12 Jun

5pm

POW! Play On Words 5!

An evening of performance poetry

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12 Jun

5pm

POW! Play On Words 5!

An evening of performance poetry

tickets
show info
cast & Artistic team
venue details

The Bridge House Theatre are delighted to announce the return of our evening of performance poetry!
Play On Words 5!

Curated and compered by Lee Campbell, the evening will see performances from established performers, plus open mic slots for anyone to showcase their stuff!

It will be a celebration of the beauty of language and the infinite possibilities that language has to impress, inform, move and entertain.

Dr Lee Campbell is an artist, poet, experimental filmmaker, writer and founder of Homo Humour, the first of its kind project on contemporary queer male film and moving image practices that explore humour and LGBTQ+ storytelling. His experimental performance poetry films have been selected for many international film festivals since 2019 including Queerbee LGBT Film Festival, The Gilbert Baker Film Festival, Kansas 2020 and 2021, HOMOGRAPHY, Brussels and STATES OF DESIRE: Tom of Finland in the Queer Imagination, Casa de Duende, Philadelphia, USA, 2020 WICKED QUEER 2021, Boston, USA, FilmPride - Brighton & Hove Pride's official LGBTQ+ film festival, Brighton, UK, Splice Film Festival 2021, Brooklyn, USA and Darkroom Festival, London.. He has won several awards/nominations for these films including Best Psychedelic Fantasy film winner for 'See Me' (2020), Retro Avant Garde Film Festival NYC 2021, Semi-Finalist at Serbest International Film Festival 2021, Honorable Mention and Semi Finalist winner at Splice Film Festival, New York (2020 and 2021), Nominee for Best Original Concept and Best Atmosphere Independent Horror Movie Awards 2021, Honorable Mention Award, Screener Short Films 2020, Best Kent Film nominee, Margate Bookie Film Festival, 2020 and Special Mention Award, London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival, 2019.

Line up:

Barbara Brownskirt - The Poet Laureate of Penge!

Barbara Brownskirt is the comic character creation of the prize-winning author Karen McLeod. As Poet-in-Residence at the 197 bus stop on Croydon Road, Penge, Barbara is anorak wearing and unlucky-in-love. Barbara is highly prolific and her 25th volume: The Bus Stop Will Not Be Sanitised was recently launched in situ. She regularly performs with Polari LGBTQ+ literary salon and ACE funded national tours. Recently she took over the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with her own curated evening of performance poetry and comedy. She performs at poetry/cabaret nights and tours theatres and festivals around the UK.
The Sunday Times “Rik Mayall meets performance art.”
Carol Ann Duffy "I loved it!"
VICE Magazine "Indefatigable, prolific and utterly unpublishable, Barbara is rubbish, but she doesn't know it."

Schmoo El Poeta
Schmoo (he/him) is a Brighton-based poet, singer & psychobabble practitioner.
He comes alive in gothic and fairy tale worlds. Potent, visceral poems that
cause a stir.
Ben Murphie
Hannah Maria Stanislaus

Lee Campbell

Cast

Lee Campbell

Barbara Brownskirt

Schmoo El Poeta

Artistic Team

Writer

The Performers

Lighting Designer

JLA Productions

Sound  Designer

JLA Productions

The Bridge House Theatre,
 2 High Street
, Penge,
 SE20 8RZ

Less than a minute from Penge West station. Also not far from Penge East and Crystal Palace Stations. The theatre is situated on the first floor of the Bridge House Pub and is currently only accessible by stairs. If you have accessibility issues please email and we will do our best to assist you.
info@thebridgehousetheatre.co.uk
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