Part of The Last Word Festival, celebrating fearless storytelling.

From bingo halls and council estates to hand-built homes in the Calais Jungle, Matt Abbott presents a personal and political spoken word show exploring the chaos behind Brexit.

Around the time of the referendum which saw his native Wakefield vote 66% Leave, Matt was volunteering at a refugee camp just 22 miles from Dover. Reflecting on the deep-rooted reasons behind the vote, whilst recounting his eye-opening experiences at the Jungle, the show is sewn together with kitchen-sink realism, and a fictionalised story of Maria.

Humorous, harrowing, celebratory and confrontational; a vital poetic journey for our times.

Matt recently shared a stage with Jeremy Corbyn, Paul Weller, Sara Pascoe, Ken Loach and Sleaford Mods and is rapidly establishing himself as a leading political poet.

The opportunities I’ve received as a result of the Roundhouse have changed my performance career.


Read my story