Sep 5, 2017

Troupers by Keith Hutson | Harrogate Theatre

Award-winning poet and former Coronation Street and comedy writer Keith Hutson presents Troupers, a celebration of the Music Hall artistes, the routines that made a nation love them, and the tough, strange, remarkable lives they led.

Keith pays tribute to not only legendary performers like Vesta Tilly, Marie Lloyd, Dan Leno, Little Titch, but also those now forgotten figures who graced the nation’s. Empires, Grands and Hippodromes.


Through poetry, patter, anecdote and stand-up, Keith will regale you with tales of Rosa Richter, the original human cannonball; JH Walter, the contortionist who couldn’t make ends meet; Joan Rhodes, waif-like strongwoman; Nervo and Knox, slow-motion wrestlers; Giovanni Succi The Fasting Man; Lottie Collins, who danced herself to death, and many many more.

 

Troupers by Keith Hutson is also a Laureate's Choice poetry collection, and will be published by The Poetry Business in 2018. Keith will be reading some poems from his forthcoming collection. 

 

28th September
Studio Theatre
£10 / £8 concs


http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/Troupers 

 

 

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