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The Life and Soul

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    Wed 1 Nov


    Live Arts Cafe: Digital Media Centre


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6.00pm Matt Abbott

7.30pm The Life and Soul

8.05pm Post Show Chat

The Life and Soul
Meet Jim. He’s always been a bit of a character, just like his Dad, and spends most of his life between the bookies, the pub and the football. He’s always had this lingering feeling though that he doesn’t quite fit into this world, that there’s something different about him, something wrong…

Jim’s never told his story to anyone before, but tonight he’s going to tell it to you.

Written by Chris O’Connor and directed by Rod Dixon, The Life & Soul is funny, grounded, glowing with charm, and very, very real.

Matt Abbott
Fresh from a full run at Edinburgh Fringe, where is show 'Two Little Ducks' attracted 5* from the national press, Wakefield-born poet Matt Abbott is a rising star on the UK's flourishing spoken word scene. With over a decade of experience under his belt, Matt Abbott has toured the UK extensively; from the major festival circuit to sell-out theatre tours and political events.

2016 saw him touring the UK in support of The Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. During this time he shared a stage with names such as Ken Loach, Paul Weller, Sara Pascoe, Sleaford Mods, Mark Steel, Shappi Khorsandi and Corbyn himself. His profile was also boosted when he starred in a national TV ad campaign for Nationwide Building Society.

Matt co-founded A Firm Of Poets in 2013, runs spoken word record label Nymphs & Thugs, and fronted critically acclaimed indie band Skint & Demoralised from 2007-2013.

Recommended for ages 14+

Tickets £5 | £3 conc 

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