Roger McGough’s new show with Walter, Steve and Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves!
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’ on BBC Radio 4. His Molière adaptations travel far & wide with English Touring Theatre. ‘Lily The Pink’, the Aintree Iron, The Scaffold, GRIMMS, ‘The Mersey Sound’ with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten) – the beat goes on. “The patron saint of poetry ” (Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate); “…rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wit ” (‘The Independent’)
Last seen and enjoyed in Launceston at the 2014 Charles Causley Festival, accompanying the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy (“the most brilliant music and poetry band I’ve seen in decades “), LiTTLe MaCHiNe return with their energy, passion and humour for poetry and music.
Formed in 2009, LiTTLe MACHiNe draw on three thousand years of poetry – Sappho, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Blake, Byron, Eliot, Larkin and many more – and set classic poems to music: music that moves the feet, for words that move the soul!
LiTTLe MaCHiNe are the musicians, composers, and writers Walter Wray, Steve Halliwell & Chris Hardy. They have appeared with Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough, Gillian Clarke, Liz Lochhead, John Cooper-Clarke, John Hegley and many others. It’s poetry – but possibly not as you’ve heard or seen it before.
Thursday 31 May 2018, 8.00pm-10.00pm
Launceston Town Hall
Tickets £15.00 each — available from CRBO [CLICK HERE ], or Launceston Tourist Information Centre