On Wednesday February 13, Matt Abbott will perform his spoken word show Two Little Ducks at Vinyl Tap Preston. Tickets are £5 on the door or from WeGotTickets.com
Here is what you need to know:
Matt Abbott was volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp when his native Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Why did so many working-class communities like his support Brexit so strongly? How can the UK ignore a humanitarian crisis just 22 miles from Dover? And does anything ever actually change for people like Maria?
This is a powerful, personal and political spoken word show from one of UK poetry’s rising stars. He channels the human side of politics to look at national identity, preconceptions, class and anti-establishment anger. Poetic flair and storytelling, with a unique insight into the summer that changed everything.
★★★★★ The New European
★★★★★ Everything Theatre
★★★★★ 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
After gaining critical acclaim as the lyricist and frontman in alternative pop act Skint & Demoralised, Matt Abbott returned to his original love of spoken word in 2013. Since then, he’s established himself on the UK’s flourishing scene. His 22-date UK theatre tour of ‘Two Little Ducks’ was accompanied by the release of his debut collection – featuring the poems from the show – on Verve Poetry Press. He also recorded the poems for a studio album which was released by Nymphs & Thugs Recording Co.