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Events: StAnza 2009

Performances/Plays

Performances/PlaysStAnza is dedicated to drawing people in to poetry. One of the many ways we do this is through performances presenting poetry in different guises: combined with or set to music, in combination with other art forms, as contemporary song, as epic storytelling, while our Poetry Cabaret events present poets whose work takes in the ever-popular performance poetry form. With so many laugh-out-loud poets around, how could we resist this series of events? In 2009 for the first time, and as part of our theme of Poetry Centre Stage, we also included three plays in the programme whose subjects ranged from Burns's relationship with Clarinda to the life of W S Graham.

Wed 18 March | Poetry Theatre
Ruth Frame & David Campbell
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Foyers

Wed 18 March | Sex & the Poet
In the Footsteps of Clarinda with Gill Bowman followed by Bawdy Burns: songs & poems from The Merry Muses of Caledonia with Sheena Wellington, Rod Paterson, Gill Bowman, Nigel Leask & Pauline Gray.
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Thu 19 March | Poetry Cabaret
A pie & a pint with Jim C Wilson
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Fri 20 March | Poetry Cabaret
A pie & a pint with Kevin Cadwallender
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Fri 20 March | Trio Pas Lundi
Sound Poetry from Switzerland: Heike Fiedler, Alexa Montani & Marina Salzmann
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sat 21 March | Poetry Theatre
The Mermaids
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Bar & Bistro
(Sat & Sun, 12 noon & 6.00pm)

Sat 21 March | Poetry Cabaret
A pie & a pint with Roddy Lumsden
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sat 21 March | Not Another Word
Specially commissioned drama: Crispin Bonham Carter, Cralan Kelder & Clark Morgan
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sun 22 March | Poetry Cabaret
A pie & a pint with Elvis McGonagall
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sun 22 March | Out of his Head
Kenneth Price: One-man play on the life of poet W S Graham
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sun 22 March | A Bracingly Lovely Evening
Poems, tunes, gags & yarns with Martin Newell
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

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