‘Naked Thoughts’ – Diary of an Artist’s Muse! A comedy wrapped around my performance poetry, specially written for arts events, being performed here for Artbox at Artwave in Lewes.
“…..I left the theatre with a grin on my face having been captivated by Louise….” Broadwaybaby ”The Guide to Good Orgasm Management” – In this fusion of comedy and the spoken word, Professor Bliss Macvitie, Scotland’s answer to Dr Ruth tries to Feng Shui her audiences, whilst explaining why celebrity handbags are not always the answer, and which star sign you need to change your light bulbs in her latest take on life!
“Brilliant…contemporary spin on life” Paula Marie, The Fountain of Health
As a performance poet and comedian I have been writing and performing for most of my life! I write for my voice, as well as for that of my comedic alter ego Iona Jette and now for Professor Bliss Macvitie. I have been delivering spoken word sets and comedy monologues for 21+ years at top festivals, on radio, spoken word events and parties: described as: “An eccentric mix of observation comedy and insightful poetry – always entertaining.” Shortfuse, Camden Head.
A Victoria Sponge State of Mind and The Floppy Flannel Lament – performed for Angels with Attitude Cabaret:
“…many merry giggles and insights….” Richmond and Twickenham Times
“A filthy Diana Rigg!” Collin Kelley, American Poet, novelist, playwright and Journalist
“I thought your monologue was tremendous….it put me in mind of Patricia Routledge’s on Victoria Wood, that’s how good it is.” Mandy Knight, stand up comedian
And now my – and Iona Jette’s – first collection of performance poetry together with my blogs on poetry, creativity and business: available from www.amazon.co.uk, my performances and workshops price £7.99.
Anyway, we’ve been very busy over the last 20 years. We’ve performed at some of the biggest festivals – Edinburgh, Henley, London’s Comedy and Book Now, Hailsham Arts and Artwave; headlined at poetry gigs – Express Excess, The Poetry Cafe, Short Fuse, The Poetry Police, Lewes Poetry and performed monologues at fundraisers , spas and events – FSHG and Redwood Housing Cooperative - as well as compering at The Poet’s Kitchen, my community arts project and creating and leading workshops for schools and the community. I’ve also colonised the airwaves on BBC, Talkback and London Network Radio.
“Louise has a great capacity to engage, amuse and inspire her audiences. She is also able to make her poems relevant, personal and honouring for each event when asked to. She can add something precious to any event she is part of.” Nick Williams, best-selling author of nine books and founder of Inspired Entrepreneurs Community.