Look at Him Go Performance

‘Look at Him Go’ is a 40 minute performance about my children leaving the infant years behind. All of a sudden they moved on from splashing in puddles and riding on shoulders to walking to school on their own and getting too tall for soft play. Adolescence looms on the horizon and it’s scary.

 

The performance is for all children and adults but with a special appeal to parents and children aged around 8 to 12 . There are poems about scootering in hospital, bonding over CS Lewis stories and learning about the big wide world through becoming a hill for a day. I perform with lo tech projections, guitar, banjo, and a 1970s Woolworths plastic keyboard.

I perform all seven poems from my little poem collection of the same name, along with original songs such as ‘Whatever The Colour’:

I wrote the  actual song ‘Look At him Go’ watching my eldest son out the window crossing the road, walking to school for the first time on his own:

Here’s one of the longer poems, ‘Scootering in Hospital’:

This is ‘Reading The Dawn Treader’, a poem celebrating reading stories to my son:

It’s a bitter-sweet show with lots of humour, joy, and a touch of sadness.


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