Theatre of Failure is an irregular LGBTQ poetry night organised by JD Howse and myself. It is held upstairs at the Nell of Old Drury, a fabulous theatre pub near Covent Garden. We endeavour to provide a platform for LGBTQ poets creating experimental/innovative work, whatever that might mean to them. We enjoy surprises. You are always welcome to contact me at sarah @ sarah – dawson dot co dot uk if you are interested in performing at a future event.
Theatre of Failure V
We are excited to announce the lineup for Theatre of Failure V, which will be held on Saturday 10th August, upstairs at the Nell of Old Drury. Our summer edition will feature readings from Briony Hughes, Kostya Tsolákis, George Reiner, Nehaal Bajwa, Caspar Heinemann and myself. The event is free entry and runs from 7.30 until 10.00 pm, and there will be a book table so you can investigate the poets further, which you will want to do. We look forward to seeing you there.
Theatre of Failure IV
Our fourth event, held on 17th April 2019 at the Nell of Old Drury, featured readings from Alison Graham, Yvonne Litschel, Cat Chong, E.P. Jenkins, Kashif Sharma Patel and Eley Williams. You can watch all of the videos here.
Theatre of Failure III
Our extremely busy and warm third event took place on 15th November 2018, and featured readings from Al Anderson, Alison Rumfitt, Dolly Turing, Robert Hainault, and Samuel Solomon, as well as a new collaboration between J D Howse and myself. You can view a playlist of all of the videos here.
We were very lucky to have new paintings by Ellie Arden for our flyer designs.
Theatre of Failure II
Theatre of Failure II took place on 09/08/18 at the Nell of Old Drury, and featured readings by Daniella Valz Gen, Anna Cathenka, JD Howse, Chloe Proctor, James Cole and myself. Videos of the night can be found here.
Theatre of Failure I
Our first event took place at the Nell of Old Drury, Covent Garden on 12/04/18, and featured readings by Mendoza, Kat Sinclair, Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain, Astra Papachristodoulou, Libby Norman and myself. You can watch a Youtube playlist of all the videos here.