Roger McGough & LiTTLe MACHiNe

Roger McGough & LiTTLe MACHiNe

Roger McGough & LiTTLe MACHiNe

joinedupwriting


Saturday May 25th

Doors 7pm | Show 7.30pm

Tickets £25


For adults & 14+. Followed by booksigning


Roger McGough, one of Britain's best-loved poets, is the author of over seventy books of poetry and editor of numerous anthologies. Exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough's signature wit, irreverence and vivacity. This is the nation's favourite poet at his finest.


Roger’s show with LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves. New album The Likes of Us.

‘What a night. Roger and Little Machine stormed it’ Bewdley Festival

‘It’s my great privilege to be the warm-up act for LiTTLe MACHiNe  -  the most brilliant music and poetry band I've seen in decades’ Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate


@McgoughRoger

www.rogermcgough.org.uk


President of the Poetry Society, Roger has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten, Molière adaptations for English Touring Theatre and the long-running Poetry Please. The beat goes on.


2017 embraced the 50th anniversary of the iconic & top-selling Penguin Modern Poets’ no.10  -  The Mersey Sound by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten and the summer of ’67 epic poem of love & lust, broken promises and unfettered dreams, Summer With Monika, republished and newly illustrated by Chris Riddell. Plus a host of country-wide dates with The Bootleg Beatles and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in It Was Fifty Years Ago Today which sold out the Royal Albert Hall in hours. Roger’s significant birthday year saw the publication of 80  -  a selection of poems for children (Puffin). And a new album The Likes of Us with LiTTLe MACHiNe.


joinedupwriting (pub.28 Mar’19, Penguin)


Formed in 2009 LiTTLe MACHiNe are the 'must have' act at Literary Festivals from York to Dubai. Drawing on three thousand years of poetry  -  Sappho, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Blake, Byron, Eliot, Larkin and many more  -  they set classic poems to music and perform them with energy, passion and humour. Music that moves the feet for words that move the soul!

‘It's a long time since I heard something so exciting, a wonderful way of delivering poetry. The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world’. Carol Ann Duffy

‘LiTTLe MACHiNe’s sophisticated way with poetry made me fall in love with old and new favourites all over again. They make you laugh and break your heart.’ Gillian Clarke

‘I LOVE your work.’ Liz Lochhead

Little Machine are the musicians, composers, and writers Walter Wray, Steve Halliwell & Chris Hardy. They have appeared with Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough, Gillian Clarke, Liz Lochhead, John Cooper-Clarke, John Hegley and many others. It's poetry  -  but not as you've heard or seen it before.


‘The patron saint of poetry’ Carol Ann Duffy

'rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits' The Independent

‘a poemy torch in dark corners' Ian McMillan Poetry Review

'profound surprises and lasting images on almost every line' Siân Hughes T.E.S.

'a witty and ingenious chronicler of British life, who manages a range of perennial themes with a deftness and agility that is hard to beat' The Poetry Society

‘He is a true original and more than one generation would be much the poorer without him’ The Times

'Liverpool's own Poet Laureate' Daily Post







Book Tickets

Sat 25 May
7:30pm (Book Now)