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Roll Over Atlantic: John Agard one-person show, plus Tobago Crusoe and Melanie Abrahams

  • Bloomsbury Theatre Gordon Street London United Kingdom (map)

Tilt & Crosspath Theatre present an evening of Caribbean poetry, calypso and satirical wit. 

Join poet John Agard in a voyage in verse - his new one-person show Roll Over Atlantic - a quirky revisioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus. Performed against an evocative soundscape of Atlantic murmurings, with Agard variously taking on the voices of Columbus, The Atlantic Ocean and a chorus of politically conscious mosquitoes. Directed by Mark C. Hewitt and with musical backing by Thomas Arnold, this is a one-person show that mixes the tides of cabaret and calypso with mischievous satirical wit.

The evening features the one-person show by Agard plus calypso and kaiso by famed Calypsonian Tobago Crusoe (Paddington and Paddington 2) and Melanie Abrahams.

A unique and energetic force in contemporary British poetry, John Agard’s poems combine acute social observation, puckish wit and a riotous imagination to thrilling effect.
— Ben Wilkinson