I Gaze From My Kitchen Like An Astronaut
Norwich, The Castle Museum, The Curve, The Forum, Millenium Plain, Bethel Street
A poetry show with a theatrical edge- I Gaze From My Window Like An Astronaut explores worlds familiar and strange through poetry and verse.
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From your spaceship, the Earth looks like a marble. It looks like a gobstopper. It could pop like a bubble. Trainee astronauts are screened for poetic souls: those who have them can’t go into space. Too much metaphor on the mind could compromise a mission.
The poets in this show – Karen McCarthy Woolf, John McCullough, Liane Strauss and Tom Warner – have worked with a theatre director and designer to create new worlds of poetic pleasure and provocation. Their poems come with a payload of star-shine and space-dust, and are performed throughout all the charted and uncharted spaces of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and The Forum.
Jaybird produces touring poetry shows which borrow the tricks of the theatrical trade to heighten the performances of talented and inventive poets. Previous shows have included soundscapes and fireworks. I Gaze From My Kitchen Like An Astronaut builds for each poet a setting suggested by the themes of their poems. Words and moods are enhanced with props and subtle choreography: how the poets move, sit and stand on stage helps your eye support what your ear attends.
Poems from the page, launched into orbit. Karen McCarthy Woolf, John McCullough, Liane Strauss and Tom Warner have metaphor on the mind at all times. Their poems will charm and console you, nudge you and urge you. Come and follow their explorations.Date:
Saturday 24th NovemberTime:
11am at the Castle (John & Liane)
2pm at the Forum (Karen & Tom)
Each poet’s performance lasts about 20 minutes
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Hill, NR1 3JU
and The Curve Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, NR2 1TFPrice:
£5 (one ticket for both pairs of readings & free entrance to the Castle)