MATT ABBOTT POET Two Little Ducks
7.30pm 27 October 2018 at Castaway Music Theatre, Estcourt Street, DN14 5AS. Tickets EVENTBRITE or 01405 761423
Following rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe, Matt Abbott's 'Two Little Ducks' show takes to UK concrete. Tour funded by Arts Council England.
Matt Abbott was volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp when his native Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Why did so many working-class communities like his support Brexit so strongly? How can the UK ignore a humanitarian crisis just 22 miles from Dover? And does anything ever actually change for people like Maria?
This is a powerful, personal and political spoken word show from one of UK poetry’s rising stars. He channels the human side of politics to look at national identity, preconceptions, class and anti-establishment anger. Poetic flair and storytelling, with a unique insight into the summer that changed everything.
Doors 7pm. Show start 7.30pm. TICKETS 01405 761423 and EVENTBRITE
First half: Matt Nicholson - Poet and Geneviève Walsh: Poet.
Second half: 'Two Little Ducks' (finish 9.30pm).
*** FREE WRITING WORKSHOP 3-5pm - SEE BELOW ***
Reviews for #TwoLittleDucks at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017:
★★★★★ The New European
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ The Theatre Guide
“An artist with something to say, who knows how to say it” The Scotsman
“Classy; he talks politics from the heart” The Morning Star
Rated as ‘Highly Recommended’ by FringeReview UK
Matt Abbott is a spoken word artist and activist from Wakefield. After a spell fronting indie act Skint & Demoralised from 2007-2013, he has since gone on to establish himself as one of the UK's leading political poets. This is his first full-length show.
This tour is part-funded with support from Arts Council England.
Matt will be hosting a free 'The People's Poetry' workshop at Castaway from 3-5pm. This provides you with a chance to air your views and opinions on the issues of the day; be it social, political or completely random.
This workshop is open to writers of all ages, abilities and experiences. You'll have the opportunity to publish your work in an online book, which will grow as the workshops travel around the UK.
This is limited to 10 participants on a first come, first served basis, and you need to register ASAP here:
Participation in the workshop does not include entry into that evening's performance of 'Two Little Ducks'.
You are in no way obliged or expected to attend the evening performance of 'Two Little Ducks'.
The workshop is strictly limited to 10 participants on a first come, first served basis.
Basic writing equipment will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own just in case.
The workshops will provide a friendly, welcoming and safe space for participants. Matt is an experienced workshop leader, with a natural flair for nurturing ability, building confidence and teaching new skills and approaches. There will be no competitive element to this workshop.
The 'Two Little Ducks' tour is a joint production between Matt Abbott Poet and Norwich Arts Centre, and is part-funded with support from Arts Council England.