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.

Interval: 8.15-8:30pm.

Second half: ‘Two Little Ducks’ (finish 9.30pm).

Press reviews for last summer’s Edinburgh Fringe run at Underbelly Cowgate:

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 & with humour” The Morning Star
Rated as ‘Highly Recommended’ by FringeReview


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. | @mattabbottpoet


12 Oct 2018


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


£10 Adv - £12 on the door


Function Room
Southern Maltings, Kibes Lane, Ware


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