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Three To See 2015: Spoken Word Solo Pieces

By | Published on Sunday 2 August 2015


More spoken word recommendations from ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses now, this time solo pieces.

Asking Nicely
We know this show by Hanna Chutzpah is brilliant, because it was on at the Fringe last year and we gave it a glowing five star write up. “For those who were mocked at school”, wrote our highly experienced reviewer, “for those who always feel the need to ask permission, Chutzpah’s confidence and determination are inspiring: this is a gorgeous, life-affirming, empowering show. I left at least three inches taller.” I don’t think I need to add anything, really, do I?
Pilgrim, from 8 until 29 Aug

Dylan’s Daughter
This sounds like a really interesting presentation from actress Anne Rutter, who was close friends with Aeronwy Bryn Thomas-Ellis, translator of Italian poetry, but perhaps more famously, the daughter of renowned Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. The show, devised and performed by Rutter herself, promises to be an affectionate and moving portrait of a woman living her life in the shadow of her notorious father.
Spotlites, from 23 until 31 Aug

Matt Abbott Is Skint And Demoralised (pictured)
I was immediately attracted to this offering from Matt Abbot, possibly because he appears to be a lefty northerner like me, but more likely because he’s a definite up-and-comer in the world of spoken word. It’s not a cheerful title, granted, but with my finely tuned powers of cultural detection, I can tell that it’s meant to be a bit tongue in cheek. Well, if we’re honest, I read the blurb, which reveals that we can expect the show’s sometimes bleak and poignant content to be cut with wit and self-deprecating humour. And that sounds like my kind of show.
Sweet Grassmarket, from 17 until 23 Aug

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