Roger and Brian’s new show with Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a ﬁne selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music.
It’s a gala gig that’s making waves! 2017 sees them celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic & top–selling Penguin Modern Poets no.10 – The Mersey Sound, which they shared with the much missed Adrian Henri.
2017 encompasses more McGough milestones than the average year. The summer of ’67 epic poem of love & lust, Summer With Monika (Penguin), re-appears with new illustrations by Chris Riddell. A host of dates with The Bootleg Beatles and the RLPO in It Was Fifty Years Ago Today which sold-out the Royal Albert Hall in hours. Roger’s significant birthday month (Nov’17) sees a new selection of poems for children entitled 80 (Puffin). The beat goes on. www.rogermcgough.org.uk
One of the UK’s most distinctive and popular poets, Brian Patten has been delivering scrupulously crafted, heartbreakingly honest, funny and uplifting poems for nearly five decades. A master of performance – genuine and generous – his readings are always memorable. 2017 sees the Everyman Theatre bringing his classic book The Story Giant to the stage - a fantastic entertainment for all the family. www.brianpatten.co.uk
For adults & 14+. Followed by book signing.
BBC Contains Strong Language is presented by Hull UK City of Culture 2017, BBC and Humber Mouth.
Cost: £20 Adults & Senior Citizens / £17 Students, Jobseekers & Registered Disabled.