‘The Toll’ by Luke Wright, with support from Colin McGuire & Michelle Fisher.
Fri 3 Feb 2017, The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 7:30 – 9:30pm. £10
For the first of our spoken word theatre shows at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, we are delighted to welcome Luke Wright, with new show The Toll. This is the only Scottish date for the tour, so book your tickets quick! BUY NOW!
Wright is here to subject the English language to a series of degrading yet delightful tricks, all for your amusement. The poems in The Toll tour the flat-roofed pubs and half-bought couches of Brexit Britain. They struggle with doubt, duty and a score of half-cut nights spent shouting impotently at Question Time.
Spend an evening with a raconteur at the top of his game, as he spits out visceral, inventive verse that sweats, bleeds and sings.
“Timely, touching and consistently funny.” Scotsman
“A rip-roaring raconteur, evoking a Larkin-esque sense of commuter belt ennui” Metro
Running Time: 60 minutes.
PLUS! Support comes from two stellar Scotland-based acts; the magnificently surreal genius, Colin McGuire, and unstoppable newcomer Michelle Fisher, with excerpts from their spoken word shows ‘The Wake-Up Call’ and the debut show from Fisher, ‘Love: In The Minor Key.’
Read more about Colin and Michelle’s shows below!
The Wake-Up Call by Colin McGuire (Running Time: 20 minutes)
In praise of sleep and bed in an increasingly unstable, insomniacal world that can’t seem to find any peace, The Wake Up Call is a great call to awareness that will lull you into a false sense of security before building to a riotous conclusion.
Colin McGuire is one of the Scottish spoken word scene’s most deliciously unique poets, with direct, uncompromising, challenging and humorous work. The poems in The Wake Up Call also feature in his chapbook Everybody Lie Down and Nobody Gets Hurt. (Red Squirrel Press: 2013).
Love: In The Minor Key by Michelle Fisher (Running Time: 15 minutes)
Fisher’s debut long-form spoken word show takes a wide-ranging look at love and how our experiences of different loves (familial, romantic, even self-love!) shapes our world view. How do we move on when love isn’t what it was promised to be? Love: In The Minor Key features sharp and honest writing and performance from a strong new voice in Scottish spoken word.
Michelle Fisher is a spoken word artist from Glasgow. She was a finalist for the Glasgow leg of Words First; a national collaborative project between BBC Radio 1xtra and the Roundhouse. She is a regular at spoken word events across the city and has been a featured act at Rally & Broad and Sonnet Youth amongst others. She was a finalist in the 2016 BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam and made her London debut this year on the main stage at the Roundhouse.
Tickets are £10 or £9.50 for supporters of the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Buy here: http://bit.ly/2geH0xA