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From 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Following a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe, Matt Abbott's 'Two Little Ducks' embarks on a UK tour in spring 2018. From bingo halls and council estates to hand-built homes in the Calais Jungle, Abbott uses visceral storytelling and linguistic flair to present this personal and political spoken word theatre show.
On 23 June 2016, Abbott's native city voted 66% in favour of Brexit. Either side of the referendum, he was volunteering at a refugee camp just 22 miles from UK shores. Reflecting on the deep-rooted reasons behind the working-class Leave vote, whilst recounting his eye-opening experience of the Jungle, the show is sewn together with kitchen-sink realism, and the fictionalised story of Maria.
One of the rising star's on the UK’s spoken word scene, Matt Abbott is a unique and engaging performer. Having recently shared a stage with names including Jeremy Corbyn, Paul Weller, Sara Pascoe, Ken Loach and Sleaford Mods, he is rapidly establishing himself as one of the leading political poets of his generation.
Using empathy and observation, 'Two Little Ducks' explores the chaos behind Brexit, and the complex relationship with national identity. Challenging preconceptions with several twists, this is poetry for the underdog which pulls no punches. Humorous and harrowing, celebratory and confrontational; a vital poetic journey for our times.