Big Imaginations Festival 2017

With just 3 days to go, we caught up with Fairytales Gone Bad’s Poetry Joe…

 

3 days… #BIGIMAGINATIONSFEST

With 3 days to go! It’s Fairytales Gone Bad, the fantastic Poetry Joe, who is bringing not one, but TWO shows to the festival, tells us about the first poem he every wrote, what he does before every show, and what inspired him to create the dark, twisted Fairytales Gone Bad shows!

When did you write your first poem?

The first poem I remember writing was one for a school competition when I was 12. I can’t remember the poem, only that it was about a badly treated bear and that the title was “unbearable” I did not win the competition but I had so much fun writing the poem that I decided to keep writing.

 

What inspired you to create the Fairytales Gone Bad shows?

I’ve always loved fairytales and the original tales can be quite dark and eerie. I wanted to rewrite some of the tales with a nod to the original spookiness and a large injection of fun.

 

Do you ever get nervous before the start of a performance? Is there anything you do before the start of every show?

I tend not to get too nervous now, I have been performing since I was eleven years old so am quite use to it now. I like to warm my voice to prepare for a show, I do this by running my lines both out loud.

 

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to start writing poetry?

It’s vital to keep a notebook, having a notebook enables you to write down ideas for poems as they come to you.

 

If you could be any Fairytale character, which one would it be and why?

I think I would be little Red Riding Hood, I love how gutsy and brave she is, and kind to boot.

Poetry Joe is bringing Grannylocks & The Monstrous Duckling for ages 3+ and Zombie-rella & Blood-Red Hood for ages 6+ to Big Imaginations Festival! Click the links below to book tickets at your local venue…

 

Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks/The Monstrous Duckling

Ages 3+ 

25th Oct 2017 SKELMERSDALE LIBRARY BOOK NOW >

26th Oct 2017 THE TURNPIKE, WIGANBOOK NOW >

27th Oct 2017 THE ATKINSON, SOUTHPORTBOOK NOW >

28th Oct 2017 Z-ARTS, MANCHESTERBOOK NOW >

29th Oct 2017 THE CITADEL, ST HELENS BOOK NOW >

31st Oct 2017 ELLESMERE PORT LIBRARY BOOK NOW >

1st Nov 2017 THE LION SALT WORKS, NORTHWICH BOOK NOW >

 

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella/Blood Red Hood

Ages 6+

26th Oct 2017 THE TURNPIKE, WIGAN BOOK NOW >

27th Oct 2017 THE ATKINSON, SOUTHPORT BOOK NOW >

28th Oct 2017 Z-ARTS, MANCHESTER BOOK NOW >

29th Oct 2017 THE CITADEL, ST HELENS BOOK NOW >

31st Oct 2017 ELLESMERE PORT LIBRARYBOOK NOW >

http://www.bigimaginations.co.uk/festival/fairytales-gone-bad-grannylocks-the-monstrous-duckling/

http://www.bigimaginations.co.uk/festival/fairytales-gone-bad-zombie-rellablood-red-hood/

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October 16th, 2017

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