Spoken word & Live literature

Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match returns to Southbank Centre for an April epic featuring an eclectic mix of literary and comedic stars to make the world feel glowy, warm and most radically – sane.

The show, now in 62 cities worldwide, brings together four brilliant authors to read their best writing for seven minutes or less, before a panel of three celebrity judges.

Two finalists are then chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.

As Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) said: ‘When you can’t decide between American Pastoral and American Gladiators, between Henry James and Henry Rollins, and between a reading and a beating, Literary Death Match is a kickass All Of The Above.’


Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall



Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)

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before & after

Feng Sushi delivers award-winning, sustainably sourced Japanese food
People around the Central Bar at the Southbank Centre
Enjoy a drink at one of London’s longest bars: the iconic Central Bar