Over a year ago, I proposed to Tom Bellerby, then-artistic director of TakeOver Festival 2011, I wanted to do a solo show of my poetry.
But unlike an hour-long set of poem followed by poem, I wanted the show to have an overall theme and feel. As most of my poems were about childish things, we decided to mould the show into a story about growing up. Thus Letter To The Man (from the boy) was born.
LTTMFTB is a collection of poems starting off in childhood through to puberty and ending up at that age when you have the choice to leave home. It’s changed a lot since those TakeOver days, but still has the same core essence of remembering what’s really important in life. Friends, comics, cartoons and rebelliousness.
Well, the show went around a bit, Leeds, Coxwold, York and I’m massively grateful to everyone who came along, took part or helped put it on. Mostly, thanks to people who have me feedback!
Here are 2 reviews: http://www.oneandother.com/articles/poetry-review-letter-to-the-man-from-the-boy/
But now, with the support of Tom’s theatre company Pilot Theatre, I can announce I am taking the show…TO THE EDINBURGH FRINGE
This will be my fourth outing to Fringe, first time as a performer. I have worked as a venue technician twice, so this will be a whole new experience plugging a show, performing, reading/ignoring reviews etc etc.
I am incredibly proud and honoured to be at UNDERBELLY, a venue where I have seen fantastic theatre and they really respect spoken word and poetry.
So more information to come, but please check out these links and see you at the Fringe!