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Talentless Millennial & The Anti-Romantic Poet
8 July 2023 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Content warning: discussion of mental health and dark humour and swearing, romantic relationships, death, discrimination
Talentless Millennial Poet (To the detriment of the craft)
Anthony Briscoe (BA HONS Contemporary theatre, Lancaster) has spent years honing his craft. One message online from a complete stranger made he realise it’s all been for nothing as a stranger who he has never met and has never seen him perform decided he has no talent.
It hasn’t affected him tough.
Anthony Briscoe A.K.A The Bard Of Blackpool (not a title he gave himself)is a performance poet and Socially engaged artist from Blackpool. His Poetry ranges from Socio-political commentary, advertisements and even clown funerals. Anthony likes to mix the serious and the silly to discuss meaningful issues through an absurdist lens, using his background in theatrics to add an energetic, engaging and entertaining performance to all his material.
Poems for The Romantics from the Anti-Romantic
Poems for The Romantics from the Anti-Romantic is a stand-up comedy/poetry set about the challenges of looking for love when you are visually impaired! A series of original love poems performed by Helena presented as a goth in a wedding veil, to represent that there is someone for everyone! The performance includes audience interaction which involves asking the audience questions about what they think love is? Helena divulges in to her own experience of love as an albino and visually impaired woman to show that in society being different or disabled can make finding love difficult in a social media-led world. Previously commissioned by Lancashire Fringe 2019 and performed at Brewtime 2021.
This is a joint performance with Anthony Briscoe and Helena Ascough.