Image of author Maggie O'Farrell alongside the book cover for Hamnet and The Globe Theatre

Hamnet book signing with Maggie O’Farrell

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Please note this event has been cancelled.

Headline Publishing have unfortunately decided to cancel the Live Event and Book Signing around Maggie O’Farrell’s new title Hamnet on Friday 3 April.

Maggie O’Farrell is saddened to have to cancel her publication week events for #Hamnet. She thanks everyone who bought a ticket and will miss seeing you all. She will be making every effort to put in as many events as possible later in the year once things are more stable.

All ticket bookers have been contacted regarding a refund.

If you have any further questions please contact Headline Publishing.

Live event and book signing with bestselling author Maggie O’Farrell, introducing the heart-stopping story of Hamnet

“The book to look out for in 2020”

– The Times, The Observer, The Guardian and Stylist.

Join bestselling author Maggie O’Farrell in a live discussion with Globe actor Mary McNulty on the subject of Hamnet – the tragic story of Shakespeare’s marriage, pushed to the bring by grief but above all, a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written – HAMLET


Standard £30 – £10

Your ticket includes a copy of Hamnet (RRP £20) signed by bestselling author, Maggie O’Farrell.

Tipped by The Guardian, The Observer and The Times to be THE book to look out for in 2020, Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to host this special event alongside Headline Publishing.

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