Scratching and Laureate-ing

ClydeA busy couple of weeks since posting up the last crowdsourced poem I made (you can listen and read it here!). I’ve been working on lots of new material, mainly in preparation of my first Edinburgh Fringe show – currently titled We Are All Orange Ghosts. I performed at two scratch nights: Scratch at the Jack, and as part of the ConwayCollective’s Solo Performance workshops I’ve taken part in.

The scratches went well, which is a relief! Having the idea in your head and writing it for 6 weeks without testing is nerve-wracking – what if no one else is interested in the story of happiness, self-acceptance and the orange ghost from Pac-Man? I’ve got a full run through on Monday 18th March, double heading with Niall O’Sulivan at the Poetry Café in London – if you can make it I’d love your feedback!

logoI also tried some new material at Museums Showoff last Wednesday, talking about videogames as art and in galleries. Then on Saturday, I hosted my regular night The Word House. Another phenomenal evening with top quality headliners – Byron Vincent, Simon Mole and Salena Godden leading the way, DJ Able on top form with his show and after party music, and our producer Amy Stratton making it all happen. Best bit though has to be the audience, who responded amazingly to some microphone trouble by listening quietly to the open mic-ers, giving them the best chance to have their words heard. Brilliant.

The other news is that I’ve been appointed as Canterbury Laureate this year by Canterbury Festival!

cantfestCanterbury is where I started out in poetry, from learning about and writing poems at the University of Kent to performing at my first open mic nights in the city. Canterbury Festival enabled me to see poetry in performance through Patience Agbabi and Baba Brinkman, and gave me one of my first chances to perform my own work at the annual ‘Poet of the Year’ competition. When the Festival asked if I’d like to be their Laureate this year I was thrilled – Canterbury is my creative home, and the opportunity to be an advocate for poetry in the area is an incredible one.

I’m especially excited to adjudicate the Schools’ Poetry Competition again, having done so in 2011. One of my favourite things to do as a poetry practitioner is to encourage creativity and expression in young people, so I can’t wait to run workshops for local schools and see what poems are written – and then performed at the final event on National Poetry Day!

As Laureate I hope to champion the role of performance poetry and the spoken word – though maintaining the importance of the written word too. I also hope to take advantage of digital technologies. I can’t wait to get started – this is going to be an exciting year for poetry!

– Dan

2012 in spoken word – things what I encountered

2012 has been a pretty incredible year for spoken word. I’ll talk about the highlights of things I actually did tomorrow, but for now here are my highlights of things I encountered. What’s been your stand-out event or moment? Tell me in the comments or tweet @dansimpsonpoet


shake_the_dust_165x200Shake the Dust
It was a privilege to work on the biggest youth spoken word slam project to ever happen in England in my capacity at Apples and Snakes. Incredible achievements from the young people involved and proper life-changing stuff happened during the project.

Word in Motion
Right back in January, Smile for London put on Word in Motion, bringing poetry and animation together on the screens of the London Underground. One of my poems was included in the showings of this great idea and well executed poetry project!

Edinburgh Fringe
Spoken word got its own section in the main Fringe programme for the first time this year, signifying the growing status of the artform. This was reflected in the number and quality of the shows I saw – I wrote about my highlights HERE. I was also lucky enough to take part in the BBC Poetry Slam, which was one of the most intense experiences I had in 2012! Here’s to 2013’s Fringe, and (hopefully!) my first show at the world’s largest arts festival…

Gig highlights
Some of the gigs that stood out from 2012…
Hit the Ode:
Vanessa Kisuule is one of my favourite poets so I knew I’d enjoy this gig in February, but I didn’t expect how excellent Paul Murphy, Ken Arkind and Jon Sands would be too. One of the best nights in England.
Jawdance: Apples and Snakes’ open mic night introduced me to lots of new poets – invaluable stuff!
Black T-Shirt Collection: Inua Ellams’ ambitious solo play combined strong writing and performance as he triumphantly returned to the National Theatre. Top quality spoken word.
Buddy Wakefield: a masterclass in performance, from picking the right pieces to guiding an audience through your set. A legendary poet for a reason.
Chill Pill: Mr Gee, Deanna Rodger, Raymond Antrobus and Simon Mole certainly know how to put on a top night – thoroughly enjoyed my first Chill Pill at the
John Cooper Clarke: the iconic poet performed at the culmination of Apples and Snakes’ and the Albany’s 30th Anniversary celebrations – with Mike Garry and Salena Godden supporting, it was a top-notch gig.
Scroobius Pip: the spoken word performer went on tour with a spoken word set, and it was awesome. He opened by singing the Duck Tales theme – how could it not be awesome?!

Richard Tyrone Jones’ Big Heart
I’ve loved watching the progress of RTJ’s one-man show about heart failure (with jokes!) – from Kickstarter backing it to scratch to finished piece, 2012 was when it came together. I worked on it’s tour to Canterbury Festival, getting an audience in and hosting the night with local poets – a real pleasure to help out on a worthwhile and high quality project!

Write a poem a day for every month in April. A good challenge that helped me and others really crack on with writing – I loved following the poems and progress of other NaPoWriMo-ers!

We Are Poets
This is a seriously excellent and impactful film documentary about a team of poets from Leeds Young Authors going to Brave New Voices – the huge and prestigious US slam. The Word House hosted it at the Curzon Cinema and I can’t recommend it highly enough for anyone interested in spoken word and working with young people.

Poetry Takeaway
People queuing up for two hours for a poem? Only at the Poetry Takeaway! I did my first shift writing personalised poems in the converted burger van this year, and always enjoyed seeing it popping up at the Southbank Centre.

Books: Penned in the Margins, Salt and Burning Eye
From Penned in the Margins, Ross Sutherland’s second collection Emergency Window is fantastic, whilst Where Rockets Burn Through brings together some quality science-fiction poetry. Adventures in Form is experimental and boundary-pushing, and Stress Fractures is indispensable reading for anyone interested in or working with text.  Meanwhile, Salt’s Best British Poetry… anthologies are perfect introductions to contemporary British poetry, and their Book of Younger Poets is an inspiration. Brilliant to see spoken word poets getting published too, as Burning Eye’s Rhyming Thunder took on the mantle of putting performance poets onto the page. | |

In other art forms…
A quick mention of other cultural highlights of 2012…

Art Exhibitions: lots of time spent at the Tates this year – I loved the David Hockney exhibition with its cut-up and iPad paintings. Picasso & Modern British Art was illuminating about the links between the Spanish modernist and British contemporaries. The Pre-Raphaelite: Victorian Avant-Garde exhibition was full of sumptuous and impressive paintings. Meanwhile, David Shrigley and Jeremy Deller at the Hayward was irreverent and hilarious, and Lucian Freud’s portraits at the National Portrait Gallery were spectacular. | |

Gaming: 2012 is the year I got into gaming again. On Xbox, Dishonoured and Skyrim have been fully immersive treats, and I’ve enjoyed exploring the indie scene on my Mac – Faster Than Light and Braid (yep, I’m 4 years behind!) are my standout titles. Hero Academy has taken up lots of time on my iPhone and Civ 5 continues to pull me in. Boardgame-wise, I can’t get enough of Fantasy Flight’s Android: Netrunner living card game – the psychological twists and turns are so much fun. Cosmic Encounter and Lords of Waterdeep are also excellent, especially as big-group games. I took par in A Door in a Wall‘s Apocalypse How?a hilarious live murder mystery adventure undertaken across East London – some of the most fun I’ve had! I also loved Hide & Seek‘s Weekender at Southbank Centre – social gaming at its finest!


A top year for poetry and spoken word, and I’ve missed loads undoubtedly! Tomorrow I’ll post up a few highlights from my own work. Till then!

– Dan

November Catch Up

Hey Internet! Long time no significant contribution. Sure, I’ve tweeted a few tweets, posted a few statuses, but it’s not the same as a proper blog post, is it? Not at all. Anyway, how have you been? 4G, you say? My, how fast you are!

Me? I’m grand, thank you! I had a brilliant time hosting Richard Tyrone Jones’ Big Heart at Canterbury Festival and then Hit the Ode in Birmingham. I’m currently busy with Apples and Snakes 30th Anniversary celebrations and plotting a couple of exciting events and projects! Marvellous.

As for November, it seems I have a few gigs to tell you about. On Tuesday 6 November I’m doing Geek Showoff at the Wilmington Arms in Clerkenwell – really looking forward to being on this mixed bill of performers, all telling you about their passion for various geeky subjects. Then on Saturday 10 November I’ll be at Flea Circus, who are hosting a superhero themed fundraiser at Hackney Attic.

A week later, on Saturday 17 NovemberThe Word House returns to the Blueberry Bar in East London so I’ll be doing my usual hosting thing – this time for DizraeliMalika BookerAnna Freeman and a whole bunch of open mic-ers! On Wednesday 21 November I’m doing a short bit at the very cool MVMNT Cafe in Greenwich, before seeing the month out by performing a brand new piece on Wednesday 28 November at Clerkenwell Tales bookshop for  Penning Perfumes – the scent / poetry fusion project which challenges poets to write a piece in response to a perfume!

A busy month ahead, Internet. We must do this more often!

– Dan

Media: Crowdsourced poem at Crossovers, Inc. Zine podcast and more!

Lots of media type things dropped into my inbox this week, so I thought I’d write a quick blog post rounding them up!

Last week I was at Crossovers, an event about culture and tourism run by Arts Council England and Greenwich University. I was poet in residence for the day – and a fascinating day it was too! My job was to gather words from the talks, tweets and an exercise I devised and make a brand new poem by the end of the day. My first crowdsourced poem created in one day, and I’m pleased with how it came out! What do you think? Text at the end of the post.

Crowdsourcing poetry only really works if you get good words from the people taking part, so thanks to all those at Crossovers who gave me such brilliant phrases, sentences and ideas! Check out their blog for more cool stuff.

I was in the last issue of Inc. Zine, a poetry-illustration magazine that launched at the Book Club this summer. I performed a poem or two and chatted to the organisers, and they made an excellent podcast with lots of great poets! Really top notch production on this, and thoroughly interesting thoughts from some awesome poets such as Mista Gee, Catherine Brogan, Raymond Antrobus, Dean Atta, Joshua Seigal, Toby de Angeli, Angry Sam and of course Inc. Zine’s own Anya Pearson and Will Coldwell. Have a listen – it’s well worth the time!

And if you’re feeling really up for delving into my thoughts about poetry slams, marketing and developing as an artist, you can listen to my long and winding chat to Pete the Temp after the BBC Poetry Slam in Edinburgh. We recorded this straight off the stage after an intense slam, so it’s fairly rambling and probably just of interest to me and Pete!

Next up, a trio of hosting gigs in October – The Word House returns to the Blueberry Bar in London on Saturday 20 October with DizraeliMalika Booker and Anna FreemanRichard Tyrone Jones’ Big Heart at Canterbury Festival on Tuesday 23 October; and Hit the Ode for Apples and Snakes on Thursday 25 October. Until then!

– Dan

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Poetry in October

Autumn is the most poetical season: there are almost as many poems written about autumn as there are essays written about poems about autumn. As you may have gathered from my September post, it’s an appropriately busy time in the poetry world, with October (the most autumny month I think) the busiest month of all. Here’s what I’ve been up to.

Kicking us off on the 6th, National Poetry Day this year was on the theme of games, and I found myself down in Canterbury for two engagements. Year One Consulting, with their consistent commitment to doing cool things in the arts, gave me an afternoon residency in their office, where I asked the Twittersphere for their favourite games, which I then turned into haikus. The form is perfect for Twitter! A couple of my favourites were:

Scrabble: We play with letters / It’s a night on the tiles / Linking words we score.

Hop Scotch: Girl’s incantations / Sometimes haunt me, even now / “Boys can’t play”, they say.

Pong: Thump thump beep thump beep / Thump beep thump beep thump beep thump / Beep thump beeeeep! One nil.

Thanks to Year One for having me for the afternoon, and to everyone who submitted a suggestion.

Canterbury Festival Schools' Poetry Competition poets

Down the hill and into town to present some awards. I’ve been adjudicating the Canterbury Festival Schools’ Poetry Competition this year, and the presentation ceremony was the most rewarding part of that work. Twenty six young people from five to seventeen years old were selected for prizes and commendations from nearly a thousand entries, and they came to read their work to an appreciative crowd on National Poetry Day. It was a fantastic evening and the young poets did themselves proud with some excellent readings (the performance workshop I’d run the week before seemed to have paid off!). You’ll be able to see some of the poems on buses around Kent thanks to Stagecoach. It’s a really wonderful competition that Canterbury Festival puts on every year that encourages young people to write and read their words, and I have been delighted and honoured to be a part of it.

I offered the audience stickers, which were not a bribe in the least or at all

The following week and another competition. This time something a little more serious, as I verbally fought at the Flea Circus: Battles event. Organised by the Flea Circus guys and the ever-delightful Mark Grist, this was a subversive take on the grime battle scene. I was performing in the guise of the Poetry Party Leader, up against Chris Kraken’s right-wing reactionary on the topic: ‘Poetry is the solution to Britain’s problems’. After going at it for three rounds and the debate/battle almost descending into a fist fight (he started it), Chris triumphed in a closely contested measure of audience applause. I disputed the result, demanded a recount, realised there were no votes cast and eventually conceded gracefully. Other highlights included a compliment-off between Mixy and Richard Tyrone Jones, and Mark battling his 13 year old self. A hilarious and fun night!

That weekend, The Word House returned. After a successful launch in July which saw a sold-out Gallery Café rock with the words of some brilliant poets, the anticipation and expectation for October’s edition was high. It didn’t disappoint – if anything, it was even better. The place was packed and our feature acts of a high quality: Christian Watson started us off with humour and tales of growing up, before one of the strongest open mic sections I’ve seen took us into the interval. John Berkavitch brought dry wit and political astuteness to the stage before Inua Ellams charmed the raucous crowd with his trademark lyricism and beautifully crafted lines. Hosting The Word House is fast turning into one of my favourite gigs – the atmosphere is electric and the audience really responsive. As one reviewer says, it’s “more akin to a house party than a bar” and he’s right – there’s a sense of friendly banter and enjoyment of words underpinning the whole thing. Much respect and praise to Amy Stratton who produces the event and DJ Able who effortlessly creates the right vibe. Come to the next Word House in the new year, and in the meantime check out some of the videos on the Facebook page!

Inua Ellams at The Word House

Inua Ellams at The Word House (photo courtesy of Zofia Walczak)

Back down to Canterbury to debut a commissioned piece at the Canterbury Festival Schools Debate. The topic to be discussed (and the subject of my poem) was ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’. After putting out my piece I sat down to help with the judging. The schools got to debating, and I was impressed by the depth and range of the arguments. I felt myself torn one way then another – completely agreeing with the proponents of the topic only to be utterly swayed by the opponents. In the end, Barton Court’s team arguing against the motion took the team prize, though one of the debaters from the ‘for’ team from Archbishops School won the individual prize. As with the Poetry Competition, it was great to see students really engaging with words and thinking about big issues in their writing and reading. For engaging me on both projects, a huge thankyou to Canterbury Festival, especially their Education Coordinator Sarah!

Peter Hayhoe popping up!

My last contribution to this year’s Festival came through Workers of Art, who run an annual event called Poetry City. Lots of interesting and unique poetry happenings occur throughout the day, engaging people with poetry in new and unexpected ways. Last year I engaged in walkabout theatre as the Poetry Party Leader, and I retained that street performance element this time. Alongside Peter Hayhoe, one of my spoken word buddies in London, we presented a pop-up poetry stage in various places along the High Street. Gathering a crowd at each stop, we put out some poems to a sometimes bewildered but often interested audience. As happened when we did it at Lounge on the Farm, it was really rewarding when people stayed to listen to a few poems, and we got lots of positive comments about people never having seen anything like it before.

It was also a good chance to direct people to the other part of the show – Canterbury in a Can. I’d run a workshop at Canterbury High that week (thanks for having me Miss Montague!) and recorded the students ‘Secrets and Dreams’ on audio devices. Tracey Falcon, a local artist, did the same and combined them with tins, each one featuring a line for a poem. In this way, you could create your own poem from each tin! A really lovely way of presenting poetry – as was the entire event, in fact. Big thanks to Beth Cuenco for organising the day and programming such a diverse range of poetry activities.

My last October activity once again involved Twitter. Kent’s Creative Coast launched last weekend at Whitstable, which is one of my favourite places in the country.  As part of the launch, Catriona Campbell engaged me to put together a poem about why people loved the Kent coast. I decided to use Twitter to gather lines for a poem, and in this way we crowdsourced responses from anyone who wanted to contribute using the hashtag #iloveKentcoast. I then edited these lines into a coherent piece for performance on the Sunday of the launch. I am very pleased with the result – somehow, a voice seemed to emerge from the disparate lines submitted. It’s not one person’s voice, but that of the crowd. However, it’s surprisingly consistent, as it reflects on memories from spending time on the coast and snaps back to the present day. Have a watch of the video above of my reading of this truly communal coastal poem. Thanks to Catriona (follow her on Twitter @escapetocreate) for asking me to be a part of the launch, and for allowing me to work with new technology and poetry in such an exciting way!

Happy October everyone!

– Dan

Poetry in September

My experiences at Edinburgh Fringe part two are on their way (part one here), but in the meantime some other poetical experiences I’ve had this September.

In full flow - photo from Catherine Brogan

At the start of the month I took part in the Utter! Paid Gig Contest Final, up against all the other winners from the last two years of Utter! It was a fantastic night of high-quality poetry, with Natasha Moskovici eventually triumphing with a heart-felt poem about a partner in Iraq. Richard Tyrone Jones hosted marvellously before passing over to Catherine Brogan, BBC Slam champ and the new face of Utter! as RTJ goes off to tour his (now fully crowd-funded) solo show RTJ Has a Big Heart. No doubt Cat will continue this long-running and important night in 2012 with more crazy themes and top class spoken word!

I saw a brilliant poetry film too at the BFIWe Are Poets, which charted the excellent work of Leeds Young Authors as they took a group of six young people to Brave New Voices, a massive international slam in the States. An amazingly inspirational and moving film, be sure to see it as it tours the UK. Speaking of working with young people, I’ve also taken part in an Apples and Snakes workshop: the Open Masterclass with Jacob Sam-La Rose. Focussing on delivering slam workshops in schools, I learned an incredible amount over the day, from specific warm-up games and writing exercises to more holistic approaches and methods of working with young people. It has definitely helped me think about my own workshops in schools, and I’ll be using some of the devices and techniques in future (especially River Bank!). A great day of learning and collaboration, particularly with the added bonus of spending time with fellow poets from across the spoken word spectrum.

I’ve been up to Newcastle, and the six and a half hour train journey (we were delayed by a kite. Really.) was totally worth it to see the Tyneside Cinema Slam: spoken word is clearly thriving in Newcastle! I came back to host Monsters of Poetry at BAC Café, where I mined the depths (of hell) for as many fiendish puns as I could muster whilst Richard Marsh, Yemisi Blake, Comfort and Aoife Mannixentertained the audience with spoken word sets that mixed in monstrous moments.

Then, to the most epic poetry event devised.

The WWF belt - missing, presumed stolen

I was in the crowd for the phenomenon that was the Word Wrestling Federation’s first outing: Page Match at Roundhouse, Camden. Sixteen contenders from four poetry collectives faced off, with Salena GoddenNiall O’Sullivan and Charlie Dark judging and Polarbear refereeing. An epic night that saw Bang Said the Gun just triumph over Dirty Hands, leaving Rubix and the Roundhouse Collective floored before the final twist in the tale: the championship belt went missing! Who took it? A poet out for revenge? And audience member wanting to get involved? The Bang crew themselves to stir it up? The plot thickens…

I was pleased with my banner

I take JSJ very srsly

Away from poetry, I went to the first Wild Rumpus, a new indie video game night at 93 Feet East. I played the hilarious and frantic Jesus vs Dinosaurs: one player is God, the other Darwin, and you create creatures that fight whilst dropping bombs on each other – genius. My highlight, however, was Johann Sebastian Joust. 6 players hold a lit-up Playstation Move controller that goes red if jerked too suddenly whilst Bach plays at various speeds – the slower the music, the more sensitive your device. The aim is to be the last player standing – knocking other people out whilst trying not to shake your own controller. It’s simple and enthralling, at once tactical and action-packed. My friend and Bang golden-gunner Ian filmed it. I won a couple of games, lost most but always had a thoroughly excellent time. Definitely going back when it returns! What sort of poetry-related video game can we make?

Tomorrow I begin my Masters degree at Queen Mary – part time for the next two years. I’m hoping to look at spoken word for my dissertation, but for now the taught part of my course begins. Exciting! Gig wise, I’ve got the culmination of judging the Canterbury Festival Schools’ Poetry Competition in Canterbury on National Poetry Day (6 October) and I’m compèring the return of The Word House in Bethnal Green on 15 October. That  promises to be another high-energy night of quality performance poetry, with Christian Watson, John Berkavitch and Inua Ellams, plus open mic (email our amazing producer Amy Stratton to get a spot!). We sold out last time, so come early for a seat!

– Dan

Ashford Is…, Festivals, Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart review

Last Saturday I headed into Kent for Ashford Is…, part of the Revealing Ashford series of events. It was an overcast afternoon that threatened rain, and I was scheduled to appear on a stage made of cardboard: a soggy disaster in the making. A good crowd came to listen and the weather held, so I was able to perform without my platform collapsing down around me in a papier-mâché mess. Before my set, I went around the site and got people to complete the sentence ‘Ashford is…’ to create an impromptu, crowd-sourced list poem. There were all sorts of suggestions, from the obscene to the sublime, and the piece went down well with the audience.

Poems! Hundreds of them!

Other than that I’ve been busy in the new job, which you can read about here on the Apples and Snakes blog. I also received a massive parcel of poems this week: all the entries for the Canterbury Festival Schools’ Poetry Competition. Now I have the hard task of picking winners and commendations before the Awards evening on the 6th October. I also went to see a poetry show this week, which you can read a review of at the end of this post. Not much coming up gig wise, what with the general August slow-down and Edinburgh. I’m going up 24 – 28 August and looking forward to seeing as many of the very many poetry and spoken word shows that are on, and hopefully perform at a couple of open-mics.

That’s it for now – have a look at my review of Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart, immediately below, and if you’re heading up to the Fringe let’s meet for a show and a drink!

– Dan

Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart

This week I went to see Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart, the debut show from the eponymous spoken word poet. A piece of biographical detail first: at the beginning of last year, shortly after organising his own mock-funeral in celebration of his 30th birthday (which I attended), Richard was taken ill with dilated cardiomyopathy – heart failure, in other words. If such a set-up was put into a piece of writing, it would seem contrived, but life has these hyper-ironic coincidences sometimes. Now healthy again (or at least as healthy as someone can be with such a condition), Richard’s show details the last year and a half of his life – from near near death to recovery.

Richard Tyrone Jones Has a Big Heart

I’d first heard pieces from it in a workshop last year, so it was with anticipation that I went along to the Camden Head, where the show was happening as part of the Camden Fringe. Just down the road from the Green Note Café, where Richard hosts his monthly Utter! nights, I was perhaps expecting more of the same: Richard’s trademark compèring banter plus some poems – something I’ve seen him do incredibly well a number of times. And it was that – up to a point.

Given more of a focus, Richard was able to really explore the subject, making it more of a monologue with interspersed poems than a stand-up poetry set. Richard’s conversational tone belies the seriousness of what happened to him, as the moments of dark humour penetrate the lightness of his stage presence. The poems themselves are excellent, slowing the monologue down at the right moments and bringing the sometimes gory, sometimes brutal, reality of heart failure back to the fore. There is also a new and strong physicality in RTJ’s performance, no doubt coached by director Anthony Shrubsall.

Highlights include Richard’s story of an attractive nurse causing him to have a ‘gap’, resulting in the crash team cutting open his shirt to recover him, and stories of his fellow heart-failure patients (a 20 year old cocaine user who breaks out of hospital for a cigarette, a relentlessly upbeat man with hypertension). There’s also an incredibly impressive Tom Lehrer-inspired feat of memory as he adapts the Elements Song into a piece about all the types of disease humans can be born with – ultimately making the point that we can’t deny reproductive rights to people with genetic diseases, as were do you stop?

Like poetry itself, the subject matter could become self-indulgent and self-congratulatory, but the show never gets itself into this territory. There are many moments of humour, but the serious undertone is never lost. When Richard talks about thinking that he simply had a chest infection, accompanied by a coughing fit, it serves to reinforce the very real coughing that sometimes interrupts his performance. This is a man who has been, if not all the way to the precipice of death, not very many steps away from it. To deal with a harrowing experience with such considered comedy and measured pathos is an impressive feat, and one which Richard is justly getting recognition for in reviews.

The show is on once more at the Camden Fringe, on Sunday, so go see it, or catch it when it inevitably tours.