Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks (with support from WiseTalk poets)
Following a full run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 and a 22-date UK theatre tour in autumn 2018,
Either side of volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp, Matt saw his native city of Wakefield vote 66% Leave in the EU referendum. Why did so many working-class communities like his come out in droves for Brexit? How can we ignore a human crisis just 22 miles from our shores? And will anything ever actually change for people like Maria?
This is a powerful, personal and poetic show from one of UK poetry's rising stars. A sequence of 22 poems, it forms an intense, moving and challenging piece of theatre in an accessible, dynamic and engaging manner.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR 'TWO LITTLE DUCKS':
★★★★★ The New European
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ Reviews Hub
★★★★ The Theatre Guide
"An artist with something to say, who knows how to say it" The Scotsman
"Classy; he talks politics from the heart" The Morning Star
Rated as 'Highly Recommended' by FringeReview UK
WiseTalk poets will do a slot from roughly 7.00-7.30, with 'Two Little Ducks' roughly between 7.45-8.45, and an optional audience Q+A from 9.00-9.30.