In June 2016, his native Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Either side of that vote, he was volunteering at a refugee camp just 22 miles from Dover.
With poetic storytelling and linguistic flair, Abbott attempts to dismiss many of the sweeping generalisations of ‘Brexiteers’, whilst at the same time exposing the harsh realities of The Jungle – most of which are ignored by the mainstream media.
A fiercely relevant exploration of identity, prejudice and class.
★★★★★The New European
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ Theatre Guide
Geneviève L. Walsh.
Geneviève is a Yorkshire-raised Londoner. Since her stage debut in 2012, she’s taken her work about alienation, inebriation and pop music to every kind of stage from tiny backstreet pubs to major festivals .
Her début collection, ‘The Dance of a Thousand Losers’, was published by Flapjack Press in March 2017, and immediately taken on a countrywide tour of thirty-two venues. The collection has been described by Henry Normal as ‘keen and urgent with an untamed beauty – like a puma caught under a streetlight’.
Matt is a poet from East Yorkshire…from where the culture from in these crazy, mixed up times. His two collections to date, ‘There and back to see how far it is’ and ‘We are not all blessed with a hat-shaped head’ (out in March 2018), and his stage performances, bristle with poems that are sometimes dark and intense, sometimes lyrical and tender, but always painstakingly honest. His is a rare, unapologetic voice.
Kirsty is a teacher and writer from Bradford. Winner of The Verb’s New Voices, she has shared her work on BBC Radio 3 along with festivals and events across the country. Passionate about people and fascinated by their stories, Kirsty gives real insight into the lives of others through her rhythmical style.