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Roger McGough, 'a trickster you can trust', has done more than most to breathe life into poetry. part of the top-selling Mersey Sound with Brian Patten and Adrian Henri, he also had hits with The Scaffold and club dates with Grimms, which led to more broadcasts, books and gigs than Chaucer. Roger McGough website.

Performers Roger McGough.

Archive listings for Roger McGough

Work type: Poetry. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see Roger McGough

Safety in Numbers - T01716107062

An intimate reading of poems, as yet unheard and unseen, from McGough's new collection to be published by Penguin in November 2021.
6 Feb 21OSO Arts Centre (formerly the Old Sorting Office), Outer London :: V0964976130
listing details L01246180723

Nottingham Poetry Festival and Lakeside Arts - T01130041346

14 Apr 21Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
listing details L0784096495

+ LiTTLe MACHiNe - T1154926517

Roger McGough's new show with Walter, Steve and Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music. It's a gala gig that's making waves!
7 Feb 20Minerva Theatre, Chichester :: V1310317653
listing details L1886479466
13 May 18Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L01682779062
12 May 18Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance :: V1747286290
listing details L210534165
24 Mar 18West End Centre, Aldershot :: V762
listing details L02037194924
29 Oct 17New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L01060677613
19 Feb 17Broadway Theatre, Letchworth :: V01514782357
listing details L2016058404
23 Oct 16Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
listing details L0834172446
15 Oct 16The Atkinson, Southport :: V0485350863
listing details L0772379992
11 Oct 16Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L678710020
24 Sep 16Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
listing details L0996009804

joinedupwriting - T0434717292

Roger McGough is the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children. Exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough's signature wit, irreverence and vivacity. This is the nation's favourite poet at his finest.
7 Nov 19Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
listing details L0840283457

As Far As I Know - T01328894406

14 Oct 18Orange Tree Theatre, Outer London :: V321
listing details L01975379011
21 Sep 18Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
listing details L2011005707

Roger McGough and Ian McMillan Live in York - T0788546238

Performer Ian McMillan.
25 Nov 15Grand Opera House, York :: V957
listing details L1822331877

As Far As I Know - T02021523802

In Aid of Action in Africa. A new book of poems by Roger McGough is always an event and this is truly a cause for celebration. Hilarious and surreal, he is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough's characteristic wit and wordplay too. Newly elected President of the Poetry Society, Roger has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool for good behaviour. McGough is also the presenter of the long-running Poetry Please. Come and see the man who brought you Lily the Pink with Scaffold, the Aintree Iron, GRIMMS and The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri and Brian Patter. The beat goes on.
25 Apr 13The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
listing details L1549610424
1 Feb 13Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L0880372782
19 Oct 12The Theatre, Leatherhead :: V704
listing details L01970897575

That Awkward Age - T0649939863

The miracle birth of a new collection and an evening of poems to amaze and delight! McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette, perspires in the Foreign Legion, snaps Henri Cartier Bresson in Liverpool and jives in Macca’s trousers. He shares the pain of Lord Godiva and Mr Nightingale, considers his Final Poem and shakes a fist at Alzheimer’s. Addresses, elegies, prayers and ever perceptive playfulness in the face of awfulness make this a must-go.
20 Oct 11Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L1635184920
19 Feb 11New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth :: V769
listing details L735447128
9 Nov 10Minerva Theatre, Chichester :: V1310317653
listing details L01729582740
5 Nov 10Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L01564029191
21 Oct 10Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
listing details L01099976404
17 Sep 10Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore :: V1731036448
listing details L36467774
20 Nov 09Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L1965645131
12 Nov 09The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
listing details L01410961656

& Special Guests - T521890690

10 Jun 11Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L1737106213

Slapstick - T276979977

Here be gorillas and fruitbats, talking seals & jazz-loving jellyfish, Lily the Pink back from weightlifting, grandads and uncaring cats, texting and riddling, tiny poems for toddling tiddlers, the mysterious death of a lighthouse keeper and an impossible Whale in the Thames. Following his highly-acclaimed adaptation of Tartuffe at the Playhouse, Roger McGough returns with new collection of slapstick verses for 10-plus year olds and their elders and betters.
22 Nov 08Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L28594728

Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals with Roger McGough - T1774719801

Roger McGough narrates his own poems to accompany the music of Saint Saens’s Carnival of the Animals - performed live by the London Mozart Players. Come to the Carnival and meet Lions, Hens, Asses, Tortoises, Elephants, Kangaroos, Birds and Swans! A rip-roaring live performance by a full orchestra, with popular Liverpudlian poet Roger McGough reading his own poetry about the animals. A classic treat for all the family! The London Mozart Players will also play Haydn and Mozart.
6 Jul 08De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea :: V651
listing details L707975960

Said and Done - T1547845800

8 Jun 08Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L0799032669

Said and Done - T0997265211

Storytelling and comedy.Performer Andy Roberts (guitar).
18 Mar 08Strode Theatre, Street :: V917
listing details L0870398925
12 Feb 07Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L746095273
17 Nov 06Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L1229941193
10 Nov 06The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L01412279253
6 Nov 06Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
listing details L1179472468
3 Nov 06Bloomsbury Theatre, Inner London :: V170
listing details L0819308095

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3 Jun 06Arts Depot, Outer London :: V320
listing details L1468603485

Everyday Eclipses - T1237393666

14 Mar 04Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L1433509541
14 Mar 04Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L01163569199

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13 Jun 03King's Lynn Arts Centre, Kings Lynn :: V67
listing details L382870921
29 Mar 03The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L0754667351

Everyday Eclipses - T1078139656

Everyday Eclipses shamelessly proffers advice to Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix and a nation of rock 'n' rollers.
9 Apr 03Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
listing details L01416652086
15 Nov 02Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L1361772844
3 Nov 02Home Theatre, Manchester :: V1858052535
listing details L0250457437
21 Sep 02Borough Theatre, Abergavenny :: V839
listing details L01371670615
13 Sep 02Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
listing details L0914381379
25 May 02Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
listing details L01767038542
17 Apr 02Phoenix Arts, Leicester :: V432
listing details L0333981053

T1299620071

Contemporary writers read from and discuss their work.
23 May 02Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L01298552258

Everyday Eclipses - T01331437617

[Roger McGough]'s Everyday Eclipses shamelessly proffers advice to [Bob Dylan], [Paul McCartney], [Jimi Hendrix] and a nation of rock 'n' rollers.
5 May 02New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L981787948
28 Apr 02Swan Theatre, Worcester :: V107
listing details L1403001613
25 Apr 02Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L802453218
28 Mar 02South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L2010242502
16 Mar 02Arts Depot, Outer London :: V320
listing details L340442915

The Way Things Are - T01587304572

An extraordinary evening of words from Britain's best-known poet. Suitable for adults and young people of 15 plus.
31 Oct 01Forum Studio Theatre (formerly the Chester Gateway), Chester :: V468
listing details L0356474672
7 Oct 01The Maddermarket, Norwich :: V71
listing details L0672038289
5 Oct 01Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
listing details L1072162889
2 Oct 01Strode Theatre, Street :: V917
listing details L1081619479

Bad Bad Cats - T0353882261

For 7-11 year olds only.
8 Oct 01The Maddermarket, Norwich :: V71
listing details L0263296686
2 Oct 01 to 3 Oct 01Strode Theatre, Street :: V917
listing details L0209790463

T273714912

The Way Things Are - Roger McGough's spin on innocence, truth and the oddball gives pleasure in spadefuls, like a well dug bean row. Optimist, eco boxer, party-thrower and poet, McGough was awarded an OBE in 1997 and The Cholmondeley Award for Poetry in 1998. Find out why.
4 Apr 00Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
listing details L1314495675

T1201172369

The Way Things Are - Roger McGough's spin on innocence, truth and the oddball gives pleasure in spadefuls, like a well dug bean row. Optimist, eco boxer, party-thrower and poet, McGough was awarded an OBE in 1997 and The Cholmondeley Award for Poetry in 1998. Find out why.
17 Feb 00Corn Exchange, Newbury :: V732
listing details L037351014
27 Oct 99Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
listing details L2133897067
23 Oct 99The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere :: V191
listing details L1400495446
13 Oct 99The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L480270227
12 Oct 99Guildhall Theatre, Derby :: V994
listing details L0180245526
2 Oct 99Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L044573798

Other listings

13 Jun 20The cornerHOUSE, Surbiton :: V01138924872
listing details L29103020
24 Feb 08Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L01117643478
13 Feb 06Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L0337380292

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