This Is Not A Pity Memoir

by Abi Morgan

A reading of extracts, Q&A and book signing

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Wed 11 May 2022

To mark the release of BAFTA and Emmy-award winning screenwriter Abi Morgan’s new book, This Is Not A Pity Memoir, join us at the Royal Court for a reading of extracts followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Extracts from This Is Not A Pity Memoir, will be read by actor Fiona Button (Rose Defoe in Abi Morgan’s highly acclaimed BBC series, The Split). The Q&A will involve a conversation with Abi Morgan and Theresa Dauncey (Chief Executive of the National Brain Appeal), hosted by Royal Court Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

An ordinary day.
The end of ordinary life.

One morning in June, Abi had her to-do list – drop the kids to school, get coffee and go to work. Jacob had a bad headache so she added ‘pick up steroids’. She returned home and found the man she loved and fought and laughed with for twenty years lying on the bathroom floor. And nothing would ever be the same again.

This Is Not A Pity Memoir is one of the most hotly anticipated literary debuts of 2022.

The event will support The National Brain Appeal with opportunities to donate available on the night. Donate now.

‘I could not have loved it more.’

Carey Mulligan

‘The kind of book you will find yourself saying urgently, over and over, to friends: ‘‘Have you read it? Have you read it?’’’

Caitlin Moran

‘Gripping, funny and always honest’

David Nicholls

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Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

6.30pm, Wed 11 May.

Running time: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

Post-show the book signing will take place in the Samuel French Bookshop at the Royal Court.

Purchase a copy of the book when you buy your ticket for the event and you’ll save 20% on the hardback copy at £11.99. (RRP £14.99. Must be booked in the same transaction).

This is Not A Pity Memoir (John Murray Press) by Abi Morgan is out 12 May.


If you are a wheelchair user, please contact the Box Office to arrange your tickets. We are experiencing a temporary issue with our access booking system. Find out more here.

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