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Comedy: The Antipoet

The Antipoet brings a wry blend of anarcho-cynicism and comic observation to Rosehill, delivering hours of fun and weeks of ear worms!

Paul Eccentric and Ian Newman are together arguably the world's finest exponents of beatrantin' rhythm n views! They have tirelessly toured the poetry, comedy and music circuits, and have appeared at countless festivals, including Glastonbury, Edinburgh, Brighton, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Ledbury, Camden, Wenlock, Larmer Tree, Nostock, Blyth Power Ashes and Buxton.

They have also performed at magazine launches, Christmas lights switch-ons, street parties, several libraries and schools, a shop window, the back of a lorry, on various boats, in the minstrels' gallery of Liverpool Town Hall and at Silverstone for the Grand Prix.

Having become enormously successful over the past 10 years, they now run their own nights in both London and the home counties.

This unusual and entertaining event will take place in Messel's Bar as part of the Club Messel series.


My favourite poetry 'band', these two had adults streaming tears in laughter and kids all round me jumping from their seats chanting 'Tights Not Stockings', the last time I saw them at a live gig. My mum fancies them, my nan thinks they're 'a bit too rude', my mates think they're geniuses and I think their song 'Random Words' should be given out as medication to anyone who's gone to too many naff poetry gigs. Serious ideas performed hilariously
Hollie McNish, Glastonbury 2013 official blogger

Part of their charm is the anarchic energy and commitment they bring to every gig. They are endlessly inventive; full of rhythm, joy and wit, delivering good-natured and/or righteous scorn and loads of big fun. In a rational world they'd have their own telly programme
Dave Quaile, Lillabullero

Enigmatic beat poetry. A dazzling display of poetry, comedy and music, sometimes all in the same moment!
Fringe Review

The Antipoet is an act at the forefront of the new movement, with material dripping in parody. They take poetry to a new level, with performances as memorable as they are hilarious
The Stage

Eyeliner, triangle and double bass have never been funnier!
Word of Mouth, Norwich

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 19 October • 8pm
  • Tickets £12

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  • The show is suitable for ages 14+

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