Secret Garden, Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NR
Roger McGough’s new show with LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music.
Coming hot on the heels of a sell out run at Hay Literature Festival, this is a chance to see their thrilling work in Wise Words’ intimate space.
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. His works include Lily The Pink, The Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten and he now presents the long-running Poetry Please. His Molière adaptations travel far and wide with English Touring Theatre. The beat goes on.
With LiTTLe MACHiNe
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!
“It’s a long time since I heard something so exciting, a wonderful way of delivering poetry. The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world.”
CAROL ANN DUFFY
The performance will be followed by a book signing