Civil Insolencies

Peg Powler

Sunday 7th October, 6:30pm - 11:00pm

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From Teesside poet Bob Beagrie comes a poetic journey set to live music and recorded sound effects, inspired by events in the Tees Valley during the British Civil Wars and the bloody Battles of Guisborough and Yarm in 1643.

Civil Insolencies charts the events leading up to the battle, the clash between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers, and the conflict’s horrific aftermath of ‘A World Turn’d Upside Down’ from the perspectives of several historical characters.

An exciting new commission from the creator of Leásungspell.

Join Bob Beagrie as he brings the past to life in vivid detail with words and music, exploring parallels between 17th century attitudes and contemporary issues surrounding free speech, fake news and social division.

Featuring music by S.J. Forth, Peter Lagan, Kev Howard, John Dunleavy, Sara Dennis and Adam Thorne (as broadcast on Radio 3’s Late Junction).

‘Innovative, startling and always entertaining. You never know where Bob will take you but you will sure as hell enjoy the ride!’ – Helen Shay, Society of Authors’ Poetry & Spoken Word Group Committee.

Support set: Peg Powler (Tees folk duo)

£5 adv tickets £7 on the door.

The Waiting Room
9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe,
Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0BU
01642 780465