How to Succeed in Love

Music (poetry, solo show)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months

This show has performances in multiple locations

Description

Kenneth Wilson performs a solo show of dramatic poetry from his 2019 collection, The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs, abetted and illustrated with solo airs, ballads and Bach beautifully performed on the cello. He tells a moving tale of love, hope, despair, adultery, and general all-round hopelessness. 'This venture, brave or foolish, faced as bonded lovers, softly forms us, molten, into birds that fly through water, fish that skim the sky'. 'An amazing performance. Great poetry. Powerful stuff' (Richard Farncombe, Music in the Wood).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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Harriet 89 days ago

Great storytelling and well worth the early start.

Original poetry combined unaccompanied cello, following a narrative of a love story. Kenneth is a great storyteller and reads his poems with an effortless performance, that is engaging for all.

The cello pieces are a mix of classical and traditional Irish numbers and are paired with each poem. The show concluded following some audience participation, as such I am curious to know whether it will be different tomorrow. I shall have to go to find out!

G D Gordon-Napier 89 days ago

Different, thought provoking and musical.

A blend of poetry by the poet and music read andd played by the poet on unaccompanied cello. By time content, more music than poem.

The focus is love both developing, waning and falling apart.
The associated music is a combination of Irish folk and JS Bach... often melding into each other.
Kenneth Wilson introduces each coupling of verse and music in an entertaining and informative way, with the final denouement supported by an interesting use of kitchen props.
This show was not on our planned agenda, but I am really glad that we went.

Fi 89 days ago

The poetical cellist is a great storyteller through his poetry and music, taking the audience on a journey through the trials and tribulations of falling in love. Original and imaginative poetry and fabulous music - not one to be missed!

Nina 92 days ago

In this show Kenneth Wilson intersperses his own poetry with competent cello playing. The poetry follows a love affair from the beginning through the hesitant first steps to marriage, affairs and death with a light handed, amusing approach. Music consists of Bach and Irish airs which compliment the poetry. A good way to start the day


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