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Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks @ Seven Arts, Leeds

Writer: Matt Abbott Reviewer: Rich Jevons Matt Abbott visited the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais in 2016, and subsequently campaigned for several issues including homelessness, anti-racism and the refugee crisis. He then did a full Edinburgh Fringe with his debut one-man show Two Little Ducks. The show features three key strands: the reasons behind the working-class Leave vote; his experiences ...

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The Life and Soul – Live Arts Cafe, Barnsley

Writer: Chris O’Connor Director: Rod Dixon Poet: Matt Abbott Reviewer: Ron Simpson The evening’s programme at the Live Arts Cafe in Barnsley was an excellent example of a range of performance and social initiatives coming together to reach out into the community. The Live Arts Cafe itself is an informal monthly meeting at the Digital Media Centre organised by Creative ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Matt Abbott

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Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s it’s the turn of Matt Abbott In one sentence tell us about your show. It challenges two negative preconceptions; firstly, about the traditionally working-class communities which voted Brexit, and secondly about conditions in the Calais Jungle. What made you decide to bring a show this year? The show ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Matt Abbott

In one sentence tell us about your show. Accessible, contemporary and down to earth spoken word that blends humour, kitchen sink realism and a sociopolitical snarl. What made you decide to bring a show this year? I’ve been performing spoken word for nearly 10 years but for most of my career I focused on being lyricist and frontman in the ...

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