Can You See Where I'm Coming From?

Spoken Word (poetry, folk)

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  • PBH's Free Fringe @ Bar Bados Complex - Room 3
  • 17:45
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Melanie Branton / PBH's Free Fringe
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Scenes of Sexual Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
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Description

Award-winning spoken word artist Melanie Branton performs poetry and songs about her roots and plays the recorder (the ultimate punk instrument) badly. But is she working class or middle class? Is nationality determined by ancestry, birth or choice? And what does identity mean, anyway? Aren't we all fictional characters in a story we've made up to feel better about ourselves?

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  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Robert Garnham 88 days ago

I absolutely loved this show. Melanie is always good and I've seen her perform loads of times, but this show is the best thing she's done and one of the best things I saw at the fringe. Her poems are tender and beautiful and the show explores issues of class and identity with humour, subtlety and occasional passion.


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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

Being faced with a single audience member (and that person being a reviewer), plus having to battle significant sound bleed from the next room, must be a fairly nightmarish scenario for any solo performer. Despite this, Melanie Barton produced a brave and wholehearted performance. She delivered an interesting meditation on...

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