Known for his humorous, darkly comedic poems and incredible spoken word performances, the ‘Bard of Salford‘ is set to take on a very special performance this weekend. Alongside his current UK tour, John Cooper Clarke will be performing a gig at Peak Cavern on May 20, which promises to be a very special occasion in a completely unique setting.
The Peak Cavern, often referred to as “The Devil’s Arse“, is Britain’s largest cave opening, and will make for an extraordinary venue to watch a living legend such as John Cooper Clarke. You can join the Bard of Salford and friends for a spellbinding evening of spoken word and comedy in the intriguing subterranean world of this Peak District cave.
As one of Britain’s most beloved and influential writers and performers, John will take fans on a completely one-of-a-kind journey through poetry from classic numbers including ‘Chickentown’ and ‘Beasley Street’ to brand new material, all interspersed with his usual musings, off-the-wall chat, riffs, gags and wicked humour.
He’ll be joined by a whole host of spoken word artists for a festival feel in the Peaks, including two of the UK’s most exciting, critically acclaimed poets, Mike Garry and Toria Garbutt. JCC’s legendary road manager Johnny Green will also be there to say a few words, and there will be music from the up-and-coming Freya Beer, as well as Mancunian alt-punk rockers The Empty Page.
After a sell-out 2022 including a major UK solo tour, as well as appearing as a special guest to 70s band Squeeze right across the country, John Cooper Clarke is back for an even bigger year in 2023. The Good Doctor will be taking to the stage all across the UK and bringing poetry to the people once more.
John’s poetry is loved the world over and no contemporary poet has managed to bring spoken word to the people like John Cooper Clarke. As John often says, his poems are meant to be read out loud and this show is a joyful chance to hear his legendary work performed by the man himself, in a venue like no other.
Find tickets here before they sell out! Peak Cavern can be found in Castleton at Peak Cavern Road, Hope Valley, S33 8WS.