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 is a live anthology of subtly theatricalised poems. Images scroll 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 talk to us. They lead us away from home and help us find our way back. Navigate your lives with their poems.
We are a-flutter to announce our new touring poetry show: What Days We're Having Now:
Working with poets Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris, a pile of their poems and a tangle of stage lights, we have made a show looking at what it means to take your first steps into adulthood - and its ideas will 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, and are looking forward to getting back on the road in Autumn 2018. The tour will last till Summer 2019. Our title comes from a line in Alex' poem 'Gigantic Days' which is included in the show.
Many of our venues and partners are in place already, but there will be space for a few more bookings. Show specifications and tech specs are available, but if a poetry show for young people (and their parents, teachers and supporters) is a fit for your festival, venue, school or college, do drop us a line.
Follow our progress on Twitter and Instagram: #whatdays
Full details will follow as tour booking rolls out.
Thursday 18 October
Faber Academy, London
Monday 29 October
Monday 28 January 2019
Brunel University, Uxbridge
Monday 4 February 2019
Kings College, London
Thursday 28 February 2019
Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts
Saturday 9 March 2019
StAnza Festival, St Andrews
Monday 25 March
York Literature Festival
Tuesday 26 March
Theatre Deli, Sheffield
Sunday 12 May
Northampton Literature Festival