PUFF by John Agard at The Library Covent Garden

ARTNNAKED presents “PUFF” a satirical imagining of the famously flirtatious romance between Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh. Written in verse, PUFF is set in the Elizabethan period of enchantment with the wonders of the New World, including tobacco.

Puff by John Agard

Puff by John Agard

It is perhaps fitting that the recent recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2012, the Guyana-born British poet, John Agard, should turn his subversive wit to that iconic period of British history including a black presence in Britain, as shown by the famous edict to the Lord Mayor of London from the Queen herself, stating that there were ‘too many Blackamoors in the realm.’

The play humorously engages with issues of contemporary relevance such as identity and diversity.

Audience members can meet the performers and enjoy the Library club at leisure following the performance, with access to all of Library’s bars.

This follows the success of Love To Love To Love You

Wednesday 9 July
7:30 – 9:30pm

Library
112 St Martins Lane
London
WC2N 4BD

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Limited tickets available: Seated £16.50 / Standing £9.50

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