The Criterion Theatre

Book Launch - Margaret Egrot introduces her latest publication 'Cast Off': a set of short stories inspired by Shakespeare's female characters.

23rd November from 19:30 to 22:00

In the Bar

Excerpts from CAST OFF, a collection of short stories by club member Margaret Egrot, will be read in the bar theatre by theatre members.
The bar will be open from 7.30pm and the readings will take place between 8 and 9pm. All are welcome to come and hear the readings, and talk to the author about how she came to write the stories. The event is FREE.
The stories are based on female characters in plays by Shakespeare. In each story the author imagines what the character might be thinking or doing when she’s not on stage. Does she like the role she has been given? Would she prefer a different plot? Or love interest? How does she really feel about all that cross dressing? It is not a serious academic study, though there is a sprinkling of quotations to keep the more serious minded reader happy too.
Margaret has been writing plays and novels for some years. She has had two novels for teenagers published since 2015, and the Criterion hosted a ‘script in hand’ evening for two of her plays in 2016. A couple of her prize winning short stories appeared in Coventry Tales and Coventry Tales 2, as well as other anthologies. Copies of her other books will also be on sale on the 23rd.
So, if you have nothing in your diary for Thursday 23rd November from 7.30pm, and fancy an evening’s free entertainment as well as an opportunity to stock up on books for Christmas presents, do come and join us in the bar.