The Poetry of Dolls and Murder

Film screening


Thursday 16 April 2015


A screening of ‘Of Dolls and Murder’, a documentary about forensics featuring Frances Glessner Lee’s 1940s dollhouse crime scenes, known as the ‘Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death’. This will be followed by conversation and poetry recitals inspired by the Nutshells with the award-winning poet and broadcaster Simon Armitage, who recently travelled to Baltimore for BBC Radio 4’s documentary ‘In a Nutshell’.

With thanks to Susan Marks, director and writer of Of Dolls and Murder.


Simon Armitage, poet, playwright, novelist and broadcaster


Frances Stonor Saunders, journalist and historian

Please note that this documentary contains references to violence and some scenes of a graphic nature. As a 14+ venue, the content is of an adult nature and may not be suitable for younger viewers.

(image Of Dolls and Murder (film still), 2010. © Susan Marks)

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 27 March.