Events - Festival 2022

Roll Over Atlantic

Wednesday 1 March, 19:30 - 21:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium
This event took place in 2017

The enterprise of Christopher Columbus re-imagined in verse and song

Join poet John Agard on a quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World enterprise of Christopher Columbus. One of Britain's foremost cross-cultural voices and winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, Agard is known for his mischievous satirical wit. Here, he takes on the voices of Columbus, the Atlantic Ocean, a native shaman and the Mighty Mosquito. This uproarious voyage in verse – and song – mixes the subversive tides of cabaret and calypso. Directed by Mark C. Hewitt with music by Thomas Arnold of Stomp's Lost and Found Orchestra, this is a one man show like no other.

Suitable for ages 16+

Roll Over Atlantic is supported by Tilt.

Participants: John Agard
John Agard: François M. Norris

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Auditorium – Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...