Jacob Polley: Lamanby

Durham Town Hall


14th October, 6.30pm–7.30pm


‘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.

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


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