‘’Fabric has had some amazing nights man, some historical nights in that place. From all the genres that England has created to all of the sub genres and all of the people that have come here’’  Goldie

nabokov are celebrating UK nightlife in a new show they are producing. As part of the projects’ research phase, nabokov are conducting interviews and collecting people's experiences of clubbing and raving starting with super club Fabric from when it opened its doors in 1999 until present day.

50% of nightclubs clubs and 40% of music venues in London, in the last 10 years have closed. The increasing loss of London's nightlife, is a result of the pervading gentrification of buildings where dance club culture thrived. nabokov will document and celebrate the past and present homes of London’s nightlife through sharing stories; before these buildings no longer exist.

nabokov is collecting your stories until the 7th January and we want to hear from ravers, punters, djs, bar staff, taxi drivers, neighbours of nightclubs and people who work or worked in and around Fabric. These stories will form the foundation of the new British music theatre production.

nabokov can’t do this alone we need your stories.

Do you have a story about Fabric? If yes. We want to hear from you!

How to get involved?

Share your stories of clubbing and raving by

Tweeting @nabokovtheatre your pictures and stories #MyFabricNights #ClubbingChronicles

Upload a photo to Instagram that was taken on a night out and write about your story in the caption and tag @nabokovtheatre #MyFabricNights #ClubbingChronicles

If you would like to share your story anonymously please email

Or you can send us a voice note on whatsapp to: 07538729918

You could start by telling us where you are from, how old you are and when was the first time you went to Fabric Nightclub .

  • Do you remember your first and/or last time?

  • Do you have any other memorable experiences, anecdotes and/or stories of nights out at Fabric? Is there a tune that sums up this story?

For anyone who would love to share more:

  • When did you start raving? And to what music?

  • What first attracted you to clubbing? What - if anything, beyond just having a good night out - did it represent to you?

  • Who did/do you rave with? How did your crew form? And how has it changed over time?

  • Where did/do you travel from? And how?

  • Did/Do you have any spots that you usually headed/head to afterwards?

  • How did/do you usually find your way home?

  • What did/does raving mean to you? Is it a question of identity and/or community - or something else?

  • How has clubbing culture changed for you over time - sounds, dancing, people, dress, drinking, behaviour, anything? And how have your own habits shifted?

  • Do you have any, photos, videos, records, flyers, posters from Fabric that you would like to share with us?


Stef O’Driscoll - Director

Stef O'Driscoll is the director of the UK G gig theatre production With a Little Bit of Luck (Roundhouse, London) which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2018. Stef is a leading innovator in British theatre

“Creates an alternative experience for people who don’t think theatre is for them”                    -The Stage. 

Stef is the Artistic Director of nabokov and was the Associate Director at Paines Plough and at the Lyric Hammersmith.  Stef’s directing credits include Last Night (Roundhouse/Latitude) Box Clever (Marlowe Theatre/Roundabout), Storytelling Army (Brighton Festival) and Slug. Whilst working at Paines Plough Stef directed Sticks and Stones, Island Town, With A Little Bit Of Luck, Hopelessly Devoted and Blister.  Other credits include Yard Gal (Oval House) which won the Fringe Report Awards for Best Fringe Production in 2009. A Tale From The Bedsit (Roundhouse/Bestival), Finding Home (Roundhouse) As Co Director:  A Midsummer Nights Dream (Lyric Hammersmith)/Filter) and as Assistant Director: Henry IV (Donmar/St Anne’s Warehouse) Blasted (Lyric Hammersmith).

Omar El-Khairy - Playwright

Omar is a writer for stage and screen and is member of the 2017/18 cohort of the Old Vic 12 and a former Leverhulme Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre.

Omars credits include Sour Lips (Ovalhouse, 2013) which was published by Oberon, Miles (2016), Straight (2016) at the Paines Plough and Gate Theatre, Champagne and Low Fades (2016) at the Lattitude Festival and Homegrown (2015) which was commissioned by the National Youth Theatre. Lyn Gardner described Homegrown as “gloriously authentic, snapping and crackling with the sense of young people”. Omar was a part of the T.S. Eliot US / UK Writer Exchange as a member of the Old Vic New Voices, and the play was presented at The Public Theatre in New York (USA) in 2010.

Homo Sacer was presented at the Old Vic as part of the Old Vic 12 .

His first short film No Exit received its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival and screened both nationally and internationally. He has written an original drama, The Invited, for TV, and is working on a feature film.

Omar also holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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