Join Caribbean-British poet John Agard in a quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus. A voyage in verse, performed against an evocative soundscape of Atlantic murmurings, with Agard variously taking on the voices of Columbus, The Atlantic Ocean and a chorus of politically conscious mosquitoes. Directed by Mark C. Hewitt, musical backing by Thomas Arnold, and produced by Crosspath Theatre and Tilt, this is a one-person show that mixes the tides of cabaret and calypso with mischievous satirical wit.
Plus a special guest performance by Trinidadian poet and arts reporter Shivanee Ramlochan.
“Shivanee Ramlochan invokes gods, goddesses or demons to do what poetry should do – alarm and ignite us, surprise and blast us and tear at our heartstrings. Welcome to a challenging, unforgettable and courageous new voice.” Olive Senior
"A unique and energetic force in contemporary British poetry, John Agard's poems combine acute social observation, puckish wit and a riotous imagination to thrilling effect." - Ben Wilkinson