A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn

A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn

Fri 24 - Sat 25 May 2019

Summer 2019 | Theatre
Discerning Nights presents
'A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn'
By Jess Green


A hard hitting, intelligent, Performance Poetry show about Labour, Tories and the division of the left.

When BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university in 2007 she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philarmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the monolith of Ed Miliband. And now after a decade of keeping her membership card firmly at the back of her wallet she’s fallen head over heels in love with Jeremy Corbyn and his raw socialist magnetism but if only everyone else agreed.

How will we ever win another general election when the left is so divided?

Following the success of her first show, Burning Books which received 5 (★) star reviews both at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour in 2015, Jess returns with a rousing, lyrical and humorous look at modern politics; a show which not only received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe but also saw Jess win the BBC Poetry Slam led her to having a cup of tea with the man himself!

“It’s written all over her face and in every word of every poem she performs. She really cares – and that’s what makes it impossible to tear your eyes away from her.” - Broadway Baby

“Fantastic” – Jeremy Corbyn

“Green has struck a chord” – The Guardian

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JESS GREEN | WRITER & PERFORMER
BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green is performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe.

Her first collection, Burning Books, published by Burning Eye Books was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award 2015.

The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award 2016 and performed to sell-out audiences at Curve Theatre in Leicester. Burning Books is currently touring nationally.

Her second poetry show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn went to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and received critical acclaim as well as receiving an endorsement from Corbyn himself who described it as ‘fantastic’.

Jess also runs Leicester poetry night, Find The Right Words which was shortlisted for Best Regular UK Poetry Event in the Saboteur Awards 2018.


show details

Dates: Fri 24 - Sat 25 May
Times: 7:30pm
Running time: 80 mins approx, no interval
Prices: £15.00 / £10.00 Conc.
Charges:  £1.50 postage

Venue: Unity One

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