Spoken Word

An Evening with Simon Armitage

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Former Oxford Professor of Poetry and current Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage is one of the most acclaimed writers of our times. His extensive body of work includes original collections, such as Kid and Book of Matches - as well as modern translations of Middle English masterpieces, such as Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl,  The Death of King Arthur and Gawain and the Green Knight. 

Simon will read a selection of his own poems as well as excerpts from his four Middle English translations. This is a rare opportunity to see him live in London. 

“Oh dire, dreadful death, you drag your heels.
Why dawdle and draw back? You drown my heart.”  
from The Death of King Arthur

Thurs 9 Nov
Marylebone Theatre
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Latecomers may not be admitted.
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Accessible tickets can be booked online for this production.


Marylebone Theatre

Marylebone Theatre 35 Park Road London NW1 6XT UK

The Marylebone Theatre is London’s newest cross-cultural, performance space.

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Underground and Train

The nearest underground stations are Marylebone, accessible via Bakerloo line, and Baker Street served by the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. Both stations are only 5 minutes' walk from Marylebone Theatre. Marylebone Theatre is 5 minutes' walk from Marylebone train station. Euston and Paddington train stations are 25 minutes walk from Marylebone Theatre. King's Cross St. Pancreas station is 15 minutes by tube from Baker Street station.


The following bus routes stop right in front of Marylebone Theatre: 13, 113, 139, 189, 274, N113.


There is a café in the building where you can purchase hot drinks, alcohol and snacks.

Bringing food and drinks inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.

Access Information

Assistance dogs are allowed inside the theatre. Please read carefully the description when booking the tickets, as some plays might have trigger warnings and might not be suitable for guide dogs.

There is an unreserved disabled parking space on the street opposite the theatre on Park Road. Please note that this is unreserved.