Down with the Poetry King

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems abound with Poetry King wannabe Mark Grist.

Part of VERSE 2020 - Stamford's 5th festival of poetry and spoken word

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems abound from ‘Viral Sensation’ (The Sun) and & Poetry King wannabe Mark Grist.


Do you have the compassion to help him fulfil his dreams and the writing skills to defeat him when the power finally goes to his head? Featuring odes to stinky pirates, deadly mouthwash and some very silly sheep. You’ll be surprised by what you learn along the way!

The show is jam-packed full of rhymes, games & audience interaction & has a narrative that’s shaped by you as an audience. Will you have what it takes tod efeat your poetry overlord? Can you make poetry fun again?

The English teacher you wish you had‘ (Fest).

Emphatic, playful… Terrific’ (Guardian).

He’s not even a real king!‘ (Sam, aged 9). 

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Plus local support

Tickets £5

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