I'm putting on a one-off night of spoken word on June 16th at Brighton's Marlborough Theatre. The best thing about organising an event is choosing who you want to see perform. I've selected some performers I'm very excited about seeing:
- Rosy Carrick is compere at Hammer&Tongue Brighton and Trailer Trash. I probably couldn't get away with putting on a spoken word night and not asking Rosy to perform, so it's fortunate she's as good as she is.
- Bill Jones is one of my favourite local writers. He's read at Sparks, Short Fuse Brighton and a previous incarnation of Telling Lies. His stories are funny and whimsical, and I'm looking forward to watching him again.
- We also have Chris Parkinson of the Young Hanoverians. Chris helps compere the incredible monthly Glue Gun '91 night at the Victory and recently won the monthly Hammer and Tongue Slam. His poems are funny and intelligent, yet slightly deranged.
There will also be a musical interlude from the fantastic Madame's Butterflies. Featuring two uplifting arial singers, Madame's butterflies are "dazzling operatic cabaret".
- I'm also going to perform a couple of stories including one I've not written yet, but I'll talk about it nearer the time.
Tickets for the night will be £4 on the door (details of how to book in advance will follow). We're starting at 8 with the main performances finishing around 9:30 – so if you've got work the next day you can make it home in good time. I'm currently planning a few things for those don't have a curfew and want to linger. This will be the first spoken word night with a director's cut.
I also want to have a stall on the evening with books and pamphlets from local writers. Leave a comment below if you're interested and I'll get in touch.