Jess Green in association with Discerning Nights 

A Self Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn

Monday, 24 June, 2019
The Walker Studio
A Self Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn

 

A hard-hitting, intelligent, performance poetry show about Labour, Tories and the division of the left.

When BBC Slam Champion Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university in 2007, she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the monolith of Ed Miliband.

After a decade of keeping her membership card firmly at the back of her wallet, she’s fallen head over heels in love with Jeremy Corbyn and his raw socialist magnetism. But if only everyone else agreed. How will we ever win another general election when the left is so divided?

Following the success of her first show Burning Books, which received 5 star reviews both at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour in 2015, Jess returns with a rousing, lyrical and humorous look at modern politics; a show which not only received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe but also saw Jess win the BBC Poetry Slam which led her to having a cup of tea with the man himself!

‘It’s written all over her face and in every word of every poem she performs. She really cares – and that’s what makes it impossible to tear your eyes away from her’
Broadway Baby

‘Fantastic’
Jeremy Corbyn

‘Green has struck a chord’
The Guardian

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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.