november 2020

tue17nov5:00 pm6:00 pm*SOLD OUT* Tim Key: He Used Thought As A WifeIn Conversation with Alex Horne5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Show Info

Tim Key is an actor, writer, and performance poet. He has won the Edinburgh Comedy Award and on screen he plays Sidekick Simon in the Alan Partridge franchise and has appeared in Inside Number 9, Peep Show and The End of the F***ing World. Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme has run for several years on BBC Radio 4.

When he got locked down, found an orange pen and started writing poems. Then he started writing down his conversations. Zoom, phone, yelling down onto the street. He scribbled them down. Then it was a case of splicing them together a bit as it became apparent that it would probably be a book.

He reached out to his long time designer, Emily Juniper, to make it look beautiful and the two of them began collaborating to give their Lockdown a bit of purpose and colour.

The result is Key’s fourth book, timed, unintentionally to be released at the back end of the second lockdown. It’s humorous hopefully, but was also very useful to write at least.

Tim will be interviewed by the brilliant Alex Horne!

*SOLD OUT* Tickets only available with a Chortle VIP Festival Pass.

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