12 Christmas Poems

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12 Christmas Poems

Abbey Theatre, Friday 14th December - Friday 21st December 2018

Some music and conversations with Mrs Butterdish. An evening of readings of new Christmas poetry by Gavin Kostick, conversations with Mrs Butterdish and some seasonal music to bring us to a festive mood.

Me: … Er… I have a request for you Mrs Butterdish.

Mrs Butterdish: Yes, Mr Gavin?

Me: … Christmas is coming …

Mrs Butterdish: It is.

Me: And the Abbey have asked me to read some seasonal poetry, arrange for some music and so on.

Mrs Butterdish: The house of Yeats. You must be pleased.

Me: … I am … but there's a thing.

Mrs Butterdish: Is it that they really want Young Master Toastrack?

Me: Lord, no. Of course not.

Mrs Butterdish: So what is this thing?

Me: They've only agreed to do it if you would join me in conversation.

Mrs Butterdish:


Mrs Butterdish:

Me: Your thoughts, Mrs Butterdish?

Mrs Butterdish: Mr Gavin. Have you already agreed to this?

Me: Perhaps Mrs Butterdish – it is the house of Yeats.

Mrs Butterdish: We'll see Mr Gavin, we'll see.

Suitable for all ages

Friday 14th December - Friday 21st December 2018
€14 | €16
Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland

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