Pin Drop

  1. Pin Drop presents award-winning British actor, Russell Tovey, reading a short story to a live audience at Dr. Johnson's House, London.

    Russell has numerous television, film and stage credits, most recently starring in HBO’s original hit series, Looking. He has also played leading roles in several prime-time television series including Being Human and the BAFTA award-winning BBC sitcom, Him & Her. Tovey is also known for his portrayal of the character of Rudge in both the stage and film version of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys.

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  2. Pin Drop presents acclaimed actress Alice Patten, who has countless credits to her name including The Foryste Saga, Midsomer Murders, New Tricks and Merlin and is currently filming The Musketeers for the BBC. Alice reads ‘Wires’ by Jon McGregor.

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  3. We are delighted to present author Olivia Laing reading an extract from her critically-acclaimed new book The Trip To Echo Spring followed by the Hemingway short story Now I Lay Me. Olivia’s debut, To The River, described as ‘sublime’ by the Times, was a book of the year in the Evening Standard, Independent and Financial Times and was shortlisted for the 2012 Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year.

    Her second book, The Trip to Echo Spring, from which she will be reading on 28th August, is an investigation into the links between writers and alcohol and includes analysis of Tennessee Williams, John Cheever, John Berryman and Raymond Carver. It has already been hailed by Hilary Mantel ‘one of the best books I’ve read on the creative uses of adversity’.

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  4. Pin Drop presents leading British actress Juliet Oldfield, whose credits include the Nicolas Winding Refn's film Bronson and Borrowed Time as well as the highly-acclaimed Channel 4 drama Top Boy.

    Juliet reads Bernice Bobs Her Hair, a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Pin Drop

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Pin Drop presents world-leading authors and actors reading short stories to live and studio audiences in London, New York & LA.

Our award-winning narrators include Julian Barnes, William Boyd, Lionel Shriver, Sebastian Faulks, Alistair McGowan, Prunella…


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Pin Drop presents world-leading authors and actors reading short stories to live and studio audiences in London, New York & LA.

Our award-winning narrators include Julian Barnes, William Boyd, Lionel Shriver, Sebastian Faulks, Alistair McGowan, Prunella Scales, Ben Okri and Russell Tovey, who read against the backdrop of iconic locations including the Royal Academy of Arts, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Soho House, the Houses of Parliament and BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.

Pin Drop is re-packaging the short story for modern times and revolutionising the art of storytelling. In a hyper-connected world, we bring a powerfully human experience to new audiences who embrace the uncomplicated ethos at the heart of Pin Drop.

“Pin Drop is a wonderful and rare conception. It provides us with a special opportunity to celebrate the short story on its own unique terms in the most congenial of settings. The perfect antidote to the sound-bite culture.” William Boyd

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