‘What a night. Roger and Little Machine stormed it’ Bewdley Festival
Poet Roger McGough has teamed up with musical trio Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe to feature a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music.
2017 encompassed more McGough milestones than the average year. The 50th anniversary of the iconic & top-selling Penguin Modern Poets’ no.10 – The Mersey Sound by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten. Then the summer of ’67 epic poem of love & lust, Summer With Monika, republished and newly illustrated by Chris Riddell. A host of country-wide dates with The Bootleg Beatles and the RLPO in It Was Fifty Years Ago Today which sold out the Royal Albert Hall in hours. November, Roger’s significant birthday month, saw the publication of 80 – a selection of poems for children (Puffin). The beat goes on. @McgoughRoger
McGough’s latest book It Never Rains is a collection of new verses with drawings by the author. President of the Poetry Society, he has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten, he now presents the long-running Poetry Please. His Molière adaptations travel far & wide with English Touring Theatre. The beat goes on. @McgoughRoger
‘rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits’ The Independent
‘a witty and ingenious chronicler of British life, who manages a range of perennial themes with a deftness and agility that is hard to beat’ The Poetry Society
Formed in 2009 LiTTLe MACHiNe are the ‘must have’ act at Literary Festivals from York to Dubai. Drawing on three thousand years of poetry – Sappho, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Blake, Byron, Eliot, Larkin and many more – they set classic poems to music and perform them with energy, passion and humour. Music that moves the feet for words that move the soul!
‘It’s my great privilege to be the warm-up act for LiTTLe MACHiNe – the most brilliant music and poetry band I’ve seen in decades’ Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate
This show will be followed by a book signing.
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