Talking to Strangers

Presented by Laurie Bolger

...So we exchanged the type of trust that only we can in pubs, people like us...

Stand-up poet Laurie Bolger brings you stories and poems about loosing it in the veg aisle and other meltdowns, plus stranger and pub love. Her warm and witty poems explore that when life gets lonely, strangers can give us the answers we need.

This event supports’s Team Mum appeal. We’re working to launch pregnancy support services in rural Kenya, where 1 in 26 babies die before they reach their first birthday.

VAULT Festival are contributing a percentage of ticket sales from this event to arm new mums in Kenya with vital health information and medical support. You can help by donating to Team Mum when you book online or in person at the venue. This appeal is supported by UK Aid Match which means if you give before 30 April, your donation will be doubled by the UK government. (Only donations to Team Mum and not contributions from ticket sales are eligible for UK Aid Match, but it all supports the Team Mum appeal!)

Theatre & Performance
19:0027 Feb — 06 Mar
The Horse & Stables
1hr 00m
Combo OfferComedyMember OfferPoetrySpoken Word
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About the company

Laurie Bolger

Stand-up poet Laurie Bolger has hosted venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Southbank Centre London as well as being commissioned by BBC Radio 1, The Verb and Radio 1Xtra. She was shortlisted for Young Poet Laureate for London and her poetry and comedy has appeared at Soho Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre and other major venues around the UK. Her debut poetry collection Box Rooms was released by Burning Eye Books, showing that poetry can be your friend.


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Press & Reviews

‘The poet in residence of my heart.’ ‘Porky the Poet’ Phill Jupitus

‘If I could jump into Laurie’s poems I would. I imagine it’d be lovely and warm in there.’ Hollie McNish

‘Brilliant.’ Geoff at the Bar

"Her voice has a kind of lilt that gives an audience the sense they are being confided in, that some sort of reality they never had a voice for was being recounted as an anecdote. She tells stories that are relatable in their common honesty, “I’ve lost it in the veg aisle” and the entire audience is charmed, charmed utterly." Poetry and Words, Glastonbury Festival