Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNe
Tuesday 18 July 2017
Andrew & Frances Schumann
Liverpool poet Roger McGough’s new show with Walter Wray, Steve Halliwell and Chris Hardy of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves! For adults and 14+.
“Rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits.” - The Independent
2017 features more McGough milestones than the average year. There’s the 50th anniversary of that iconic, well-thumbed & top-selling Penguin Modern Poets’ no.10 - The Mersey Sound by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten. Then the summer of ’67 epic poem of love & lust, broken promises and unfettered dreams, Summer With Monika, republished and newly illustrated by the illustrious Chris Riddell. Nov’17 - Roger’s significant birthday month - sees the publication of his New and Selected Poems by Penguin.
Formed in 2009 LiTTLe MACHiNe are the 'must have' act at Literary Festivals from York to Dubai. Drawing on three thousand years of poetry - Sappho, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Blake, Byron, Eliot, Larkin and many more - they set classic poems to music and perform them with energy, passion and humour. Music that moves the feet for words that move the soul!
Hilarious and surreal, McGough is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough's characteristic wit and wordplay too. His latest book It Never Rains is a collection of new verses with drawings by the author. President of the Poetry Society, he has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. Roger presents the long-running Poetry Please. His Molière adaptations travel far & wide with English Touring Theatre. Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten - the beat goes on.
St. George's Guildhall
King Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1EU
St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England - boasting many original and rare medieval features. The first theatre production was in 1442 and was officially reopened after an ambitious restoration in 1951, marking the start of the first King’s Lynn Festival.
The nearest parking for the Guildhall is on the Tuesday Market Place or behind the Corn Exchange on Common Staithe Quay. Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. lease ensure you pay the correct fee. Current charges are available on the borough council website: https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/
There are stairs to the auditorium with access for those with restricted mobility via a stair climber. For further accessibility information please contact the box office on 01553 764864
All of our Guildhall festival events have reserved seats. The following seating plan is to be used as a guide only – for further details please contact the box office.
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