John Kirk performs “The Sea Monsters,” by Terry Deary

On Monday 27 July, Hammersmith Library presented an event of the most astounding novelty! The celebrated thespian Mr John Kirk performed, in it’s entirety, The Sea Monsters by Terry Deary (author of Terrible TudorsRotten Romans etc) to an audience of almost 60 young people.

John Kirk enthralls his young audience with a dramatic performance

John Kirk enthralled the audience with his dramatic performance

Laughter, song and fun was had by all who attended, and even some of the adults were taken back to their childhood days with songs such as “What shall we do with the drunken sailor?”Sea Monsters -COVERFollowing the successful dramatisation of his novel “War Game,” Terry Deary gave permission to John Kirk to tell another of his stories. “The Sea Monsters” is the titanic, true tale of a race across the Atlantic ocean:

It was full steam ahead for the crews of Brunel’s Great Western and Irish Padler, the Sirius…But which ship would be the first to reach New York City?

The event was held to celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, the theme of which is Record Breakers.

Ann Cooper, Area Manager

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