The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Square Peg: photo credit Anna Batchelor
"I love reading the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It's a nightmare, a dream, a ghost ship, a riddle, a nautical time machine, a guilt trip, and a thrill!
"I love Rime because of the rhyming, the rocking motion, the momentum of the words. This energy makes it a great poem to turn into circus. The phrases roll off the page, we rhyme and repeat with our bodies, throw out glimpses of inner life, we play with the metaphors, and embrace the fantastical.
"In our show, we are all invited to board the Mariner's ship. We'll share his joy, guilt, thirst, we'll touch death's veil, we'll sail with the spirits, and perhaps, like the bewildered wedding guest in the poem, be left wondering WHY he shot that albatross?"
Come along on Wednesday 5th March at 7.30pm to see his vision brought to the StAnza stage. Ticket are £7.50/5.50 and there's information on the show and on how to book at www.stanzapoetry.org