Poet Roger McGough celebrates new book with tour

The Castle Theatre.
The Castle Theatre.

One of Britain’s best-loved poets will be demonstrating his flair for the written word when he takes to the stage at The Castle in Wellingborough next week.

Roger McGough, who writes for both children and adults, is currently touring to launch and celebrate his new book As Far As I Know.

A spokeswoman said: “A new book of poems by Roger McGough is always an event and As Far As I Know is truly a cause for celebration. Hilarious and surreal, he is a poet of many voices.

“Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough’s characteristic wit and wordplay too.”

Newly elected President 
of the Poetry Society, Roger has been honoured with 
a CBE for services to literature.

He is also an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University. He has an MA from the University of Northampton. Much travelled and translated, his poetry has gained increasing popularity, especially from its widespread use in schools.

The show will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13 or £11. Ring 01933 270007 or visit www.thecastle.org.uk

The performance is suitable for those aged 14 and over. It will be followed by a book signing.