Nathan Penlington


Nathan Penlington is a writer, performer and creator. He has performed his work in venues as diverse as Tate Modern, Oxford Literary Festival, Reading Comedy Festival, Chicago’s Drinking & Writing Festival, SXSW in Austin, Texas, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 3, 4, 6music and Australia’s ABC.

His latest show is Choose Your Own Documentary, a live interactive documentary in which the audience gets to decide what happens next. The show won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh fringe 2013, and in 2014 was an official selection at Tribeca Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Antenna Documentary Film Festival in Sydney.

‘The Boy In The Book’, Nathan’s first work of non-fiction, was published by Headline in May 2014. His latest book ‘An attempt at exhausting a place in London’, a collaboration with Sarah Lester, is a homage to urban life published by Burning Eye in November 2015.

He is a passionate enthusiast of magic, sideshows, darts, zines, and fairgrounds.