Two years ago Rowan McCabe became the world's first door-to-door poet.

Written and performed by Rowan McCabe

Directed by Peader Kirk

Supported by Northern Stage, ARC Stockton, The Fire Station, Cultural Spring and New Writing North.

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“What do you think would happen if you knocked on a stranger’s house and offered to write them a poem? OK. What if you did it in a rough council estate in the North East of England?”

Two years ago Rowan McCabe became the world's first door-to-door poet.

Through a funny and thought-provoking mix of spoken word and theatre, find out about the people he met on his journey around the North East; from his visit to an imam at a mosque, to his appearance on BBC Breakfast and his trip to the 'roughest street in Stockton'.

About community and loneliness, at the heart of it all lies a simple, yet terrifying question: Can we trust strangers?

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Members on sale: Wed 7 Mar

General on sale: 9am, Sat 10 Mar


“The most interesting contribution to cultural life from anyone in poetry recently”– Sophia Walker

"A must-see"- Tim Wells, Morning Star

Behind the Scenes

Watch the Door-to-Door Poet on BBC Breakfast: 

Watch a Random Acts film about Door-to-Door Poetry: 

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Twitter: @DoorstepPoetry

Facebook: /doortodoorpoetry


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