The Over-Analysers’ Book Club presents: The Lord of the Rings – Tuesday 27 February – Waterstones TCR


The second show in our new Books Showoff-esque series – The Over-Analyser’s Book Club – takes on JRR Tolkien’s epic, The Lord of the Rings.


Six performers from the worlds of reading, writing, publishing, academia and comedy will over-analyse the same classic book, each taking a different fascinating, entertaining, or downright weird, angle.

Joining compere Steve Cross in the lovely basement of the ‘hipster Waterstones‘ on Tottenham Court Road are:

Ezzy Pearson – a science journalist who likes to read books about men who like men. She’ll be telling us why so many women (and a few men) think the Fellowship were all shagging each other

Lydia Nicholas, who sees LOTR as the parable of the guy who claimed he didn’t like parables

Ed Jefferson explains how (not) to write a sequel to Lord of the Rings

Becky Littlechilds on the cartographies of LOTR

Plus more from comedian Angus Dunican and one more act TBC


Doors are 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Please note this is earlier than Books Showoff 2016-17!

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