Page and Stage

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.

Hare Street Sign - Page and Stage tours

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.

I am a writer myself, and you might be interested in my collections of short stories. You can find details of Death and the City by clicking HERE and details of Behind the Curtains by clicking HERE.

Literary London

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

Theatrical London

Behind the Magic Curtain An exploration of the contribution Theatreland has made to the development of British performance

Peter Daubeny’s World of Theatre A celebration of the theatrical manager who brought international performance to London

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

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