The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

Friday 11 November 7.30pm

with Ben Okri

A stirring one-man performance of T.S.Eliot’s iconic long poem by one of Britain’s most acclaimed poets and novelists. Ben Okri, Booker prize-winning author of The Famished Road, will give a solo, on-book rendition of The Waste Land to mark its one hundredth anniversary. The piece will be directed by Geraldine Alexander, an acclaimed actress and writer, who has appeared extensively on stage and screen. It will be accompanied by a delicate, musical underscoring and live dance by Charlotte Jarvis. As a follow-up event (date tbc) Ben’s play Madame Sosostris will be presented as a staged reading. Inspired by themes and characters from The Waste Land, this scintillating original play was a sell-out smash-hit in Switzerland in a French translation. The reading at the Marylebone will be the play’s English language premiere. More details to follow.

Tickets cost £20 and are available to purchase via: or by phone: 020 7723 7984