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story-telling &
spoken word

A little bit of this and a little bit of that
Passmore and Cartmell

All the museum is a stage. Exhibits and environments in Barnstaple Museum provide an evocative backdrop to poems and dramatic excerpts performed by students from North Devon. Stumble across unexpected treasures both in the permanent collection and of the spoken kind!

site-specific, spoken word  12+ 45 mins

The Museum is an evocative setting for poetry and drama.
12+   45 mins

 

Birth of the Mechanoid
Dude the Obscure

Slam poems reflecting on the trials and tribulations of workaholicism, a condition subconsciously accepted by a work-driven society the long-term effects of which are still underestimated. The performer becomes the mechanoid that a lifetime of employment desires him to be.

stand-up theatre  14+ 15 mins

Slam poems reflecting on the trials and tribulations of workaholicism.
14+   15 mins

 

Collective Evolution
Love .Of .The .Game Productions

A collection of spoken word pieces on the theme of unity delivered by two performers in a variety of spaces - both indoors and on the street.

spoken word  14+ 15 mins

Spoken word pieces on the theme of unity from two performers in a variety of spaces.
14+   15 mins

 

Fruitcake - Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward
Rob Gee

Comic, poet and reformed psychiatric nurse Rob Gee presents a user-friendly guide to losing the plot. ★★★★★ “A one-man thespian army” CBC, Canada. ★★★★˝ “A tour de force!” Victoria Times. Winner, Best of Fest – Ottawa, Winnipeg and Calgary Fringe Festivals.

comedy/spoken word  16+ 60 mins

A comic guide to losing the plot.
16+   60 mins

 

I chose Barnstaple...
Brad Clifton (Monday Collective)

Come on a ghost walk around the centre of Barnstaple. Be entertained both by factual stories and poems about the town from a bygone age and by invented histories - and a little bit of added mystery. Places are strictly limited for this walking tour so booking is essential.

spoken-word, street-theatre  12+ 45 mins

A ghost walk around the centre of Barnstaple. Stories and poems from a bygone age.
12+   45 mins

 

Juicy
Robert Garnham Productions

A normal flight. An airport lounge. Could this be the start of a beautiful romance? Or is it just a flimsy pretext for performance poet Robert Garnham to deliver a set of humorous and thought-provoking poems?

spoken word, comedy  18+ 50 mins

Performance poet Robert Garnham with a set of humorous and thought-provoking poems.
18+   50 mins

 

Love// .Death// .Other
We .Are .Uncollective

A spoken word/theatre piece first performed at Concourse Festival 2016. Solo performer t.s. idiot (of We Are Uncollective) delivers 30 minutes of performance poetry, DIY costume, terrible dancing and comedy interludes.

spoken word  18+ 30 mins

Performance poetry, DIY costume, terrible dancing and comedy interludes.
18+   30 mins

 

Sleeping Beauty
Barely There

A theatrical and poetic re-imagining of a fairy tale that explores the themes of identity, intimacy and longing. The mysterious logic of Beauty's dream gives a unique view of the struggle between the visceral and the cerebral aspects of the self.

drama, spoken word, dance  12+ 60 mins

A poetic re-imagining of the classic fairy tale exploring identity, intimacy and longing.
14+   15 mins

 

Storyteller of the Year Entertains
The Bard of Windmill Hill

"He turns the absurd aspects of modern life into laughter fodder... cerebral stand-up at its best." Praised by the BBC's Dr Phil Hammond for the range and depth of his work. This could be the prescription you need. "Brilliant, captivating, cheering" Chippenham Folk Festival.

comedy/cabaret  14+ 50 mins

"Cerebral stand-up at its best." "Brilliant, captivating, cheering"
14+   50 mins

 

Sunked
Chris White

Chris has just realised the Titanic is still in the sea. So he sets out on a quest to haul it up. He’ll soon discover a sinister truth at the heart of the Atlantic – one that could wreck everything. Sunked is a one-man spoken-word show about salvage, salvation and Celine Dion.

spoken-word, comedy, stand-up, theatre, poetry  12+ 50 mins

Chris is on a quest to raise the Titanic. A show about salvage, salvation and Celine Dion.
12+   50 mins

 

Tea Cups
Love .Of .The .Game Productions

You're in a cafe. Is that couple getting emotional in the corner for real? Or is this Tea Cups, a spoken-word and drama piece looking at couples and kitsch love?

spoken-word, theatre  14+ 15 mins

A spoken-word and theatre piece in a cafe looking at couples and kitsch love.
14+   15 mins

 

The Forgotten Tales
Parable Arts

A fast-paced, one-man journey through the myths and legends of ancient Britain. Pairing skilled storytelling with traditional and modern folk song, one actor brings to life over 20 unique characters in a range of artfully crafted stories. Hilarious - Heartbreaking - Heroic.

storytelling, theatre, live-music  8+ 55 mins

A fast-paced, one-man journey through the myths and legends of ancient Britain.
8+   55 mins

 

Well Thumbed
Notional Theatre

A celebration of the erotic education and salacious thrills to be had in the well-thumbed pages of classic literature. WELL THUMBED is one man’s enthusiastically prurient thumbing through the surprising contents of a very respectable library. A classic line up of absolute filth.

stand-up literature  14+ 55 mins

A celebration of the salacious thrills to be had in the pages of classic literature.
14+   55 mins