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Door-to-Door Poetry

  • Wednesday 15th May, 2019 7:45pm to 8:45pm

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  • Wednesday 15th May, 2019 7:45pm to 8:45pm

Tel: 01723370541




Stephen Joseph Theatre
YO11 1JW

The Project

Three years ago, Rowan McCabe became the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet. Knocking on strangers' doors, he asks what is important to them; he then goes away and writes a poem about this, free of charge, before bringing it back and performing it on their doorstep. Through this bold and arguably stupid act, he hopes to prove that anyone in the world can enjoy poetry. The project has been featured in the Guardian, on BBC Breakfast and was named 'Best of Today' on BBC Radio 4.

The Show

Through a funny and thought-provoking mix of spoken word and theatre, Door-to-Door Poetry charts the full story of Rowan's adventures around the North East of England, including his visit to a mosque in Newcastle and his trip to Kingston Road in Stockton, the location for Channel 4’s controversial documentary Benefits Street. Completely out of his comfort zone, Rowan stumbles into a series of unlikely events that question fixed notions about the world we live in. Discussing isolation and prejudice in today's society, this show asks a simple, yet vital question: Can we trust strangers?