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Your Turn to Suck Lemons. Word – Music – Film. Ged Duncan, Martha Moopette, Simon Hartung. With Robert Lee

  • Yellow Room, Chapel in the Garden East Street Bridport (map)

Your Turn to Suck Lemons

Ged Duncan (words/voice), Martha Moopette (film/voice) with Simon Hartung (tenor sax).

A thoughtful, playful collaboration between writer and spoken word performer, Ged Duncan, filmmaker, Martha Moopette and saxophonist, Simon Hartung, Your Turn may well jolt you off comfortable paths into a brighter attentiveness, or it may just leave you thinking about lemons.

Ged and Martha inject their customary pathos and humour into verbal and visual images which explore belonging, identity, and whether the toilet seat should be up or down. The precision Simon on tenor sax responds to these images with intertwining brass lines, creates an experience for all the senses. Each phrase a breath. Each image a heartbeat. Not to be missed.

- Ged Duncan is the author of eight books for children and adults, performs prize-winning poetry and flash fiction, and has been published widely on the subjects of belonging, social exclusion, and place.

- Martha Moopette's work in video and photography have been seen in exhibitions, film festivals, magazines and newspapers across Europe. She has also performed in avant-garde theatre throughout the UK.

- Simon Hartung (tenor saxophone) has been at the much-loved heart of many bands in the region and has a passion for live performance and improvisation. His sound has a bold range and diversity, informed by his intimate knowledge of jazz, blues, hip hop and funk.

Robert Lee

This somewhat solo performance will include random selection, deep synth bass, predictive text, a little puppet of Wittgenstein, beautiful piano music, video, and spam.

Robert Lee swims in a deep sea of lyrical and musical currents, sometimes coming up for air and sometimes drowning. He has performed at The National Theatre, The London Palladium and the Beach and Barnicott. It is a point of self-destructive pride with him, not to be trapped in any particular milieu, and he limps from classical performance to avant-garde chanteur to ceilidh band charlatan to theatre composer to vaudeville performer to children’s songwriter to community mucker to fat old git, with all the grace of a jar of pickles in a Summer Pudding.