Poetry

I’m currently accepting bookings for my hour long show, High On The Storm Torn Coast, as well as poetry gigs, workshops for schools and adults and cabaret hosting. Drop me a line at the bottom of the page if you’d like to talk about hiring me!

High On The Storm Torn Coast

“Can you remember where you were on the 11th of September 2001? How about the day your childhood pet died? Do you talk about the jobs you didn’t get more than the ones you did? And why did everyone like the film Titanic so much?

High On The Storm Torn Coast is an investigation of tragedy through poetry, storytelling and song. Performance poet Lucy Ayrton takes a look at tragedies she’s encountered – big and small, past and present – and tries to make sense of why we are so drawn to stories with an unhappy ending.

“Sometimes [the stories] are little and personal, sometimes they’re big and wide-reaching, but when they happen, they’re real, no matter the scale. But the show is far from depressing; it’s warm and funny, and makes everything feel just a little bit better.” ★★★★☆ Stage Talk Magazine, reviewing the preview of High On The Storm Torn Coast

Bio

I have performed poetry around the country, from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury. My first full length poetry show, Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry, received a PBH Best Newcomer Award, was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award and was adapted into a pamphlet with Stewed Rhubarb Press. The second, The Splitting of the Mermaid, was a winner of the Ideastap Members Presents: Preview Season and showed at a full run in Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“Brilliantly subversive” – The Scotsman

Storytelling how it’s meant to be” – Three Weeks