London has been a focus of the literary world and the theatre for centuries. Many an author features in its history, and there are many books detailing Literary London. But nothing gives a better understanding of the relationship between place and word than to walk London’s streets. Similarly the best way to appreciate the richness of London’s theatrical life is to visit and experience it for yourself. These tours give you London by Page and Stage.
London by Page and Stage
These are not plaques-and-statues tours. My literary London tours feature site-specific readings which give a better appreciation of how London has been written. Similarly my theatrical tours seek to give a full understanding of our matchless theatrical story.
Bethnal Green in So Many Words A celebration of this East End parish through writings ranging from 1896 to 2003.
A Dickens of a City An evocation of London in transition through the authentic voice of the City – that of Charles Dickens.
Much Ado About Trading An exploration of how Shakespeare and his contemporaries brought City trade to the London stage.
Peter Ackroyd’s Monstrous East End An evocation of Ackroyd’s monsters, particularly the Architect and the Limehouse Golem.
Rumpole and the Legal Life Follow the experiences of Horace Rumpole on a stroll through Legal London.
Behind the Magic Curtain An exploration of the contribution Theatreland has made to the development of British performance.
Shakespeare – Take Him for All in All A ‘companion to Shakespeare’ tour celebrating Shakespeare the Londoner.
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Picture of Hare Street (now Cheshire Street), setting of Alexander Baron’s King Dido © 2016 Alan Tucker