nabokov is back!


Dear bloggers,

nabokov is back on the information super highway!

Sorry for our radio silence and we hope you are all well!

It has been a crazy month at nabokov towers - we kicked May off by performing How To Vote (And Other Useful Things) - a new piece by the wonderful James Graham - at The Bush Theatre as part of an exciting night of work created about first time voters in the May 2010 general election.

Then we headed north where we produced A Day That Shook The Nation at the brilliant and inspiring Everyword  - a new writing festival hosted by the exciting Everyman Theatre.

For a write-up of the show check out this Ideas Tap blog:



A workshop

Wednesday 2 June / / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Circus Space / / Coronet Street / / London / / N1 6HD

This is an incredibly exciting skills share between writers and circus artists - and quite frankly we cannot wait to see what happens when we throw our brilliant young writers together with circus performers in the fully equipped circus studios at The Circus Space.

Please note this event is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - but we are throwing APPLICATIONS OPEN to all the writers out there who are interested in exploring the possibilities of a collaboration with circus artists.

There are currently 10 places left on this fantastic workshop and if you are a writer and would love to get involved please send an e-mail to Artistic Director Joe Murphy at - please include a biog and a short description of why this skills share interests you.  

We are looking for fearless writers with a hunger to push themselves and the form of their work.


The toughest creative challenge in town is back!

Sunday 20 June 2010 // 8:00pm

Southwark Playhouse // Shipwright Yard (Corner Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.) // London // SE1 2TF

Tickets // £10 // 0844 847 1656 (24 hours) or

For info on the line up please see the below post!


Look out for this stunning new musical by Joel Horwood at the Latitude Festival - we'll be kicking off the festival in the theatre tent on Thursday 15 July - and we want to see you all there!


by Joel Horwood

Bash has made a decision.  Yeah, his band The Dogscotch Pirates were never any good but who says that's still true ten years later?  Maybe, now, with time, they're all real artists, right?  Only the man Bash needs, the lead guitarist who infamously took magic mushrooms and tried to shag girls with their tights still on, now 'runs the children's department' from the shop floor of Waterstones. 

It's About Time follows the old band as they stake it all on one last try and threatens to break open the very ground with it's earthquake of fun.



by Jack Thorne

In association with The Watford Palace Theatre and The Mercury Theatre Colchester.

Katie is an intelligent and feisty 18 year-old.  When her boyfriend Abe gets into a fight, his mates insist they track down the kid who attacked him.  What starts as an adventure becomes more dangerous as Katie is thrust into a journey she'll never forget.   Exposing the complexities of multicultural inner-city life, nabokov return to the Fringe with this remarkable coming-of-age tale by exhilarating writer Jack Thorne.

BUNNY plays at The Underbelly from 5 August to 29 August before playing at The Watford Palace Theatre and The Mercury Colchester in September 2010.


We wanted to let you know about the incredibly exciting production of James Graham's THE MAN that opens this week at the Finborough Theatre (25th May - 19th June).

Tax is really, really taxing for Ben Edwards.  Self Employed, and afraid. And now he must face his dreaded self assessment form, with every receipt drawn at random evoking the good times and the bad from Tax Year 2009/2010.

A uniquely interactive performance - a play unfolding in a different order, performed by a rotating cast of actors, every single night.  This week Sam Barnett and James Graham star.

For a sneaky preview of the show and interviews with James and Sam, go to

Well that's all for now!  We have a sizzling Summer of theatricality ahead and can't wait to see everyone there!

nabokov x