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  • Start: Friday 13 October - 19:30
  • Estimated End: Friday 13 October - 21:40
  • Rating: 14+
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

£20 (senior citizens and under 21s £16)

Pre-show dining + ticket £28.50 (£24.50)

Roger McGough’s new show with Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music. It’s a gala gig that’s making waves! New album The Likes of Us.

2017 has more McGough milestones than the average year. There’s the 50th anniversary of the iconic & top-selling Penguin Modern Poets no.10  –  The Mersey Sound by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough & Brian Patten. Then the summer of ’67 epic poem of love & lust, broken promises and unfettered dreams, Summer With Monika, being republished later in the year. Roger also has a significant birthday in November when his New and Selected Poems is published by Penguin. @McgoughRoger

“The patron saint of poetry”

Carol Ann Duffy

“rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits”

The Independent

“a poemy torch in dark corners”

Ian McMillan Poetry Review

“He is a true original and more than one generation would be much the poorer without him”

The Times

Hilarious and surreal, McGough is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough’s characteristic wit and wordplay too. His latest book It Never Rains is a collection of new verses with drawings by the author. President of the Poetry Society, he has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool. Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten, he now presents the long-running Poetry Please. His Molière adaptations travel far & wide with English Touring Theatre. The beat goes on. @McgoughRoger



Formed in 2009 LiTTLe MACHiNe are the ‘must have’ act at Literary Festivals from York to Dubai. Drawing on three thousand years of poetry  –  Sappho, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Blake, Byron, Eliot, Larkin and many more  –  they set classic poems to music and perform them with energy, passion and humour. Music that moves the feet for words that move the soul!

“It’s a long time since I heard something so exciting, a wonderful way of delivering poetry. The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world.”

Carol Ann Duffy