEST: Lucinda Belle, harpist & Oscar long-listed singer from the forthcoming Think Big : Like Me
HOST: LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga
Where: Southbank Centre, Function Room 5 at Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX (map)
When: Show at 19h30pm sharp; doors at 19h
Cost: £12 (£1.75 booking fee; free booking for members)