the egg

Oliver Jeffers

  • 15 September
Oliver Jeffers

Event Information

Booking signing 4pm - 5.30pm

Performed on Sun 15 Sep

Join world-renowned artist and picture book maker Oliver Jeffers for a one-off, interactive illustration event as he brings his classic and original picture book characters and stories to life.
Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories – his visual world a unity of curiosity and humour. Known for his distinctive characters, uncanny, vast worlds, and handwritten text, his substantial body of work takes on many forms from collage to figurative painting to performance art. His critically-acclaimed picture books have sold more than 12million copies worldwide and have been translated into forty-five languages.

The event will also introduce Oliver’s powerful new fable, The Fate of Fausto (publishing 17 September, 2019 | £16.99), a poignantly relevant tale about a man named Fausto who acts upon his self-proclaimed domination of all he can see. Combining powerful poetic prose with traditional lithographic printmaking techniques created at prestigious French fine-art printing house Idem, Paris, Oliver Jeffers presents an ageless fable to appeal to all lovers of words and pictures.

Copies of The Fate of Fausto will be available to purchase on the day (£16.99), as well as select titles from Oliver’s back catalogue.


Book signing at 4pm – 5.30pm

Adults £9 | Children £8

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Oliver Jeffers is a Northern Irish artist, illustrator and writer who now lives and works in Brooklyn.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here