• Bloomsbury Theatre (map)
  • 15 Gordon Street
  • London, England, WC1H 0AH
  • United Kingdom

Join Caribbean-British poet John Agard in a quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus.  This one-person show of theatre, calypso and poetry offers a voyage in verse, presented against an evocative soundscape of Atlantic murmurings, with Agard variously taking on the voices of Columbus, The Atlantic Ocean and a chorus of politically conscious mosquitoes. Directed by Mark C. Hewitt with musical backing by Thomas Arnold, and produced by Crosspath Theatre and Tilt. 

An evening that mixes the tides of cabaret and the Caribbean with mischievous satirical wit.   Plus live calypso and song from kaiso and calypso singer and composer Tobago Crusoe (Paddington and Paddington 2) and Melanie Abrahams.

Tickets £10/£7 concessions

A unique and energetic force in contemporary British poetry, John Agard’s poems combine acute social observation, puckish wit and a riotous imagination to thrilling effect.
— Ben Wilkinson
John Agard, renowned poet and Patron of Tilt, casts a contemporary poetry gaze on a traditional 'british' pastime with his piece 'Put The Kettle On'. Agard demonstrates his love of words and appreciation of Trinidad's 'limin' culture through this piece.

Tobago Crusoe, Alexander D Great, Melanie Abrahams and James Ingham reignite the passion of calypsonian Lord Kitchener's urban love song, "London Is The Place For Me".