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Greg Byron: Stand Up Poet
Sunday 26 April 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Kemnay Village Hall
Sunday 26 April 2020
Company Gavin Robertson
Following performances at New Deer and Portgordon through NEAT and at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Edinburgh Fringes, as well as New York, and Adelaide, Australia in both 2018 and 2019 Greg Byron is back!
“Describing Greg Byron as a ‘Spoken Word’ performer, oreven ‘Poet’ is like calling Bill Bailey “a musician who tells jokes” or Winston Churchill “a politician who smokes” -not technically incorrect but it doesn’t tell you the whole, and far more interesting’ story. It’s like watching John Cooper Clarke snog John Hegley while Pam Ayres watches…” BBC Radio
GREG can be sardonic, outraged, witty, comic, sometimes just poignant or cathartic, but always “keeps you constantly engaged” (Kansas City Star, USA) delivering verses on life, the universe and everything (ish)… “There’s a power in the words and delivery… Highly Recommended” (FringeReview)Plus sporadicanecdotes, and his unique 55-word stories. It’s intimate, cheeky, sparkling and personable.
GREG has performed in theatres, bookshops, on beaches, under the stars, in tents, village halls and restaurants in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan…Poems on Trump, the USA, Maths and science, plastic pollution, poverty, memory, trophy wives and Brighton beach -some short, some longer.Verses inspired by modern life performed with a grimace, a twinkle and a wry pointy finger!
“If you want a satisfying and memorable Fringe, seek out the productions that don’t entirely conform, because there is where you will find the gems that others miss. This is one of them” (Broadway Baby)
“Words are most definitely the star in this truly excellent hour of storytelling. You could tell from the buzz as the packed audience reluctantly filtered its way out into another dank Edinburgh evening that they felt refreshed,rejuvenated, minds buzzing with the hypotheses Byron aired and the stories he’d told. Rarely have Iheard the spoken word deliver so much with so little apparent effort”. FringeReview
Under 16 / Full Time Education £6
Family (4 tickets, maximum 2 adults) £30
*(OAP, Disability or Unemployment Benefit)
Mild occasional swearing
Tickets will be available at the following outlets four weeks before the event:
The Hair Shop 01467 642177
Kemnay Library 01467 538947
Kintore Library 01467 532605
Tickets also available on the door but booking advisable.