Latest Poets Day News

POETS Day hits the big screen!

After eight months, since the premier show, the POETS Day cast and crew were reunited at a private London screening of their stage performances. The exclusive studio guest list included the proprietors of TSL Publications, Co-Founder of the Kilburn Literary Festival Maria Brennan, and Radio Harrow Friday drive-time DJ Ben Felton. After party beverages and conversation flowed with equal …

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Special interview with Tony Jazz

Log onto   soulradiouk.com  this Saturday 10am as Tony Jazz discusses POETS Day’s successful week with author Mark Brookes and actor Archie Brookes. Playing tonight & Saturday night at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham, POETS Day is a cautionary, often hilarious, tale written by a real builder for his teenage son. Its stark drug …

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Bully loses control.

In a Harrow back street pub a drunk attacks a woman. This is one of the serious issues confronted in POETS Day showing at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham, tonight and Saturday night. POETS Day is a cautionary tale, written by a builder for his teenage Son, that deals with denial, alcohol …

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Mayoral unity for POETS Day charity

We are proud to announce that attending last night’s opening of POETS Day were The Worshipful Mayors of Harrow, and Hillingdon, and Cllr Krishna Suresh. Showing cross borough support for local arts and children’s charity Barnardo’s, they all thoroughly enjoyed the fun packed adult show and appreciated it’s gritty warning regarding alcohol and drug awareness which …

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Show’s popularity creates extra seats!

In the opening week of POETS Day our box office has been selling £12 seats at an unprecedented rate. So much that we are now opening a new block of tickets. Opening TODAY at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham, POETS Day is a cautionary, often hilarious, tale written by a real builder for his teenage son. …

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Be quick…we’re almost SOLD OUT!

In the opening week of POETS Day our box office has been selling £12 seats at an unprecedented rate. Opening 31st August, at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham, POETS Day is a cautionary, often hilarious, tale written by a real builder for his teenage son. Its stark drug & alcohol abuse message has taken audiences by surprise. …

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Show tickets running out!

In the opening week of POETS Day our box office has been selling £12 seats at an unprecedented rate. Opening 31st August, at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham, POETS Day is a cautionary, often hilarious, tale written by a real builder for his teenage son. Its stark drug & alcohol abuse message has taken audiences by surprise. …

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Young Guns in Show Takeover!

POETS Day’s youngest actors Sanmi Oguntunde and Archie Brookes showed Tony Jazz’s morning radio show both barrels and left the studio smoking hot! Listen as they discuss POETS Day (opening 31st Aug-3rd Sept), its stark drug & alcohol abuse message, and partnership with the children’s charity Barnardo’s. Click here for more info …

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The Young Ones on radio

POETS Day rising stars Sanmi Oguntunde and Archie Brookes are chilling with Soulradiouk.com top DJ Tony Jazz tomorrow morning. Click here 10am Saturday and listen as they discuss POETS Day (opening 31st Aug-3rd Sept), its stark drug & alcohol abuse message, and partnership with the children’s charity Barnardo’s. Barnardo’s, the charity that …

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I deal your ideal escape.

Meet Hilary. Hilary is a drug dealer. Your personal pharmaceutical distributor. But is she your friend? POETS Day, a play written by a builder as a cautionary tale for his teenage Son, spends a Friday afternoon in a Harrow pub studying a man who tries to avoid a tragic anniversary by binging on alcohol and drugs.  …

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Pub Boy cries out!!!

Concerned?    Find out why the Boy finds this day so upsetting by coming to see POETS Day at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham.  Barnardo’s care for vulnerable children and have partnered with us so that every £12 seat sold can help make a difference to a young person’s life. To buy tickets from 31st …

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Show her the money ?

No worries folks she’s an actress, who in only a few weeks, plays the 2nd Stripper in POETS Day showing at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham. And be assured that 100% of the net profit, from our four premier  shows, will be donated to the children’s charity Barnardo’s. To buy tickets click here. POETS Day is a cautionary tale,  soaked …

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Everyone’s a winner!

One lucky radioharrow.org listener has just won 2 free tickets to enjoy POETS Day, premiering at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham in only a few weeks. Last Friday morning DJ Gary Walker chuckled with Barnardo’s Ann Little and POETS Day author Mark Brookes, and Archie Brookes read the quiz. To listen to the show again click …

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Free theatre tickets…luvvly jubbly!

POETS Day actor Archie Brookes broke from rehearsals to give a resounding ‘YES’ to our Barnardo’s quiz, being held this Friday 5th August on radioharrow.org from 8am. Top DJ Gary walker will be chatting with Barnardo’s Ann Little and POETS Day author Mark Brookes about their unique Summer partnership. So log onto radioharrow.org this …

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whose gonna listen to ya kid?

POETS Day is an emotional drama that deals with alcoholism, drug abuse, racism and domestic violence. These are, all too often, adult problems which a child will take the brunt for …but what if that kid is actually your own conscience and wants to talk? Would you listen then? POETS Day is a cautionary tale,  soaked in pub …

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Radio Harrow DJ meets ladies of gaga.

Gary Walker met POETS Day actresses Debbie Ellis and Denise Bone on Saturday morning for a brief chat, however it soon became evident that the chemistry between the three would provide high energy, radio gaga entertainment. Listen again by clicking here, as they chat about our new, highly relatable drama play showing at the Compass Theatre from 31st …

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Ladies speak out!

Our leading ladies Denise Bone and Debbie Ellis will be schmoozing about POETS Day, with Gary Walker on his Radio Harrow show, this coming Saturday at 9am. Listen in by clicking here, as they chat about our new gritty drama showing at the Compass Theatre from 31st August. To buy theatre tickets …

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Fun radio times for POETS Day

Madcap POETS Day actors Lee Barnett and Neil Felix are guests of Radio Harrow’s top DJ Ben Felton this coming Friday from 5pm. Tune in and laugh with them as they chat about our new drama showing at the Compass Theatre from 31st August. To buy tickets click here To …

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Ex-Militia Borg corpses during shoot!

POETS Day character Borg is supposed to be an iron faced ex-Soviet militia bodyguard employed to protect Hilary, the drug dealer. See what happens as the pressure mounts whilst filming. POETS Day is a cautionary tale that centres on what can go wrong when a youngster doesn’t have the right support, love or …

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POETS Day are surprise guests on radio show.

POETS Day surprised DJ Tony Jazz’s studio team with fresh coffee and croissant when they dropped in to mews awhile on his Saturday show. You can hear the whole soulradiouk.com interview, with playwright Mark Brookes and actor Neil Felix, on Mixcloud by clicking on the link below. POETS Day is a cautionary tale that centres on …

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DRUGS DRAMA UNFOLDS DURING MATCH!

Set in a London pub, during the Euros of 2008, POETS Day tackles serious issues of drugs, alcohol and domestic violence. It’s due to start at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham, on 31st August 2016 – but is that kick off now under threat? Unfortunately several rehearsals were due to take place in June 2016, but …

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Soul DJ, Tony Jazz, saves trailer filming!

Whilst filming trailers on a cold January morning in Wards pub, Harrow, we learned one of our POETS Day actors was unable to attend. So ,without any preparation, our hero Tony Jazz stepped up and shot the piece for us, in one take. Tony played Michael, contractor Lee’s best friend and Foreman …

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An Outside Loo Sir?

The POETS Day construction team have begun creating our pub stage set. My old vegetable garden is now a temporary building site as we prepare for our opening performance night on 31st August this year. They said it was somewhere for my peas. Cheeky devils! To find out more about POETS Day – including information about …

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POETS DAY CAST ENJOY READ THROUGH AND TEA.

Unlike our main protagonist, Lee, our cast like to focus on the important things and settle down to embrace their POETS Day scripts…with a cuppa tea. Champagne corks are sure to fly at the after show party in September though! Come and see the fruits of their labour at POETS Day from 31st August …

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Shirley the Barmaid ponders about men

Always tending bar but she’d rather be treated tender. Unfortunately, the men Shirley  serves are already spoken for. Stuck working in Harrow’s Rising Moon pub lovelorn Shirley is almost ready to bend her morals to find Mr. Right…what could go wrong? Shirley is our busiest character in POETS Day as she pours pints, clears glasses and wipes up …

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Archie chats with the Mayor of Harrow

Rising star Archie Brookes visited the Worshipful The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Krishna Suresh, last week to explain his upcoming play POETS Day. The Mayor is a keen supporter of the Arts and firmly supports charities within his community.  POETS Day is a cautionary tale that centres on what can go wrong …

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Mayor of Harrow enjoys POETS Day chat

Author Mark Brookes visited the Worshipful The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Krishna Suresh, last week to talk about his upcoming play POETS Day. The Mayor is a keen supporter of the Arts and firmly supports charities within his community.   Author Mark Brookes was accompanied by his son Archie, who stars …

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Radio Harrow extends POETS Day chat.

Due to heightened interest in our POETS Day   live interview, with Ben Felton on his  Freedom Friday radio show, our chat grew from 20 mins to 1 hour.  You can hear the whole interview by clicking here!   Great fun was had by all involved and we at POETS Day, and our sole charity …

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Radio Harrow to interview POETS Day…today!

Primetime radio presenter Ben Felton will chat with Mark and Archie Brookes about their new theatre drama POETS Day this Friday. Listen on  radioharrow.org  this afternoon between 5-6pm. This is our second radio interview this week and we are very appreciative of the growing media interest in our gritty new …

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POETS Day -On Air- with Tony Jazz

Radio star Tony Jazz hosted a special soulradiouk.com programme to promote POETS Day last Saturday with it’s author Mark Brookes and his actor son Archie. Listen by clicking here! As ever Tony was the perfect host and played their favourite tunes during a laugh filled 2 hour interview about the gritty play, its characters, motivation …

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POETS Day interview on SoulRadioUK this Saturday

With an audience that peaks at over 3 million a week, DJ Tony Jazz has one of the most popular and mellow programmes on SoulRadioUK every Saturday. This weekend, he will be interspersing the golden tunes with an extended interview with POETS Day author, Mark Brookes and co-star/son Archie. From …

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ACTORS REQUIRED FOR STAGE DRAMA! (please share)

Call Mark on 07860 645579 to audition for these POETS Day roles; BEN (116 lines);                Male, White or Mediterranean, 20-30 yrs. DESI (7 lines);                   Male, Black, 16-20 yrs. DANCER (12 lines);         Female, Any race, 20-30 yrs. BORG (1 line);                   Male, White, 50-70 yrs. LADISLAV (4 lines);        Male, Any race, 20-40 …

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Barnardo’s chosen as POETS Day sole charity

POETS Day is a cautionary tale that centres on what can go wrong when a youngster doesn’t have the right support, love and influences around them from an early age. Barnardo’s has been providing practical support to vulnerable children for 150 years – so it makes the perfect charity for …

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The Boss – Straight talk on birds and booze

Enter our chief protagonist. Lee is a horrible excuse for a man, who constantly tries to drown out the worst anniversary of his life with an endless stream of booze, drugs and exotic dancers. When the drugs don’t work, he’s not scared to use his fists. He can’t handle emotions. …

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ACTOR CALL FOR NEW PLAY

POETS Day are inviting actors for audition….Please ‘LIKE & SHARE’ this post as rehearsals start 3rd May, all details below, thanks Mark. Please SHARE these character, production and audition details on Facebook or Email. BEN (116 lines);   an early twenties Hispanic lad DESI (7 lines);   Michael’s black son in his late teens 2ND STRIPPER (12 lines);   a large, …

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Calling hungry ACTORS…only four roles left !!!

Let POETS Day,  a brand new play, help you ascend to the top of the acting food chain. Please SHARE these character, production and audition details on Facebook ! BEN (116 lines);   an early twenties Hispanic lad DESI (7 lines);   Michael’s black son in his late teens 2ND STRIPPER (12 lines);   a large, white, tough stripper (no nudity) BORG …

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Radio DJ Neil funks PD’s groove

Jazz funk radio broadcaster and actor Neil Felix has brought his soul to the POETS Day (PD) party! Neil read the script, loved it and decided to return to stage as Ladislav, the amiable Croatian labourer, showing in late August at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham. His On stage merits include playing leads in …

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From The Bard to the bar

POETS Day welcomes talented actor Michael Wells as he leaves his role of Othello and joins us in the Rising Moon pub to play hunky builder Michael. The part of Michael was actually written for him back in 2012 (yes he’s that good) and he has been eager to wear the skin of this complex character since …

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Celebrate POETS Day – Across the Globe!

While POETS Day by Mark Brookes will begin earning money for charity on 31st August at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham – UNESCO also has a Poets Day of its own. This international celebration of the written and spoken word started in 1999 and will be celebrated on Monday 21st …

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Chantelle begins her shift

Chantelle isn’t the first stripper that Lee will seek solace with, but she may well be the last. This young mother is doing what she has to do, in order to survive and provide for her family. Until Lee comes along. POETS Day is a uniquely creative play, set in …

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AUDITION CALL FOR ACTORS! (please ‘like & share’)

The Endeavour Players are now recruiting talented amateur actors for POETS Day,  ( http://poetsday.org.uk/ ). We have seven outstanding characters open; MICHAEL (309 lines);    a strong, intelligent, middle-aged black builder (integral role) BEN (116 lines);   an early twenties Hispanic lad DESI (7 lines);   Michael’s black son in his late teens COLE (55 lines);     a ‘bar fly’,  white Irishman, seventy …

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AN OLD HEAD ON NEW SHOULDERS

Presenting ARCHIE BROOKES. One of the most astute child actors in theatre today. Here’s Archie, on set, working through the delivery of a POETS Day monologue. Already a seasoned actor he has appeared in Judgement Day (nazi child) , The Tempest (sprite), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (puck), Alice in Wonderland (dormouse) and …

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FILM BEAUTY STEALS OUR HEARTS!

Koral Neil, has captured our imagination with her sympathetic portrayal of Chantelle, POETS Day’s  novice exotic dancer.     Premiering at The Compass Theatre, Ickenham, As seen in this trailer photograph, she creates a fresh approach with all her characters. Koral’s movie credits include Kaleidoscope Man (2016) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). More stories over on Facebook and don’t forget to follow …

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A winning combination!

A few of the POETS Day Off Stage team take a short break from the camera for the camera. Author Mark Brookes (centre) shares a chuckle with Sandrine our editorial mentor and Andrzej our website guru during last month’s trailer filming. All three are committed to producing a quality script for performance to packed houses this Summer with The …

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