THERE will be a chance to see John Hegley and Sara Pascoe perform in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in February in an evening of poetry, comedy and music, as part of the company’s Live at the RSC series of shows.
John Hegley is a performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter, and was the Keats House Poet in Residence in 2012. He has been described as the Spike Milligan for our time and is a consistent favourite at the Edinburgh Festival.
He also has more than half-a-dozen best-selling books under his belt.
Sara Pascoe has achieved great success as an actor and stand-up comedian. Her show Sara Pascoe Vs The Truth received fantastic reviews and critical acclaim at this year’s Edinburgh festival.
Sara has performed as a panellist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI and Don’t Sit in the Front Row, as well as performing stand-up on Live At The Apollo and Stand Up For The Week. Further television credits include Twenty Twelve, The Thick of It and Being Human.
They will be joined by Byron Vincent and Hollie McNish.
Byron Vincent was BBC poetry’s new talent choice 2010: given that this happened several years into his career, neither the words ‘new’ or ‘talent’ seem particularly pertinent. Byron was one of the commissioned artists as part of the RSC and Google’s Midsummer Night’s Dreaming project this summer.
Hollie McNish is a published poet and spoken word artist who straddles the boundaries between the literary, poetic and pop scenes.
She was UK Slam poetry champion in 2009, representing the UK and finishing third behind Canada and the USA in the World Poetry Slam Finals in Paris.
She has released two poetry albums, Touch and Push Kick, both to critical acclaim.
Previous Live at The RSC performances in Stratford have included comedians David Baddiel, Chris Addison, Russell Kane and Greg Davies and singers KT Tunstall, Teddy Thompson and Neil Hannon.
Tickets for the show on Sunday 9th February are available from the box office on 0844 800 1110 or www.rsc.org.uk
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