Poet Matt Abbott brings ‘Two Little Ducks’ to the stage in Cliftonville

Matt Abbott brings his show to Thanet Photo Matthew Thomas

Matt Abbott is bringing ‘poetry for the underdog’ to Cliftonville as part of a UK tour of his show Two Little Ducks.

Before and after the EU referendum vote Matt was volunteering at a Calais Jungle refugee camp. Now the rising star of the spoken word scene is taking his first full-length stage show, inspired by these events, on an extensive British tour.

Two Little Ducks is an exploration of identity, prejudice and socio-political commentary and contemporary kitchen sink realism. As his verse shifts from coal mine to council estate to Calais jungle, Matt explores the divisions and discord of modern Britain.

Matt said: “I want to dismiss the sweeping generalisations of ‘Brexiteers’, whilst exposing the harsh realities of The Jungle that the mainstream media ignored. I feel qualified to comment having seen it first hand.”

Matt’s poetry is distinctly personal, political and passionate. It explores a country and society deep in the throes of Brexit induced chaos and with his warm unaffected delivery has a unique cross-generational appeal.

Two Little Ducks will be on stage at The Tom Thumb Theatre, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, on Friday, October 19 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £10 from www.tomthumbtheatre.co.uk or call 01843 221791.