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Acrostic Music Musicals Poetry

Musical

Monday 30th December 2019

Sat up in the gods, or in the stalls

enjoying the vibe of the tunes

nailing together the storyline and

sewing up all the loose threads

as you watch the actors tell the tale, you

tap away in rhythm with the cast

it wont be long till you join in with the rest

on the request of one of the actors on stage – as the

next thing you know – you’re leading the chorus

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Arts Drama Musicals Performance Theatre

The Musical Place

The Lowry in Salford - Topic of the poem
The Lowry in Salford – Topic of the poem “The Musical Place”

 

A poem dedicated to the Millennium Landmark of the Arts – based right in my home city, by the banks of the Manchester ship canal.

There’s a place by Pier Eight,

at the end of the quay –

where people go looking for things to see.

I’m talking of Art from Present and Past,

and Shows and plays with memories that’ll last

And people they come from near and from far

drinking a coffee from the pre-show bar

as thespians make some last pre-show checks

behind the curtain, like some nervous wrecks

And paintings from famous painters they’ll see

like that one known as simply “Lowry”

and curators look on with a smile as they pass

looking at paintings from artist amassed

So, by day people look at the things on display

by night they take in a show or a play

And each night the performers prepare for the boards

behind the stage curtain – in front of the hoards.

And after the show,

for coffee they go ’bout

agreeing that they’ve had

One grand day out