I am John Clare – A collaboration between Worcestershire LitFest and Evesham Festival of Words!

The Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe team are delighted to have teamed up with Evesham Festival of Words for a collaborative event; a one-night-only performance of the marvellous I am John Clare! To be hosted at the Almonry Museum in Evesham on Thursday, May 3rd, this evening of poetical ‘madness’ promises to be a night to remember!

After years of being addicted to ‘poetical prosing’, John Clare, known as the peasant poet, found himself committed to Northampton General Lunatic Asylum in the closing weeks of 1841. We join him there on the night of 8th March 1860.

Subtitled ‘One night with a poet in a madhouse’, the Almonry provides the perfect setting for this one-man play, written by award-winning writer, Stephen Loveless, and performed by actor, fiddle-player and singer, Robin Hillman. The play will be followed by a Q&A session.

Tickets are £6 and this grants you entry to the event plus a glass of wine, and you can buy them online now just by clicking here (although tickets will also be available on the door on the night of the performance itself).

We’re tremendously excited for this event and we’d love it our friends and patrons could come along in support of the evening as well. See you there!

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