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Love songs of WW3: The Poetry and Songs of Adrian Mitchell, Boulevard Theatre with Live Canon


Sunday Service at the Boulevard Theatre: Poetry

The Poetry and Songs of Adrian Mitchell 

Sun 16 Feb 16:30

From ballads to blank verse and sonnets to slam battles, this event will explore how we take poetry from the page and bring it to life through performance and discussion. Curated by leading poetry society Live Canon, each week offers a platform to guests from different parts of the verse world to come together and share their work in an exciting and enlightening way.

Love songs of WW3: The Poetry and Songs of Adrian Mitchell

Join us for an energetic tour through the miraculous poetry and songs of Adrian Mitchell performed by Pete Moser and Sasha Mitchell.

From Tell Me Lies About Vietnam to his elegiac Victor Jara and the singalong delight of Bad Friday and Marie Lloyd, the show is a collection of just a few of his most popular and loved writings. Both Sasha and Pete toured the UK with Adrian on a number of occasions from 1984 until his death in 2008.

Tickets: £12

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Our prices may increase as the house fills – book early for the best price!

Sasha Mitchell was apprenticed to Welfare State International at the age of 14 and started working professionally at 16 as an actor and singer. Her acting work has taken her from The BBC to Hull Truck Theatre, from London to France and Pittsburgh. She achieved cult status in the last episode of Blake’s Seven as Arlen, and has worked in TV, Radio and Theatre in particular with Wonderful Beast Theatre Co. She is also a Voice and confidence Coach working with Resonance Voice Training across the UK.

Pete Moser is a songwriter, singer and performer and was the Musical Director for Welfare State International for 10 years, making shows across the UK and round the world. He wrote 6 musical theatre shows with Adrian and was the Artistic Director of acclaimed community music charity, More Music for 25 years.

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