Got a diary?

If you kept a teenage diary, you’ll know how over-dramatic, banal, pretentious, embarrassing and downright silly it seems when you read it back as an adult.

Well… it turns out it’s even funnier when you share it with an audience.

If you’ve got a diary from your teenage years and you think you could read it out to our friendly audience, email email Emma to find out about the next Oh Dear Diary.

How does it work?

  • You register as an Oh Dear Diary reader
  • We book an intimate room with a small stage
  • Up to ten readers get ten minutes on stage with a microphone and a projector
  • Worried your diary isn’t interesting? Nonsense. The “boring” diaries are often the funniest

You don’t have to share anything you don’t want to share – in other words, your diary will not be made publicly available. You can even change the names! We do ask that they are your teenage(ish) diaries, though, not diaries you’ve written as an adult. Much of the humour and the connection with the audience comes from the shared experiences of growing up.

If you’d like to see how it works, this might give you an idea…

We also have a Twitter account at @ohdeardiaryuk and a Facebook page at where you can follow ODD for updates on future events.