spoken word

Chest Pains
Chest Pains Productions

If you like the idea of a topless Englishman talking about open heart surgery then you'll love Chest Pains. Told with humour and charm, it's funnier than it sounds!
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word14+ 50 mins

A topless Englishman talking with humour about open heart surgery.
alt space 7  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word14+ 50 mins


Dude the Obscure's FRANK
Dude the Obscure

Dude the Obscure has a guitar that is not a guitar at all. Frank is a hybrid of synth and melodica, boosted by equally frank lyrics and poetry of life's hypocrisies and epiphanies.
alt space various  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
music, performance poetryall ages 15 mins

A guitar that is not a guitar and frank poetry of life's hypocrisies.
alt space various  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
music, poetryall ages 15 mins


Failing at ADDulthood
Pink Castor

A one-woman show on how ADHD affects women in their early adulthood, whilst exploring a mother-daughter relationship and how ADHD affects that relationship.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy14+40 mins

How ADHD affects a mother-daughter relationship.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy14+40 mins


How the West Was Lost
The Bard of Windmill Hill

A treatise for our troubled times encompassing tragedy, history and comedy; satire, philosophy and social comment; drama, theatricality and hilarity.
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, satire14+60 mins

A treatise for our troubled times - tragedy, history and comedy.
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, satire14+60 mins


In The Glare of the Neon Yak
Robert Garnham

A sleeper service on a cold night. Rumours of a Neon Yak stalking hapless circus performers in the dark, dark woods. Comedy and spoken word collide head on in this new show.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+50 mins

Rumours of a Neon Yak stalking circus performers in a train.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+50 mins


It's Literally Harry and Chris
Harry and Chris

After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry and Chris bring their unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry to Theatre Fest! ★★★★★ The Sunday Post
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy-jazz-rapall ages45 mins

Unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry! ★★★★★ The Sunday Post
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy-jazz-rapall ages45 mins


Jack The Ripper: Facts, No Fiction
Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

Philip Hutchinson is regarded as being a world authority on the Whitechapel Murders. He will tell you just the facts - with some unexpected laughs thrown in.
Guildhall  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word14+ content60 mins

Philip is a world authority on the Whitechapel Murders.
Guildhall  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word14+ content60 mins


Kevin, King of Egypt
Rob Gee

Kevin thinks he's the king of Egypt. ★★★★★ “Uproarious!" London Pub Theatres. ★★★★ “A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride" Victoria Times. Winner: Best Solo Show, Victoria Fringe
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy, spoken word16+ content55 mins

Kevin thinks he's the king of Egypt. “A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride"
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy, spoken word16+ content55 mins


Lyrically Minded
MishMash Devon

It's 4 o'clock in the morning: As one girl wrestles with life and a dustbin, she realises not only that truth is relative, but truth is a relative who's coming to tea! Expect sweets!
St Anne's  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word14+60 mins

Not only is truth relative, but truth is a relative who's coming to tea!
St Anne's  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word14+60 mins


Moondance
Chris White

Part epic poem, part fan-fic, part dream, Moondance is a spoken-word show about Spider-Man, fate and the things we can't control.                        
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy12+ content60 mins

A show about Spider-Man, fate and the things we can't control.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy12+ content60 mins


My Cloth-Eared Heart
Melanie Branton

Melanie Branton is looking for a boyfriend. And it's not going well. In her first full-length spoken word show, My Cloth-Eared Heart, she charts a thirty-year epic quest for love.
Southgate  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word18+ content50 mins

Melanie Branton is looking for a boyfriend. And it's not going well.
Southgate  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word18+ content50 mins


One Foot In The Rave
Joined Up Thinking

A 23 year-old Evangelist preacher becomes disillusioned. Finding himself among the ravers on the ecstasy fuelled dance floors of the early 90's, he is not prepared for what he discovers.
alt space 15 - Escape Down The Rabbit Hole  Fri, Sat
spoken word, theatre16+ content55 mins
 

A disillusioned young preacher finds himself mixed up in rave culture.
alt space 15  Fri, Sat
spoken word16+ content55 mins
 


Release the Womb
Shelley Szender Poet

One woman show - a comedic, self-deprecating, observational and very candid outlook on life from a middle-aged woman battling with menopause and staving off old age and relationships.
alt space 15 - Escape Down The Rabbit Hole  Fri, Sat,
comedy, poetry, stand-up16+ content20 mins

A comedic take on the menopause and staving of old age.
alt space 15  Fri, Sat,
poetry, stand-up16+ content20 mins


The Two Robbies
Rob Barratt and Robert Garnham

An hour of whimsy and rhyming from two of the South West's funniest poets, both of whom are called Rob.                                                                                    
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, comedy16+60 mins

Whimsy and rhyming from two of the South West's funniest poets
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, comedy16+60 mins


Tideman's Piece
Raw Material Productions

Probably best summed up as "My Family and Other Weirdos", this show celebrates and queries the entanglements and ramifications of family history and legends.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, music12+ content50 mins

A show that celebrates the entanglements of family history.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, music12+ content50 mins


T.S. Idiot & His Orchestral Testicles
We Are Uncollective

T.S. Idiot combines spoken word with his papier mache backing band The Orchestral Testicles. Expect silliness, sexiness and some sincerity from the young punk poet.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+ content30 mins

Silliness, sexiness and some sincerity from this young punk poet.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+ content30 mins