BEST OF FRINGE
Showcasing the top spoken word talent the festival has to offer – from the laugh-out-loud funny, through the wonderfully surreal, to the thoughtful and emotional – Loud Poets continue to prove that spoken word has something for everyone. Each night features a unique line-up and Loud Poets’ classic fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching style of spoken word! This is poetry for the masses!
“A stripped-back, return to roots production, this year’s Loud Poets focuses simply on what they do exceptionally well: funny, heart-warming and emotional spoken word. Featuring different poets every night (69 poets over the run), this is a show that you could return to time after time and not be bored.”
★★★★★ | EDINBURGH GUIDE
Loud Poets is a poetry collective platforming different, exciting poets every night of their run and, if the other nights are anything like the performance I attended, it’s well worth a visit.
★★★★ | BINGE FRINGE
Loud Poets is a fantastic way to introduce spoken word to a whole new audience. The charm and welcoming nature of the lovely venue along with the standard of the performances is irresistible. It’s also a show that will be different each and every night, meaning a second visit is not out of the question for anyone who finds a new found love for this oft under appreciated artform.
★★★★ | EVERYTHING THEATRE
Loud Poets: Best of the Fringe is tirelessly working to broaden the mindset of poetry to familiar, and unfamiliar audiences. Each night, poets are given a platform to share their work with the crowds.
★★★★ | THE WEE REVIEW
Throughout the month of August, Loud Poets showcase the best spoken word talent from the Edinburgh Festival at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, with each night featuring a different line-up of acts. They continue this week, with the likes of Paula Varjack, Ross MacFarlane, Imogen Stirling (pictured) and Tyrone Lewis all appearing over the next few days.
RECOMMENDED SHOW | THE SKINNY
THE FANTASTICAL GAME SHOW SPECTACULAR
After four years of wowing audiences at festivals across the UK and Europe, the award-winning Loud Poets return for their fifth year at the Edinburgh Fringe and this time they're bringing their Fantastical Game Show Spectacular! With Loud Poets' special blend of fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling poetry and some of the UK's top poets going head to head, this poetic fist fight will make sure the spoken word revolution is filmed in front of a live studio audience. So come on down and let's play Loud Poets: The Fantastical Game Show Spectacular!
WANTS MUTCH MORE
We were very excited to produce our first ever comedy show for the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017 Gareth Mutch returns with a bucket list to help fix his tragic life. What do you do when you wake up aged 24 and realise you have seen, done, experienced, and achieved nothing? Well, comedian Gareth Mutch made a list: a roadmap to sorting out his life and figuring out what it is he actually wants. Join Gareth as he looks to travel, get fit, find love, and rebuild a life hijacked by stand-up comedy. This is Gareth's first full solo run at the Fringe and he'll be performing at the amazing Gilded Balloon.
For 2017 Fringe Loud Poets brought a brand-new show to the Edinburgh Fringe for their fourth consecutive year, and it was a big one. In today's climate of runaway commercialism and a constant barrage of advertising, Loud Poets asked: what's the role of poetry? And what exactly are poets selling you? Drawing on their diverse backgrounds in theatre, dance, music and more, the poets performed a variety of original solo and multi-voice pieces showcasing the best spoken word has to offer. The poets were accompanied by live music from Scottish band Ekobirds, plus short films which were produced in-house.