Baxter vs The Bookies

24th & 25th November 7.30pm £10

Baxter vs The Bookies

The bets are laid. We’re under starters orders. And we’re off! A one-man play about the fluctuating fortunes of Baxter, an ageing old-fashioned horse-racing tipster, pitting himself against the firepower of The Bookies. But he’s an anachronism in the modern world of computers stats, flashy websites and online gambling. He dreams of one day having a great win and bashing The Bookies, who seem to hold all the power. But let’s face it, no one ever beats the Bookies. Do they?

5 stars – Get Your Coats On – ‘A masterclass of thoroughbred character acting.’

4 stars – Northwestend.com – ‘Mesmeric, the hour passed in an instant, but will stay in the memory a lot longer.’

4 stars – EdFestivals – ‘One of those rare shows, where the charismatic character feels like they’re talking directly to you.’

Performed by actor Andy Linden (Mundungus Fletcher in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, John the Watch in Count Arthur Strong, The Dad in The Business, the Angry Neighbour in Not Going Out, Rome, Silo). Adapted from the short story collection ‘Baxter vs The Bookies’ by Roy Granville. Directed by Huw Thomas.

Details Price Qty
24th Novembershow details + £10.75 GBP  
25th Novembershow details + £10.75 GBP  

Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*

Ticket price includes a £1.50 membership fee which entitles you to £1.50 off all further shows at the theatre for one year and 10% off drinks at the bar. The membership card will be presented with your ticket(s) at the box office, on the day.


Over 18’s only. This venue is accessed via a set of small stairs, please contact us to discuss any accessibility requirements. No admittance for latecomers.

Hen & Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

London N1 2NA

*Unless the theatre has to close.