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The Writing on the Wall


Tony Benn + Roy Bailey

The Writing on the Wall

An Anthology of Dissent in Words & Music performed by Roy Bailey & Tony Benn

A witty, perceptive and thought-provoking two-man show of songs and stories featuring hugely popular folk singer Roy Bailey and retired MP, Tony Benn, one of the most colourful public figures of the past fifty years. Tony tells stories of public resistance to the political will dating back to the earliest days of British democracy, while Roy and his guitar punctuate the show with musical illustrations from his unique repertoire of songs. This critically acclaimed show developed from Tony's writings for his book of the same name and Roy's four decades as a folk singer of renown. They have performed at the Celtic Connections festival in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Hay on Wye Literary Festival, the Purcell Rooms on the South Bank and received a standing ovation from 8,000 people at the 2000 Cambridge Folk Festival. They also won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Live Act in 2003.

Majestic. Provocative. Quietly inspiring. - MOJO

They bring politics to life with such fire they're one of the hottest tickets - THE SCOTSMAN