Platform8 present three local Peterborough-based poets to flex their performance muscles and try out pieces of new material in front of a live audience.
Apples and Snakes present a scratch performance of Helen Highwater, the new solo show from Helen Seymour.
Helen Seymour is struggling to keep her head above water. She has weak muscles, screws in her spine and can’t stop thinking about creative ways to commit murder. Her therapist has put her on the Potentially Dangerous Persons list, her tarot reader thinks she needs an exorcism, and the boys she’s dating wonder why she keeps getting distracted. She’s not sure she can be trusted; she needs you to watch her.
Directed by Hannah Silva, this funny and very dark second solo show tackles dating, violent intrusive thoughts and what happens when the only representation of your body you can find…is in horror movies.
‘Helen is a mad genius and her words are like a warm bath’ – Caroline Bird
Short, Scouse, and loud, Amber-Page Marilyn the 2018 Cambridge Hammer and Tongue Champion. Amber will be pulling together poems on her struggle with and recovery from anorexia.
Pete Cardinal Cox lies in wait for words, they sometimes get hurt in the capture so they might not do what you expect. Victorian dreams of honour and chivalry betrayed by human nature.
Sandy Wardrop is a writer and stand-up poet from Peterborough, whose experimental poem ‘It’s Safe Here’ went viral in March 2019. In this experiment, through stand-up, stories and poems, Sandy explores things we’d rather not say aloud – without saying a word himself.