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Two Little Ducks
6th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm£12
In June 2016, Matt Abbott’s hometown of Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Either side of referendum day, he was volunteering at a Calais Jungle refugee camp just 22 miles from Dover. Now this rising star of the spoken word scene is taking his first full-length stage show, inspired by these events, on an extensive British tour.
Two Little Ducks is a fiercely relevant exploration of identity, prejudice and class fusing socio-political commentary and contemporary kitchen sink realism. As his verse shifts from coal mine to council estate to Calais jungle, he explores the divisions and discord of modern Britain, unafraid to voice opposing viewpoints.
‘Every empty seat is a missed opportunity to see an artist with something to say who knows how to say it’
Matt said ‘I want to dismiss the sweeping generalisations of ‘Brexiteers’, whilst exposing the harsh realities of The Jungle that the mainstream media ignored. I feel qualified to comment having seen it first hand.’
Abbott makes full use of his razor-sharp wit, poetic storytelling and linguistic flair to present this personal and political show that both champions and confronts. This is poetry for the underdog from one of our leading new voices, presented in an engaging, accessible style that acts as an invitation and welcome mat for those new to poetry.
For ages 16+
From 3-5pm on the day of the performance (Tuesday 6th November) at The Theatre Shop:
Join spoken word artist and activist Matt Abbott for this free ‘The People’s Poetry’ workshop. This provides you with a chance to air your views and opinions on the issues of the day; be it social, political or completely random. This workshop is open to writers of all ages, abilities and experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to publish your work in an online book, which will grow as the workshops travel around the UK.