BUXTON FRINGE 2014: Award-winning poet’s show is a play on words

Mark Gwynne Jones
Mark Gwynne Jones

Award-winning poet Mark Gwynne Jones brings his imaginative new show Wordworms! to Buxton later this month.

Based on his new collection for young readers, Wordworms! centres on how the words we think and speak are alive, how they shape the way we feel and of the magic they possess.

In a family show of wild imagining, Jones invites you to meet the boy with the eye on his index finger, learn to escape school by becoming a cat and make friends with a giant toad!

His show at this year’s Buxton Festival Fringe will introduce you to some extraordinary characters and lead you to a place where words are alive and the impossible is possible.

He said: “Young people respond well to live poetry.

“They enjoy its energy, playful irreverence and sense of danger.

“It comes down to the pictures and the pictures tell the story.

“I think we’re hard-wired for narrative, everyone loves a good story!

“Words are alive - They’re Wordworms!

“Living creatures... They’ve always had wings but now they fly faster than ever, can travel the world in an instance and will sometimes change the way you think and feel.

“They’re magic and can pretty much change anything!”

Wordworms! is showing at the Buxton Pavillion Studio Theatre on July 18, 23 and 24.

For tickets visit www.undergroundvenues.co.uk or ring 020 8144 0070.