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We are all growing older, and most of us don’t like it! But since we can’t do anything to change it, why not laugh? 

Join poet Brenda Read-Brown on a riotous celebration of growing older. In her fantasies she is an imprisoned pensioner who rescues fellow passengers from crashed aeroplanes. In reality she is a bit of a hoarder who likes Greek islands. On the journey you will take in rhubarb, (not) climbing Everest, suitcases, soft-closing kitchen drawers, squirrels, and comic injuries. And you’ll find out why Brenda’s final words will definitely be ‘But I haven’t finished yet!’.

A show to delight and entertain audiences, however advanced in life they may be. 

In 2001, Brenda Read-Brown gave up a secure career as a project manager to be a poet; it seemed a good idea at the time. Since then she’s won many poetry slams, and performed her poetry on Radio 4, and in Texas, Denmark, the House of Lords, lots of festivals, and any number of low dives. She was Gloucestershire Poet Laureate from 2012 – 2019, and has published two collections of her poems: Arbitrary edges (2013), and Like love (2018). She’s also a prizewinning playwright, but she says she gets her greatest rewards by helping other people find their words. 

“These poems remind me of the tingles. I’m so happy to feel them; they make me want to run outside, kiss, fall in leaves and then write.”

Hollie McNish

“A seasoned and generous poet.” 

Chloe Garner, Artistic Director, Ledbury Poetry Festival

“The most prolific slam winner the UK has ever had; a joy of a performer with a huge range of material that varies in style and content.”

Steve Larkin, President, Hammer & Tongue

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