The Word Theatre
Maria Ferguson is a spoken word artist who blends theatre, storytelling, and dance in her latest show ‘Fat Girls Don’t Dance’. This award winning show explores food, body image, and performance.
Hailing from Essex, Maria has performed at spoken word nights across the UK, as well as Bestival, Latitude and Secret Garden Party. She was commissioned by The Roundhouse, BBC Radio 1 and The Royal Academy of Art. This year, Maria won the Saboteur award for ‘Best Spoken Word show’.
★★★★★ ‘Stunning debut’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ ‘A feast of honesty, humour and emotion’ Reviews Hub
‘Candid and disarming…this conversation is an important one’ The Stage
‘Extremely thoughtful, yet deeply witty’ The Independent
Charley Genever is the Poet Laureate for Peterborough, and the youngest to earn the title. She has worked with and performed for Apples and Snakes, the Poetry Society and the South Bank Centre (where she programmed National Poetry Day Live). She hosts the ‘Pint of Poetry’ Open Mic and produces the quarterly night, ‘Freak Speak’.
She has also been published in multiple anthologies including ‘The Great British Write Off’ (Bonacia), Poetry Rivals 2015 (Poetry Rivals), ‘Madder Than We Look’ (Write Minds), and her poem ‘Thread in Three Parts’ is due for publication this year in Mud Press’ latest anthology, ‘W O M A N’.
With music from local musician Bethany Durrant
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