A new poetry show featuring Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris
When you’re on an adventure, you need a map
Take one last look at your teenage bedroom - its floordrobe and cereal bowls, the photos on the wall – then head out into the world.
What Days We’re Having Now was a live anthology of subtly theatricalised poems. Images scrolled by like an Instagram feed: a flower pressed in a book, a cartoon frog, a stack of nachos cooked by a TV chef.
Through poems touching on identity, uncertainty, the meaning of family and the nature of love, Alex, Ella and Will talked to us. They led us away from home and helped us find our way back. We navigated our lives with their poems.
Working with poets Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris, a pile of their poems and a tangle of stage lights, we made a show looking at what it means to take your first steps into adulthood - with ideas to resonate whether you're taking those steps yourself now, or you're looking back on how far you've come.
We're very grateful for the Arts Council support which underpins our touring work,The title came from a line in Alex' poem 'Gigantic Days' which was included in the show.
Follow our progress on Twitter and Instagram: #whatdays