The Wolverhampton Literature Festival Fringe Room at the Lych Gate

Date: February 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Lych Gate Tavern, 44 Queen Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1TX

Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists once again bring to Wolves Lit Fest a selection of the finest shows from the Edinburgh Fringe. Entry to each of the five events is free, with the hat being passed at the end of each show. All the money goes to the artist. Shows are as follows:

12.30pm: Wum Med, Wum Growed, written and performed by Heather Wastie
1.45pm: 300-1, Corin Rhys Jones
3pm: The Empathy Experiment, Rose Condo
4.15pm: The Tanner’s Tale, Alex McSherry
5.30pm: One Foot in the Rave, Alexander Rhodes

Heather Wastie : Wum Med, Wum Growed

Heather grew up in the Black Country, soaking up her local dialect but rarely using it. Through original poems, characters and songs with accordion, she will take us to the street in Cradley Heath where she was born and raised. She will drap aitches, tek a dialect test, and translate where necessary. With the help of alter egos Barbara the Bostin Darter and Black Country Pat, she will chew over the subject of ‘learning ter spake’ and would love you to join in.

Heather is a widely-commissioned former Worcestershire Poet Laureate you may have seen or heard in a Nationwide Building Society advert. Some of the pieces in her show were written for the 2016 project Where’s Our Spake Gone?

Corin Rhys Jones: 300-1

What’s better than a glorious death? Escaping his war poetry homework, 15-year-old Elliot re-enacts the movie 300 to the ghosts of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Corin Rhys Jones brings the award-winning production of this comical and moving one-man show to Wolves. Written and directed by Matt Panesh.

Rose Condo: The Empathy Experiment

Could you survive without your phone for a day? Award-winning Canadian poet Rose Condo embarks on her own Day Of No Mobile Phones, exploring tech addiction and compassion. Rose uses herself as the test subject … but can her experiment save empathy? Best Spoken Word Show, 2019 Greater Manchester Fringe.

Alex McSherry: The Tanner’s Tale

The Tanner’s Tale ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Fringe)
Alex McSherry performs a great single-handed play about William Wallace’s fight against the English. Taken from the point of view of a tanner who fought alongside Wallace, we get the blood and guts. In fact we get lots of bodily fluids, thus is the nature of a tanner’s work. A real treat.

Age guide: 15+

Alexander Rhodes: One Foot in the Rave

A disillusioned 23 year old Jehovah’s Witness breaks free from the controlling cult and lands on the dance floors of 90’s clubland. Shunned by his family and everyone he knows, he is not prepared for what lies ahead.

Age guide 16+ Contains Drug and Alcohol References and adult themes.

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