In a remarkable follow-up to the Canterbury Tales, ancient vampire Geoff Chaucer presents his new collection, accompanied by live music from his lobster-themed band, ‘the Crusty Asians’. Comedy, rap, electronic music & cutting-edge visuals combine to skewer & shish-kebab popular culture, politics, and prawns. Find out what happened when Oscar Wilde and Mike Tyson fell in love, and when WH Auden & Bojack Horseman bought a pair of Air Jordans from the drug lord Prince Harry Kapoor. A world premiere from naughty agent provocateur, Shane Solanki, featuring live classical Indian music from Harkiret Singh Bahra.
Last Mango In Paris is a multi-limbed company working in arts publishing, with a specific agenda to create more relationships between the arts and themes of social justice. We release content across a variety of platforms, including stage, page & performance.
Our artistic director is Shane Solanki. Both a renowned music producer, and a comic spoken word artist, he has performed at renowned venues & festivals worldwide, combining his practise with participatory residencies across Africa & Asia, where he facilitates music and performance from disenfranchised communities. The film based on his poem 'Alchemy' won twenty awards worldwide. He has toured with Ninja Tune, Talvin Singh & Kate Tempest.
Press & Reviews
"imagine what happened when Tim Minchin, Daniel Kitson & John Cooper Clarke produced a prodigal brown musical love child”- Bobby Friction, BBC
“Words that will melt the coldest heart" - Asian Voice
'a giddy kaleidoscope of virtuoso music, rapid-fire spoken word, and evocative imagery. The result was a wholly unique, deeply evocative, ultimately joyful perspective on the cultural complexity of modern Britain.' - Greg Kierkz, producer (Nimble Fish)
“exciting to see a spoken word show moving away from the norm that we have come to expect” - Lisa Mead, Artistic Director (Apples and Snakes)
“a bold artist who is integrated spoken word, music and digital visuals to new aesthetic wide appeal. I love his insight into political and individual identity and representation” - Sandeep Virjee, Artistic Director (Darbar Music Festival)
Cast & Creative Team Performer/Director/Writer/Producer/Teaboy: SHANE SOLANKI