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Two Little Ducks 

17/10/2018 - 18/10/2018


The Albany Theatre
Douglas Way,
Deptford,
London,
SE8 4AG

 


 

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From bingo halls in Northumberland to hand-built homes in the Calais Jungle, Matt Abbott presents a personal and political spoken word show exploring the chaos behind Brexit.

 

In June 2016, his native Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Either side of that vote, he was volunteering at a refugee camp just 22 miles from Dover.

 

With poetic storytelling and linguistic flair, Abbott attempts to dismiss many of the sweeping generalisations of ‘Brexiteers’, whilst at the same time exposing the harsh realities of The Jungle – most of which are ignored by the mainstream media.

 

A fiercely relevant exploration of identity, prejudice and class.

 

5* The New European
5* Broadway Baby
4* The Wee Review
4* Theatre Guide

 

Supporting Acts

Geneviève L. Walsh. 

Geneviève is a Yorkshire-raised Londoner. Since her stage debut in 2012, she’s taken her work about alienation, inebriation and pop music to every kind of stage from tiny backstreet pubs to major festivals .

Her début collection, ‘The Dance of a Thousand Losers’, was published by Flapjack Press in March 2017, and immediately taken on a countrywide tour of thirty-two venues. The collection has been described by Henry Normal as ‘keen and urgent with an untamed beauty – like a puma caught under a streetlight’.

 

Matt Nicholson

Matt is a poet from East Yorkshire…from where the culture from in these crazy, mixed up times. His two collections to date, ‘There and back to see how far it is’ and ‘We are not all blessed with a hat-shaped head’ (out in March 2018), and his stage performances, bristle with poems that are sometimes dark and intense, sometimes lyrical and tender, but always painstakingly honest. His is a rare, unapologetic voice.

 

Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty is a teacher and writer from Bradford. Winner of The Verb’s New Voices, she has shared her work on BBC Radio 3 along with festivals and events across the country. Passionate about people and fascinated by their stories, Kirsty gives real insight into the lives of others through her rhythmical style.

Showtime

20:00

Pricing

£14.00

Warnings

Suitable for ages 16+



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Venue Details

The Albany Theatre
Douglas Way,
Deptford,
London,
SE8 4AG

020 8692 4446

The Albany aims to provide:

An artistic and community resource where diversity and creativity flourish. 

A space where new talent is nurtured and exposed to ideas from across the world.

High quality creative experiences relating to the communities we serve.

A creative centre for learning within the community, contributing to the cultural, social and economic benefit of South East London.

Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century. Over the last few years, we have emerged as a new type of arts venue, very much driven by the cultural diversity and creative mix of South East London. Involving people, through participation and partnerships, is central to our work and is essential to the delivery of our vision. 

During the last year over 100,000 people visited the Albany and used our facilities, including audiences of over 25,000 for more than 200 events. The Albany has four performance spaces, including its unique central performance space, with a capacity of 300 seated and 500 for standing events. Our programme encompasses a range of music, theatre and spoken word, as well as an array of participatory projects. Our other facilities include a café bar, rehearsal and meeting rooms for hire, and office space.

 

The Albany is re-establishing itself as a significant London arts venue, building on our reputation as a home and seeding ground for creative development in the performing arts. We are a social enterprise, earning over 50% of our own income and we are grateful for the support of the London Borough of Lewisham, Arts Council England.



http://www.thealbany.org.uk/

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