Richard Tyrone Jones's Big Heart
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How do you fight back when your own heart tries to kill you?
In 2010, for his thirtieth birthday Richard Tyrone Jones, the healthy, gym-going ‘Ringmaster of Spoken Word’ (★★★★ ThreeWeeks) got a rather unexpected present. Heart failure.
Having battled back from the brink of death to (almost) full-health, armed with a pen and a pacemaker, he has now written a show about his experiences, which he describes as 'a unique prescription of cardiomyopoetry, animation and anecdosage.'
‘Raw, at times graphic, and very funny’ BBC Ouch!
Richard will expand on the lurid details of near-near death from dilated cardiomyopathy (heart failure), his convoluted convalescence and living everyday life with the condition that will almost certainly kill him. Here is truly a show for anyone who ever had a heart. Or failure. Many Fringe acts consider their show to be a matter of life and death. This one literally is.
What had caused this triple-decker of misery? And can being so dangerously ill actually improve your life?
‘Fascinating, sobering, hilarious, and ultimately uplifting’ New Scientist
Richard Tyrone Jones is a poet, writer and founder of spoken word clubnight 'Utter!', celebrating its 10th birthday in 2013, and is also Director of Spoken Word for PBH's Free Fringe. Germline, his first book of stories, poems and art was published by Vintage Poison Press in 2009. Big Heart (& other sickness) will be published summer 2012 as an e-book and paperback.
‘Masterfully manages the listeners' mood as it oscillates between laughter and despair … It is a big-hearted show, and a valuable lesson in making the most of whatever life throws at you. Highly recommended.' ★★★★ Fringe Guru
There will be extra performances on 12, 18 and 25 August at a fully accessible space in Princes Mall.
BIG HEART earned recommendations from Time Out and New Yorker for preview performances in London and was nominated for 'Best spoken word show' at the Buxton Fringe. The show tours the UK this Autumn.
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