Rowan McCabe knocks on strangers’ doors and writes poems for them. A funny and thought-provoking show about his journey around England.

DATE: Saturday 27th May 2023

TIME: 7.30pm

PRICE: £15/13*

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Rowan McCabe is the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet. Knocking on strangers’ doors, he writes poems for them, for free, on any subject of their choosing. It’s a bit like the Avon lady, except with rhymes. 

 

In March 2019, Rowan set out to visit 12 locations across England, one every month. Through this bold and arguably stupid act, he was trying to find out what matters to people, what is the state of our nation and if strangers are really as scary as they’re made out to be. But as March 2020 approached, world events pushed the project in a very different direction… 

 

A show about trust, class and community, this funny and thought-provoking mix of theatre and spoken word tells the story of what happened to Rowan on his trip around the country. 

 

EVENT INFO

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14+

Before placing a booking, carefully review your event and ticket selection. Once purchased tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the event is cancelled or moved to another date. For more information see our conditions of sales.

Please note that latecomers may be refused entry and readmittance may not be possible.
In the event of a show having an interval The Edge may not allow access to latecomers until the second half of the performance, this is due to the seating area being accessed across the performance area.

*CONCESSIONS
*Concessions by Conscience: you pay what you can afford depending on your circumstances. We don’t ask for any proof, we just leave it to your discretion. Please remember we are a charity and rely on ticket income and other limited funding.

Before placing a booking, carefully review your event and ticket selection. Once purchased tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the event is cancelled or moved to another date. For more information see our conditions of sales.

PRESS & REVIEWS

‘Ingenious’- BBC Radio Scotland

 

‘Highly recommended show’- FringeReview

 

https://fringereview.co.uk/review/edinburgh-fringe/2022/door-to-door-poetry-nationwide/ 

 

‘Absolutely riveting’- Attila the Stockbroker

 

“The perfect mix of comedic stories, poetic monologues, and a discussion of more serious and pertinent topics such as class, mental health and Covid-19 […] His confident and funny tone allowed for these important themes to intertwine effortlessly and comedically with elegant verse”- The Crack https://www.thecrackmagazine.com/view-editorial/7864 

 

“McCabe’s poetry is an interesting blend of glass-half-full optimism aligned with deep cultural insights and perceptions about changing times”- NARC. Magazine

 

https://narcmagazine.com/stage-review-rowan-mccabe-door-to-door-poet-live-theatre-newcastle-02-02-22/ 

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