John Agard’s new play Puff, will finish it’s tour at the new member’s club Library this week. Since winning the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry 2013, this Guyana-born British poet, turned his attention to an iconic period of British history, writing a satirical imagining of the famously flirtatious romance between Elizabeth 1 and Sir Walter Raleigh.
The play itself is written in verse and set in the Elizabethan period when the wonders of the New World, such as tobacco, where making their way back home. It was Raleigh who introduced the ‘puffing habit’ to the Queen herself.
Directed by Mark C. Hewitt and performed by Leann O’Kasi and Christopher Paddon, this theatrical display is a great example of John Agard’s satirical wit.
Puff will be performed at the Library Club on the 9th of July at 7.30pm. To book tickets, visit www.artnaked.co.uk