The Place Theatre, Bedford

Bedford Players Trust - Elvis McGonagall and friends
Bedford Players Trust & UK Touring
Elvis McGonagall and friends
World Poetry Slam Champion 2006
UK Slam Champion 2006
UK All-comers Poetry Slam Champion 2004
20th September at 7:30pm

Return to Shopping Basket

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park where he scribbles verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash. Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and a regular guest of BBC Radio 4s Saturday Live. His new R4 series is Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side

Elvis has written and performed for BBC's Saturday Live, The Today Programme, The Culture Show, Arthur Smith's Balham Bash, Zoe Balls Breakfast Show, A Good Read, The World Snooker Championships, BBC Radio Scotland's MacAulay & Co, Random Acts (C4), Cafe Direct and Greenwich Dance Agency.
He was Glastonbury Festival Poet-in-Residence 2007.

"comic poetry with a stand-up charge, coupled with intelligent leaps of the poetic imagination" Shortfuse

"flamboyant, razor-sharp text, intense energy reminds me of Adrian Mitchell, John Cooper Clarke and Linton Kwesi Johnson, all the right people"
Simon Vinkenoog

"the fire is withering, even if it is delivered with a smile and a twinkle"
Greg Freeman, WriteOutLoud

"A poet of panache & zip & steely politic & unadulterated tartan"
UK Touring

His poetry collection Mostly Dreich is published by Nasty Little Press.

Note that this show is not suitable for children under 14.

Tickets for this show are priced at £10.00, with a concession price of £8.50.

Tickets are also available from the Central Box Office in Bedford Tourist Information Centre on St Pauls Square, Telephone 01234-718112.

For further information on Bedford Players Trust, visit the Bedford Players Trust website.