Arrivals and Departures
lost for words

spoken word, poetry


strong language

35 mins

Castle Centre

Thu at 21:30

Sat at 14:00

Sun at 17:45

Arrivals and Departures
lost for words

Emerging poet, Nathan Rodney-Jones, guides us as both local and outsider in the landscape of a small village community - charting its people, the rhythm of their lives and the daily humanity of their world. Our narrator returns to their home village following their mother's death - tracing the changes to both the world of their old locality and to their own life.

Nathan Rodney-Jones has been a regular fringer and theatre enthusiast since his first fringe a decade ago, aged 9. Following viewing a particularly innuendo-heavy show one year it was declared that despite his age, 'Nathan watches everything!'. Having written and co-ordinated reviews for the festival last year, Nathan is excited to perform his first full-length poetry show and to share his love for performance and the written/spoken word.

The potential and dynamic power of words has always excited Nathan, precipitating his own descent into the murky art of scribbling poems himself. A regular performer at open mic nights in Devon, Norfolk and wider online - Nathan is interested in the energetic power of the spoken word hoping to use the varied soundscapes of his work to share this passion.