Yesterday evening I went to see The Fourpenny Circus, which, says the website, is ‘a lightly staged poetry show which combines good live literature with silliness, sadness and stagecraft‘ – and it was really, really good. Funny in (plenty of) places, sad in others and on one or two occasions even a little rude. I enjoyed it a lot, not only for the poems, which were mostly great and at times brilliant, but for the show as well, for the movement. And when those in the show are poets (Jo Bell, Joy Winkler, John Lindley and Andrew Rudd)and not actors I think that’s quite an achievement. Great stuff. I’d recommend it to anyone, I think.
(And a big thank you to Jess for driving me there.)