For one night only at the Tea House Theatre, Alain English (resident poet and host of Paper Tiger Poetry) will perform a selection of poems from the great Scottish Canadian rhymester Robert Service.
The Poems and Stories of Robert Service
Performed by Alain English:
My Future, Laughter, Laziness, Inspiration, Your Poem, Maternity, I Believe, Battle of the Bulge, The Reckoning, Bohemian, Hobo, Making Good, Nature Man, Dirt, Dauntless Quest, Land of Beyond, The Quitter, Spell of the Yukon, The Harpy, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, The Men Who Won't Fit In, My Friends,The Cremation of Sam McGee and Wanderlust.
Robert Service was known as the Bard of the Yukon and was born in England in 1874., but actually raised in Scotland. He later moved to Canada, where he worked as a bank clerk and gained fame from his published verses which include such well-renowned pieces as "The Shooting of Dan McGrew", "The Spell of the Yukon" and "The Cremation of Sam McGhee".
He continued to write and publish verse and prose even after he left Canada, and he later lived in Paris and then California. During a stay in Hollywood He spent his final years in Monaco and passed away in 1958.
Alain English is poet-in-residence at the Tea House Theatre, where he has been hosting the open-mic night Paper Tiger Poetry for the past four years. He is also a published poet with South London Poetry books - "Outside-In" was released last year and "English is a Foreign Language" will be officially launched later this month. For more information, see here - http://www.southlondonbooks.com/product/outside-in-by-alain-english/
Alain is also an actor, and has appeared in many shows around London most recently "The Game of Love and Chance" at the Baron's Court Theatre. For more information on Alain and his work have a look at his website - http://www.alainenglish.co.uk/