Matt Abbott – Two Little Ducks Tour
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.
First half: Matt Nicholson – Poet and Geneviève Walsh: Poet.
Second half: ‘Two Little Ducks’ (finish 9.30pm).
Press reviews for last summer’s Edinburgh Fringe run at Underbelly Cowgate:
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.
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