Blacktooth Productions invites you to A Night in Fitzrovia
If you thought Soho was outlandish … meet its outrageous next-door neighbour. For decades, Fitzrovia (just north of Oxford Street), was famed for its bohemian inhabitants and outlandish goings-on.
On March 27, we’ll be celebrating some of its greatest characters and the work they produced.
A Night in Fitzrovia mixes live music with readings and anecdotes covering the bohemian adventures of Augustus John, Ottoline Morrell and Nina Hamnett; the radicalism of Shelley; sexuality (Marie Stopes); outrage (Verlaine and Rimbaud); high culture (Virginia Woolf); low humour (Tommy Cooper and Round the Horne); the social realism of Daniel Defoe and Henry Mayhew; the esoteric outpourings of Aleister Crowley and L Ron Hubbard; 1960s shenanigans from Bob Dylan and the Incredible String Band; and much more besides.
The performance, by two actors and two musicians, was first staged last November. Here are some of the comments we received:
‘Another brilliant evening. Liked the hints of grimness amid the gaiety’
‘A great evening. Well done to all!’
A Night in Fitzrovia is at the Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, London N8 9TH on Tuesday March 27 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 from:
The U3A has exclusive booking rights until 27 February. Remaining tickets will then go on general sale.
Blacktooth Productions consists of Nigel Pike, Mick Kidd and Chris Howe: all local to Crouch End. For more details see https://www.facebook.com/blacktoothprod/