Sunday 03 July - 7.30pm

Frome Festival presents


Supported by Frome poet Liv Torc

Staycations, adultery in lockdown, ghosts and gamblers, as well as playful advice to up and coming poets. (Don’t do it!)

With the gift of many tongues, playful, surreal and tender, McGough, ‘a trickster you can trust’ reveals the telling moments of our lives.

President of the Poetry Society, he has been honoured with a CBE for services to literature and the Freedom of the City of Liverpool.

After Lily The Pink, the Aintree Iron, Scaffold, GRIMMS, The Mersey Sound with Adrian Henri & Brian Patten and his Molière adaptations with English Touring Theatre, Roger presents the long-running Poetry Please.

The beat goes on.

‘The godfather of modern British poetry’

‘Brilliantly entertaining, a legend’
Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music Presenter

‘a voice of calm in a world of madness’
Nick Dalton, Record Collector

‘The patron saint of poetry’
Carol Ann Duffy

’Liverpool’s own Poet Laureate’
Daily Post

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All tickets: £17.50
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions. See our guidelines

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins including interval
Recommended: tba

Masks are no longer mandatory but if you wish to continue wearing one, please do so.


About Liv Torc

A Radio 4 Slam winner, a former Bard of Exeter, host of The Rainbow Fish Speakeasy and The Hip Yak Poetry Shack. Liv is a highly accomplished poet, performer and producer who runs the poetry stage at WOMAD, the climate science project Hot Poets and the lockdown haiku and photography project Haiflu – as featured on the Today Programme.

She has recently appeared on Roger’s Radio 4 show ‘Poetry Please’, and performed at TEDxLondonWomen and for the United Nations at COP26.

Her books include Show Me Life (2015), Banana Poems (2021) and The Human Emergency (2021)