It’s Love vs Hate at the Insulting Cabaret

?In human contact, there is either love or its refusal? Hanif Kureishi

What do you love to hate? Any secret loves to confess? Where do you draw the line when speaking your mind?

After last year?s sell-out success, the irreverent and provocative Insulting Cabaret returns to Southwark Playhouse on 16th April, as part of International PEN?s Free the Word! festival of world literature, and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the organisation Writers in Prison.

Hosted by live literature?s rising star Ross Sutherland, this year?s Insulting Cabaret takes as its theme Love and Hate and gathers together an international array of some of the most talented voices in writing and performance today, including spoken word supergroup Last Mango in Paris, Indian poet and musician Jeet Thayil, writer and actress Pauline Melville, performance company 30Bird, and Georgian surrealists Irakli Kakabadze and Zurab Rtveliashvili.

Expect a memorable evening of lyrical and surreal poetry, live music, DJs, visuals, Swizzels love-hearts and plenty of Mills and Boon!

Tickets are available from Southwark Playhouse on 0207 7407 0234 or online at