Matt Abbott was volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp when his native Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Why did so many working-class communities like his support Brexit so strongly? How can the UK ignore a humanitarian crisis just 22 miles from Dover? And does anything ever actually change for people like Maria?
Matt’s one man poetry show, Two Little Ducks, is a powerful, personal and political spoken word show from one of UK poetry’s rising stars. He channels the human side of politics to look at national identity, preconceptions, class and anti-establishment anger. Poetic flair and storytelling, with a unique insight into the summer that changed everything.
Matt has appeared and workshopped twice so far at Verve Festival with his Nymphs And Thugs label-mates. And in 2018, he published the poems from his incredible show along with other selected works with Verve Poetry Press. It’s wonderful being associated with such a top bloke!
Date: 4th October 201
Extent: 108 pp