BookTalkBookTalkBook Plus Works-in-Progress: Joanna Neary & Ben Moor

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  • 7th April
     7 April, 2024
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

7th April 3pm £10



I have seen this and it is brilliant. . .

It’s as if Jorge Luis Borges has written a parody of book festival events, a Russian Doll of a show that kaleidoscopes psychedelically into itself and then evaporates.


Authors Jenny Nibbingley and Burton Mastrick truly need no introduction.

Their novels have long been secretly well-regarded by those in the know, but rarely bought or read by the general public.

Today’s event promises to be an enlightening discussion of such titles as Why Reigate?, Randoms, Hatred of Broccoli, and Only If I Have To.

Tim Timminey will moderate.

Book signing afterwards.

Well, that’s the plan anyway.

But when do things go to plan?

BookTalkBookTalkBook combines an absurdist parody of awkward live author events; an exploration of artificial intelligence and the creative process; a Beckettian live theatre experience, and an experiment in the limits of patience regarding card tricks. With jokes.

Funny and wise, imaginative and original; this is a show you can’t put down.

Sorry, that was more of an observation than a question.

BookTalkBookTalkBook was a 100% Sell Out at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe, and every time it’s been on here at the Hen & Chickens.


After a short interval, Joanna and Ben will be sharing short Work-in-Progress previews of their forthcoming new shows.

Joanna Neary is a multi-award winning comedian and actor. She produces hilarious character comedy shows in the vein of Vic Reeves and Victoria Wood. Her credits include Darkest Hour, Man Down, and Ideal.

Ben Moor is a Herald Angel Award Winner, and has been writing and performing offbeat solo comedy pieces since 1993. He has appeared in The Queen’s Gambit, The IT Crowd, and Knowing Me, Knowing You.

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.


Venue Phone: 020 7704 2001

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