They really do things in style down in Surrey’s cathedral city of Guildford. Even the poetry venues have crystal chandeliers!
An enthusiastic audience watch ‘Harriet by the Swings’
Bookerplays was invited by Pop Up Poetry organisers Donall Dempsey and Jan Windle to perform two short plays at their regular spoken word event.
Carla Espinoza in the role of Sylvia in ‘Rainbow Baby’
Talented actors Rachel Crowther, Carla Espinoza, Alex Gibson and Natalie Harper shared the stage with a grand piano, double bass and some seriously decorous lighting, as they performed Claire Booker’s ‘Harriet by the Swings’ and ‘Rainbow Baby’ to a rousing reception yesterday at The Bar Des Arts opposite The Yvonne Arnaud theatre.
Pop Up Poetry offers an eclectic mix of music, poetry, spoken word and a generous sprinkling of fairy dust. What’s more – it’s all free! For details of where and when please check out the following link: http://www.facebook.com/PopUpPoets
To view a 5 minute film of ‘Harriet by the Swings’ as performed by the same cast at the Lost Theatre, Stockwell, London, last year, please click on the following link:
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Tagged Alex Gibson, Bar Des Arts, Bookerplays, Carla Espinoza, Donall Dempsey, Jan Windle, Natalie Harper, Pop Up Poetry, Rachel Crowther
First Manchester, then Whitstable and most recently London – now Claire Booker’s short play ‘Harriet by the Swings’ is set for its home counties premiere!
If you’re in Guildford on Tuesday 19th February, get yourself down to The Bar Des Arts opposite the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre where the monthly word and music event, Pop Up Poetry, has a host of goodies in store. Special guests will include Ernie Burns, Mel Jones, the Stokey Bard, plus ‘Harriet by the Swings’ and a second short play by Claire – ‘Rainbow Baby’. For more details check the following link: http://www.facebook.com/PopUpPoets
Seats fill up at Loose Muse
And it’s all thanks to Loose Muse at Covent Garden’s Poetry Cafe – proving that networking really does makes the world go round. Pop Up Poetry host Jan Windle was reading her poetry there earlier this month on the same evening as ‘Harriet by the Swings’ and ‘Rainbow Baby’ were performed at the venue. She and fellow Pop Up host Donall Dempsey liked what they saw. Bingo!
Claire’s two plays were also performed at Beyond Words at the Gipsy Hill Tavern, SE19 which meets on the first Tuesday of each month. For more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Gibson as Sam
Please click on the following link to see ‘Harriet by the Swings’ as filmed during its performance at the Lost Theatre, Stockwell:
Carla Espinoza as Pam
“The actors did a fabulous job of conveying Claire Booker’s succinct script.” Brett Evans, Editor Prole literary magazine.
Natalie Harper as Tam
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Tagged Alex Gibson, Beyond Words, Carla Espinoza, Donall Dempsey, Jan Windle, Loose Muse, Natalie Harper, Pop Up Poetry, Rachel Crowther, The Lost Theatre