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Simon returns north for fun-filled evenings


By David G Scott


FORMER Lybster Primary School teacher Simon Lamb is making a return visit to Caithness to perform special sessions of poetry and storytelling suitable for all ages.

Simon's show, An Evening with Simon Lamb, encompasses a wide variety of material from laugh-out-loud comic verse to insightful explorations of topical issues, from short stories and anecdotes inspired by his time as a primary school teacher to his award-winning showpiece A Miserable Night at the Theatre, detailing the horrific ordeal of enduring poor behaviour from audience members at a live performance.

Simon Lamb on stage during one of his recent performances.Picture: Robert Neil
Simon Lamb on stage during one of his recent performances.Picture: Robert Neil

He is well known for his performances in Wick Players pantomimes as Mr Cricket and Dame Dotty Dimple and was an avid supporter of the Caithness Music Festival – even lending his name to the Simon Lamb Quill Award for the winner of the original poem in the P1-7 category.

The poet, performer and storyteller is heading to the county as part of a Scottish tour which ties in with the release of his new poetry pamphlet, Cathedral Sky, from which he will perform. Copies will be available at the event, priced £5.

Simon will also be selling copies of his poetry pamphlet Cathedral Sky at his performances.
Simon will also be selling copies of his poetry pamphlet Cathedral Sky at his performances.

“Simon commands the stage, filling the room with his captivating voice,” said George Cameron from Cameron's Theatre Bar in Ayr.

Audience reviews have also been very positive, with quotes such as "I could listen to that man all day" and "a poetry show like no other" filling Simon's comments book.

And the man himself said: "I can’t think of a better way to end this tour than returning to Caithness to perform under its great cathedral sky, the namesake of my poetry pamphlet.

"It’s a very special place and, in many ways, I never really left.”

Simon Lamb gave his name to a Caithness Music Festival poetry award.
Simon Lamb gave his name to a Caithness Music Festival poetry award.

An Evening with Simon Lamb is on at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 7, at Mr C's Bar in Thurso with entry by donation and over-18s only; then at 7.30pm on Sunday, December 8, at Lybster Community Centre with standard tickets at £8 and £5 for children under 16.

The show is also on at 7.30pm on Monday, December 9, in Mackays Hotel, Wick, with standard tickets at £8 and £5 for children under 16.

Tickets can be booked at www.simonlambcreative.co.uk



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