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Books Showoff Halloween Special

Wednesday 25th October 19:00 at London - Tottenham Court Road

Books Showoff is the first and best London comedy cabaret by and for lovers of literature, be they librarian, collector, academic, reader, writer, binder, sniffer, comedian, futuristic drag poet, guitar-strumming maths teacher, over-enthusiastic fan of terrible ‘80s erotic fiction, or blue-haired scientist in a badger mask.

Joining guest host, comedian and podcaster Gregory Akerman in our bar are:

The RI’s Ben Dornan on the practice of binding books with the skin of the dead

Romany Reagan is a final-year PhD candidate, playwright, taphophile, and cemetery historian. She’ll present Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book – proof that she is daily entrenching further into a caricature of herself

Scientist Oz Ismail recalls some surprisingly terrifying literature from his childhood

Amanda DiGioia – PhD student, werewolf expert, heavy metal fan, and author of Childbirth and Parenting in Horror Texts: The Marginalized and the Monstrous, Amanda explains the horrors of writing

Cerys Bradley is a PhD student, stand-up comedian and absolute wuss. Possibly the last person you would book to do a Halloween show

Plus more from mortician Lara-Rose Iredale, Virtual Futures director Luke Robert Mason, and quantum physicist and comedian Mike Conterio.

(Line up subject to change)

London - Tottenham Court Road Waterstones, London - Tottenham Court Road
Wednesday 25th October 19:00

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