Beak Speaks

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  • 9th May
     9 May, 2023
     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 10th May
     10 May, 2023
     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 11th May
     11 May, 2023
     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 12th May
     12 May, 2023
     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 13th May (Evening)
     13 May, 2023
     7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

9th – 13th May 7.30pm £12/10

Returning for another week!

A masterclass with the self-proclaimed Queen of the Fringe.

After 30 years working on, in, under and around the British Fringe Theatre Circuit, Gillian Beak bares all in public to share a lifetime of theatrical windfalls with whoever might care to munch on them; finally Beak Speaks.

By kind permission of Sarah Thom.

“A brilliantly written, wholly believable and very funny tragicomic creation” 

The List ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S.”  First Night Magazine ⭑⭑⭑⭑

“Beak Speaks is a piece of comic genius. Sarah Thom is brilliant.” 

Show Me Shows London 

“A superbly jocular parody – Sarah Thom’s acting and comic timing are excellent – a masterclass for aspiring actors in itself.” 

The Reviews Hub

“Wonderful use of a trampoline… Miles Jupp makes an amusing (virtual) appearance as an ex-lover” 

The Scotsman

“If I was 10 years younger Gillian Beak would already be my ex-wife.”

Miles Jupp

Sarah Thom has performed on many shows with BBC Radio 4 comedy & drama – including 5 series of ‘Clare in the Community’ – and appeared in TV classics such as ‘Not Going Out’ & ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’. She’s also currently a regular on ‘Clinton Baptiste’s Paranormal Podcast’ as his sister, Karen.

Beak Tweets

Go see the wonderful @worldofthom. She’s getting fab reviews!”

Lucy Porter

“Anyone who’s ever had anything to do with theatre has to go to see Beak Speaks. The most I’ve laughed in ages.”

Olivia Chappell

“Bonkers and beautiful. Fringe theatre bares her soul.”

Nicola Penfold

“I cannot recommend Sarah Thom’s amazing character-comedy-slash-surprisingly-poetic-drama show enough. Sarah is a staggering talent so don’t miss this rare chance to catch her in the act.”

Tom Crowley

“I haven’t laughed and shed a tear at a theatre performance in ages. Do not miss this. It’s bloody brilliant.”

Sarita Eames

“Comedy at its best.”

Rebecca Gillett

“If you need a Phd in dramaturgy, or fear you’re not getting enough orange in your life, see the amazing Beak Speaks”

James Sanderson

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

Over 14’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.


Venue Phone: 020 7704 2001

109 St Paul's Road, London, N1 2NA