Milk Busters featuring Douglas Walker presents Of Christmas Past
Chuckle Busters and Milk Poetry join forces to bring you a night of poetic comedy and comedic poetry with a selection of the very best names in stand up and spoken word
Douglas Walker – Of Christmas Past
Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there’s a sinister secret wrapped in the stories we tell. Douglas Walker unravels a shocking true story with his ingenious new comic play. An absurd and incredible one-man epic, encompassing a dizzying cast of characters spanning one hundred years of history. The only thing more devastating than finding out that Santa doesn’t exist is finding out that he does.
A professor of whimsy, and consumer of biscuits; he is an absurdist with a pink feather boa and a serious social message. His work deals with LGBT issues and social representation and he has headlined at the top spoken word nights in the UK such as Bang Said the Gun in London, and Evidently in Manchester. He was one of the poets from the Nationwide adverts and has performed at the Albert Hall in 2018, the Duplex in New York and the King Kong Klub in Berlin.
Tom Denbigh loves poetry almost as much as he loves dogs. When asked why he has not yet written about dogs his reply was simply: “I am unworthy”. Tom has won multiple slams and is a regular on the Bristol poetry scene. He came second in the national Hammer and Tongue poetry slam 2017. Tom has a PhD in roots and soil loss. He really enjoys horrendous puns, hence if you ask him about his “ground-breaking” research, he’ll “soil” himself with delight.
“Ingenious and very funny.”
★★★★ The List