John Hegley is widely known as one of the country’s most innovative comic poets with several best-selling volumes of poetry to his name.
the show is one of family portraits:
my Folies Bergère dancing French grandmother
my papier maché modelling father
and my irritating brother-in-law
alongside D. H. Lawrence’s tortoise
John Keats’s vegetables
geologist Florence Bascomb’s dog
and some cardboard crabs
with sideways-moving eyeballs.
Includes mandolin-playing and and rhyming language.
Devised for adults
but of interest to the odd nine-year-old
John will be leading a workshop on the afternoon of 13th November at The Pelican, Chew Magna. For details and to book a place please click the link.
John Hegley is a regular sell-out at The Edinburgh Festival. He has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the USA Comedy Festival in Aspen, with Ulrika Jonsson & Anita Dobson in The Pyjama Game and on BBC R4’s Hearing With Hegley.
Currently we are asking that all audience members, unless exempt, wear a mask during the performance for the safety and comfort of all other ticket holders, performers and Valley Arts volunteers.
If the performance has to be cancelled due to Covid-19 a full refund will be offered.
Sat, 13 November 2021
Compton Martin Village Hall
Photo credit – Polly Hancock