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Home What's On Theatre Lamanby with Jacob Polley

Theatre: Lamanby with Jacob Polley

Lamanby is a live literature performance by award-winning poet Jacob Polley, with music by John Alder and film by Ian Fenton.

Inspired by Polley's acclaimed collection Jackself, it takes the audience on a multi-media journey through an imagined childhood house that is the site of an alternative personal history and a reflection and 'dream vision' of childhood.

The performance resonates with voices, film, monsters and music, telling a story charged with strangeness and poetry.

Directed by Tess Denman Cleaver, produced by Durham Book Festival and supported by Arts Council England, Lamanby movingly explores how we might hold on to what matters.

Cumbria-born Jacob Polley is regarded as one of the leading talents of the new generation of British poets. Jackself, his fourth book of poems, won the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry, the judges describing it as "a firework of a book; inventive, exciting and outstanding in its imaginative range and depth of feeling".

His three previous collections are The Brink, Little Gods and The Havocs (Picador). Both The Brink and The Havocs were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and The Havocs won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. His first novel, Talk of the Town, won the 2010 Somerset Maugham Award.


Performance times and tickets

  • Saturday 6 October • 7.30pm
  • Tickets £12 • £6 U26

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