Penned in the Margins produces pioneering work in spoken word, live literature and cross-arts performance. Our productions have toured to venues and festivals all over the UK and beyond, including The Sage Gateshead, The Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, The Britten Studio at Snape Maltings and many more.
This summer — a masterpiece of medieval English literature is coming back to life
Three intertwining stories explore the effects and legacy of the British in India in a powerful new play by poet and playwright Siddhartha Bose to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence.
Sunspots is a poetic, musical, and visual journey through the life of the Sun
An exciting new literary salon arrives in the capital.
Schlock! is a powerful feminist satire for the cut and paste generation
Electronic Voice Phenomena returns with a series of electrifying live sessions featuring the very best in hauntology, spoken word, glitch noise and performance.
September - December 2016
A thrilling new play by SJ Fowler set in the shadowy world of global security.
A sparkling one-woman performance that blends poetry with theatre
Drift takes you on a journey through time and space, where languages mix, where live percussion meets live voice, where the ancient cohabits with the present.
Site-specific performance inspired by John Keats's concept of Negative Capability
A two-man miniature epic about loss, time and the things that connect us
A major new experimental literature and performance touring project.
Four new commissions in response to the riots in England
Kalagora is an explosive coming-of-age journey across three continents, splicing theatre, poetry, and video.
Three young writers attempt to strongarm their way into one of the most exclusive and bizarre writing movements of all time.
Acclaimed poet and musician Anthony Joseph embarked on an eight-leg tour of the UK and Europe.
Six of the most gifted young writers sound off in a fourteen-date UK poetry tour.