Aisle 16: Poetry Boyband (Remastered) Bath Literary Festival Event – The Guildhall - Sunday March 5th8-30pm
Aisle 16 ‘puts poetry where it belongs: on stage in a white suit, with girls snatching at its ankles’. The show is ‘edutainment’ for the ‘true connoisseurs of culture - twelve year old girls’; a series of ‘white-knuckle micro-lectures’, in which you will learn‘everything there is to know, about making and liking poetry’. The lectures cover subjects crucial to aspiring poets, such as: Love, Credibility, Accepting Pretentiousness and How to become a Tortured Soul.
Performance poetry can't quite describe this funny, energetic and fast-paced show. It is the ultimate power point presentation: a glorious hotchpotch of photo slides, animations, and visual puns accompanying poetry - performed fast and faultlessly - in the tradition of dramatic monologue and song lyrics.
Carl Jung vs Sigmund Freud, is a boxing match between the two great psychoanalysts delivered in hip-hop rhyme. This is followed, even more surreally, by a Pythonesque expedition across playwright Henry Miller’s face.
The poets wear white suits (and they now have a fan club in Bath) but its not Westlife as we know it - and there isn’t a twelve year old girl in sight