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TESTT (Durham): April 12th

The New Adelphi (Hull): April 15th

Workshop Theatre (Leeds): April 17th

Hydra Bookshop (Bristol): April 18th

Derby Theatre: April 20th

Harrogate Theatre: April 24-25th

Ovalhouse (London): April 26-28th


London Book Launch at Ovalhouse, April 26th

York Book Launch at All Saints Church, April 29th

Small Fry DIY, Warrington, 2nd May

Spoken Weird, Halifax: 3rd May

Born Lippy, Newcastle 9th May

Shaken In Sheep Town, Skipton: 10th May

Find The Right Words, Leicester : 16th May

Queenie’s Coffee Nights, Huddersfield: 21st May

Gong Fu Poets, Coxhoe: 31st May

Verse Matters, Sheffield: 7th June

Slam Dunk, Hastings: 28th June

Word Club, Leeds: 29th June

Poetry Jam, Durham: 4th October

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

"It's a spoken word piece, the words have to do the speaking"-Tom Bellerby's pearls of wisdom

So me and The Tom Bellerby had another rehearsal in the Keregan Room, I can safely say we’re cracking on rather nicely thank you very much.  We’ve gone through each poem and looked at an overarching flow for the piece, as well as little extra tricks in store for the show itself.  We need to make sure the space and environment is theatrical and not simply the Keregan Room with people in sat around listening to me ramble ramble ramble like a Rambler or Ramb-Lor, Lord of Yattering.

Tom’s not the best director in the world; he often shows up late, drunk and has a habit of removing his clothing at inappropriate times.  Still the best we could get though.
I’ve also written some new stuff, including a ‘dark’ poem, because growing up isn’t always smiles and sunshine (hell no).
I also was very privileged to do a quick workshop with the Youth Theatre group I volunteer with, who gave me some great feedback with the workshops in writing your life experiences and thoughts and feels and ideas.  Trying to stage them is always tricky, but some practical elements do appear from below the writing and scribblings, like a submarine to the surface, like a rose from the earth, like a DVD from a DVD player.
So here’s a video we took in rehearsal, and here’s a link to another little (more serious) blog for TakeOver festival:  http://audioboo.fm/boos/297666
Tickets for Letter To The Man (from the boy) available NOW:  http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/cgi/events/events.cgi?t=template&a=817
More shows at TakeOver festival free, dirt cheap or even apart of 3 for 2 deals:  http://www.takeoverfestival.co.uk/

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