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Utter! Presents… Identity Mix-Up (Keith Jarrett / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Keith Jarrett steps out in front of his audience wearing a black t-shirt and shorts, covered in labels that in some way define him, one for every letter of the alphabet. He starts his poem, removing the labels one by one until he is again a blank canvas. Jarrett manages to explore important topics, focussing on discrimination and identity, whilst injecting comedy into his poetry. Constructing one poem on each form of discrimination (gender, race, age, religion, disability, sexuality), Jarrett offers poetry which is clever, insightful, humorous and humbling. He speaks clearly, with occasional added elements of music and song. His autobiographical touches and a friendly rapport with the audience complete the allure of this show; an excellent poet and one to watch.

La Tasca, until 24 Aug (not 22), 4.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Helena Wadia]