High Drama and Wise Words at this Year’s First Light Festival

From chart-topping wordsmiths to celebrated storytellers, First Light Festival will be bringing the best in spoken word, comedy and theatre to Lowestoft’s South Beach. Curated by award-winning poet Luke Wright, the inaugural First Word programme will take place across the festival weekend which starts at midday on Saturday 18th June and runs non-stop until midday on the 19th June.

The First Word programme includes:

  • Comedian Mark Thomas (Channel 4,BBC Radio 4, National Theatre, Royal Opera House) who will bring his new show to First Light for the headline (ticketed) slot: Something old (me) something new (material) something borrowed (sing songs of old favourites) something blue (rants and gags on Johnson, capitalism and assorted villains from Putin to P&O)
  • Author broadcaster Salena Godden: described by the Irish Times as a writer of “frank and conversational prose.” 
  • Scottish poet and stand-up comedian Elvis McGonagall (BBC Radio 4 and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), notable for his poetry slam performances.
  • Dr Mike Garry, a librarian for 15 years who went on to win live poetry events across the UK and supporting John Cooper Clarke on a recent tour.

First Light Festival is also delighted to be showcasing brand new work for Britain’s premier new writing theatre company High Tide Theatre, a late-night stand-up comedy club featuring Joe Wells and Marcel Lucont, and four story-telling shows from the Inn Crowd, including James McDermott and Suki Silvertongue.

For further details, please see www.firstlightlowestoft.com 

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