‘Lamanby’ is based on Jacob Polley’s award-winning book of poems, Jackself. The story of an extraordinary house and a troubled friendship, as well as a dream-vision of boyhood, ‘Lamanby’ is charged with drama, strangeness and poetry. Through an intricate sound-world of voice, birdsong and live music, ‘Lamanby’ movingly explores how we might hold on to what matters.

Directed by Tess Denman-Cleaver, ‘Lamanby’ is a live literature performance by poet Jacob Polley with music and sound by John Alder and film by Ian Fenton.

JACOB POLLEY is regarded as one of the leading talents of the new generation of British poets. His fourth book of poems, Jackself, won the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry. His first novel, Talk of the Town, won the 2010 Somerset Maugham Award.

JOHN ALDER played guitar and was co-songwriter with British rock band, ‘The Jags’. An award-winning composer on BBC nature documentaries, John has also been a composer and sound designer for theatre productions with Northern Stage, Quarantine, The National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre.

2018 TOUR

Wednesday 3rd October at 7.30pm
Borderlines Book Festival at
the Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle
Booking: borderlinescarlisle.co.uk

Saturday 6th October at 7.30pm
Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven
Booking: rosehilltheatre.co.uk
01946 692422

Sunday 14th October at 6.30pm
Durham Book Festival at the Town Hall
Booking: durhambookfestival.com
03000 266 600

Thursday 1st November at 7.15pm
Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts at Culture Lab
Booking: ncl.ac.uk/ncla

Saturday 10th November at 6pm
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, Norwich
Booking: nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk
01603 877177

Produced by New Writing North for Durham Book Festival and supported by Arts Council England.