Budding young poets can enjoy THe PoetryJoe Show live at the egg theatre when the star of CBeebies’ Rhyme Rocket tours to Bath.  Performer, writer and – of course – poet, PoetryJoe visits the city for two performances with his light-up, pop-up world of fabulous foods, beastly bugs and peculiar pets on Saturday 21st June

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Suitable for ages 3 years and over, The PoetryJoe Show is a fun-packed, interactive family performance incorporating elements of magic lantern, shadow puppetry and live poetry.  

Armed with his trusty overhead projector and the props, pop-ups and pictures of John O’Leary, PoetryJoe introduces early years audience members to lots of new friends, including a naughty but nice hamster, a cheating cheetah, and a whole family made out of paper and light. This inspiring and imaginative show also encourages young children to join in the fun and create their own poems that glow.

Word Pepper co-founders Joseph Coelho and John O’Leary created The PoetryJoe Show after meeting in a primary school hall where they were forced to combine their talents for an unscheduled assembly. Joseph began to recite and John began to draw and the seed of a show was sown.

A great introduction to poetry and spoken word for young children and their families,The PoetryJoe Show spectacularly integrates interaction with performance, giving every child the chance to write and project their own poem.

The PoetryJoe Show visits the egg theatre in Bath on Saturday 21st June.  Tickets are available from the egg on 01225 823 409, the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, and online at