Unique club night brings cutting-edge fiction to the Margate stage

Actor Matthew Blakstad. PHOTO PAUL TREACY

A unique club night where cutting-edge new fiction is transformed into theatre, is coming to Margate.

The first live performance of OFF Book takes place on Friday, August 18 as part of the Margate Bookie literary festival. The event – which is free of charge – will feature three speculative versions of the present day.

The OFF Book team has picked three very different writers whose thrilling tales of the unknown take place in all-to familiar places.

The writers

Felicia Yap – Yesterday

Molly Flatt – The Charmed Life of Alex Moore (out in the UK in May 2018)

Matthew Blakstad – Sockpuppet

OFF Book is the brainchild of actor, singer and novelist Tracey Brown (pictured), and novelist and actor Matthew Blakstad.

Matthew said: “We were talking about how hard it is for both new writers and up-and-coming actors to be seen and heard.  Tracey had an amazing idea: why not give brilliant actors a chance to be seen by getting them to perform exciting scenes from new novels that deserve to be read?”

As well as the performances, there will be fiction-related music and informal author chat, all in the cabaret atmosphere of Morgan’s in the High Street, Margate.

Meet the creators, get your copies signed and discover new writing and acting talent.

OFF Book takes place at 7:30pm. Tickets are free but should be booked in advance

Felicia Yap’s debut novel will be brought to life by the OFF Book team and she is appearing at the Bookie Festival with a reading from from Yesterday at Turner Contemporary, 12.45pm on Saturday,August 19.

Tickets are £5 and should also be booked in advance.

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