Forget what you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from Tony Walsh, a stunning, big-hearted performer who leaves you on your feet, dazzled and breathless.

“Now a national hero” (The Guardian) having stunned millions of people” (Huffington Post) with his iconic performance in Manchester in May 2017, people all around the world are quickly discovering what has been an open secret for well over a decade: an evening with Tony Walsh is a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game.

Tony’s performance will including brand new and little heard poems from his eagerly awaited new collection, WORK | LIFE | BALANCE alongside some much-loved audience favourites. Tony’s poems had over five million views online in 2018 alone.

Tony will be available for book signings after the show.


Joining Tony will be special guest Stephen James Smith, a Dublin poet and playwright who is central to the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today.

Stephen James Smith

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Derby Hall @ The Met
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Please note that this show is for ages 16+ due to some strong language and adult humour and themes. This is an update to the previously advertised 14+ nature of the show. If you have booked a ticket for an under 16 please contact The Met box office on 0161 761 2216.

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“Seriously amazing! ”

BBC.co.uk

“...stirring...stunning...”

TIME magazine

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