John Hegley's Biscuit of Destiny

Comedy (poetry)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


John Hegley's Biscuit of Destiny. John Keats met a woman in Ireland, being carried in a kind of mobile kennel. The romantic poet observed that she seemed to be suffering from a scarcity of biscuit. The feats of John Keats are accompanied by Hegley's own home-life, travels and attendance at the fourth-form disco, in the oversized suit borrowed from his brother René Marcel. Some mandolin playing, myths, moths, possibly French baroque dancing (for a few); devised for adults, but not unsuitable for the odd nine-year-old. No biscuits. 'Awesomely mundane' (Independent).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once into the courtyard, get to the front of the Royal Dick Pub, take the alleyway to your left, around the back of the large tent. Through the doors; the venue is then up the stairs.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Richard Hubbard 36 days ago

So glad I went to see John today - last seen live in Mid 80s

More grey hair now, more wisdom, more reflection - some comic timing

a poet for all ages and a gift for the current difficult times

Thank you

Crispian Denby 37 days ago

This man has a seriously engaging wit. Really glad I chose to see him today.

Joe 37 days ago

This years show is excellent. The venue is perfect for John Hegley’s unique style and reminded me of the “Eddie Don’t like Furniture” days. The poems and songs are brilliant and I feel I know more about Guillemots than I ever thought I would. A great show that seemed to pass very quickly!

Chris Gilbert 38 days ago

John Hegley vs John Keats in a deathmatch showdown. Well, sort of. Expect poems, songs, elephants and the occasional biscuit. This is Helgley at his hegliest.

Angela 41 days ago

With a wonderfully crafted show John Hegley welcomes the audience with some beautiful guitar pieces as you walk in - a lovely beginning. From then on in prepare to be challenged, educated and entertained as you enjoy John's poetry, songs, drawings and stories and join in with actions to accompany the songs. Don't miss it.

David Cox 43 days ago

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Lawrence 48 days ago

Superb. As a Dad and 13 year old daughter we agreed that this show worked equally well for adults and kids. John Hegley held us in rapt attention from the second we walked into the room with a wonderfully funny show full of poetry, music, witty asides and occasional surreality. We loved it.

Joanna Awcock 49 days ago

Completely brilliant in every way. This show will stay with me for a long time to come, forever in fact. Please, please see and hear John Hegley.

Ken Miller 50 days ago

If, like me, you warm to shows where it’s not clear just what you will receive, this will fit your wish list. It’s great poetry and music and it will make you laugh, think, possibly cry but almost certainly touch you in some way. We loved it.

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