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Penny Batchelor and Nell Pattison – HYBRID event

Sat 25 Mar, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

About the event

Popular crime fiction writers Penny Batchelor and Nell Pattison discuss their writing journeys, how they create believable characters and their latest addictive domestic noir thrillers, Penny’s Her New Best Friend and Nell’s Friends Don’t Lie.

Penny Batchelor writes domestic noir thrillers with secrets, lies and lots of twists! Her debut novel My Perfect Sister was longlisted for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize 2020. Her second novel, Her New Best Friend is a twisting tale of intrigue and deception about the lengths a mother will go to in order to protect her children. Penny is an alumna of the Faber Academy online ‘Writing a Novel’ course, a freelance journalist and a former BBC content producer and website editor for educational institutions. She lives in Warwickshire with her husband. Penny is passionate about positive disability representation in fiction.

Nell Pattison is the author of three novels featuring British Sign Language interpreter Paige Northwood: The Silent House, Silent Night and The Silent Suspect. Her standalone novels are Hide and her latest Friends Don’t Lie, an unputdownable thriller perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell, with enough dark twists to give you whiplash! Nell studied English at university, then became a teacher specialising in Deaf education. She has been teaching in the Deaf community for 14 years, and began losing her hearing in her 20s. She lives in North Lincolnshire with her husband and son.

HYBRID EVENT – this is a Hybrid event, which can be attended in person at the venue or accessed online. Simply select General Admission or e-ticket at checkout, and a link for online access will be sent to you the day before the event takes place.

ACCESSIBILITY – This event will have BSL and live subtitling by Stagetext to make it more accessible to those who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. If you are attending with a carer, please book an additional free ticket for them.

Event Date: Saturday 25 March

Time: 4pm-5pm

Venue: Cellar Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Free, donations welcome (booking essential for online)

Age guidance: 14+ (U16s should be accompanied by an adult)

Access Guide: Theatre

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.


Concessions are for those over the age of 65 or over and anyone with a disability.

Proof of age and/or disability must be shown with your ticket at the event.

You may be refused entry if you do not provide tickets and proof required on entry to the event.

We cannot be held responsible for the facilities provided by the venue.

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Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen Street
Huddersfield, England HD1 2SP United Kingdom
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