Poems on Gender

Spoken Word (political, new writing)

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A series of poems on sex, gender and revolution by David Lee Morgan, a London, UK and BBC Poetry Slam Champion: 'There are two sexes, male and female. It takes one of each to make a baby. But what this means – what we make of it – has changed more times than we can imagine.' Reviews of David's previous Fringe shows: 'I am awed by Morgan's passion, his humorous yet enraged intellectual appraisal… ' ***** (Time Out). 'One of those rare, passionate performances... bristling with energy and interesting ideas' **** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: The audience enter from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps to enter the building. A temporary ramp is also available. The Snug is located downstairs, via a single width staircase. The audience enter in the side of the auditorium. The front row is all level access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
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Rosemary Loughlin 29 days ago

Loved David's show. I met David at Paradise Green where I was also performing and I was struck by his sense of presence, consideration and warmth. Well his show delivered on those factors too - David brought himself right in the moment, his deep consideration of what are often difficult conversations, along with his humanity. The rules of good acting/performance/art are the rules of good living.
Looking forward to reading David's 'Poems on Gender'.

Florence 29 days ago

I enjoyed this show so much I saw it twice. Powerfully insightful poems performed with grounding integrity. It was such a relief to find someone speaking about the subject if gender in such a thought provoking and sensitive manner.

Evie 29 days ago

Really, really glad I saw this show. Captivating performance, and it really made me think. This is a very hard subject matter to talk about, but the performer did it very respectfully and with beautiful words. Well worth the watch! One of my favourite shows.

Jay 33 days ago

I started following David after seeing his set "Nazis Need Jews" at the 2019 free Fringe.

As a Palestinian, it spoke to some of my deepest feelings on the ongoing situation, and showed me new, sensitive, meaningful ways to feel through my experience.

As a trans person (trans Palestinians exist, make a wish), David's position and his writing, as they have evolved over the last couple of years, take me in a different direction. I do not find myself in direct agreement with him; I do not feel directly validated; I feel challenged, and, sometimes, I feel a spark of rage engaging with these poems.

I want to make it very clear that David is not attacking trans people with these poems. How the poems and how he as an individual interacts and clashes with trans issues is complex, and sometimes upsetting, and I would not encourage *anyone* who feels that being challenged at a visceral level is dangerous or unhealthy for them to see this show.

However - I have not found another member of the crowd that calls themselves 'gender critical' who writes like this; they may be out there, but I have not found them.

All I can say is, if you feel you can: watch this space. The ideas here can be taken in so many constructive, healing directions.

If anyone would like to ask me about my experience a bit more, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

PJ Vickers 43 days ago

Saw this today... an excellent show! Compelling poetry... philosophical, thought provoking, humanitarian. Poems for now and for the ages, beautifully told by a master story-teller. One of the best things I’ve seen so far!

Aleksandra Sobiborowicz 45 days ago

I really enjoyed the show! The poems touched on several socio-economic problems of the modern world such as gender conformity and economic injustice. The author's performance made it very easy to stay engaged. It was a fascinating emotional experience as well as a great opportunity to learn. Definitely would recommend going!

Kayleigh Drake 45 days ago

I loved the journey these poems went on over the performance. Beautifully written and expertly delivered, definitely worth a watch!

Nila 48 days ago

A thought-provoking performance, well written and delivered. A perspective on societal pressures surrounding gender.

Anna Nyaongo 50 days ago

I absolutely loved the show! His performance was really engaging, I literally couldn’t take my eyes of him. Not only were the poems performed beautifully but written just as well. I left with a lot more knowledge than i walked in with and i’m incredibly great full for that! I would recommend going to watch the show to anyone interested in feminism or gender as a social issue.

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