Matt Abbott Poet
and Norwich Arts Centre
MATT ABBOTT: TWO LITTLE DUCKS 🦆🦆
Matt Abbott was volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp when his native Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Why did so many working-class communities like his support Brexit so strongly? How can the UK ignore a humanitarian crisis just 22 miles from Dover? And does anything ever actually change for people like Maria?
This is a powerful, personal and political spoken word show from one of UK poetry’s rising stars. He channels the human side of politics to look at national identity, preconceptions, class and anti-establishment anger. Poetic flair and storytelling, with a unique insight into the summer that changed everything.
Doors 7pm. Show start 7.30pm.
First half (two support acts) until 8.10pm.
Second half (the main show) until approx 9.30pm.
Reviews for #TwoLittleDucks
at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
★★★★★ The New European
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ The Theatre Guide
“An artist with something to say, who knows how to say it” The Scotsman
“Classy; he talks politics from the heart” The Morning Star
Rated as ‘Highly Recommended’ by FringeReview UK
Matt Abbott is a spoken word artist and activist from Wakefield. After a spell fronting indie act Skint & Demoralised from 2007-2013, he has since gone on to establish himself as one of the UK's leading political poets. This is his first full-length show.
This tour is part-funded with support from Arts Council England