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  The Speech Painter
(Geoff Allnutt)



With strangely comic, deadly serious, witty and impossible to predict poetry, The Speech Painter has consistently explored and expanded the boundaries of stage poetry.

The Speech Painter is a performance poet, born in London now living in Sussex. Originally one half of The Speech Painters - poetry's original double act (1988-1995) and also a member of Atomic Lip, poetry's first pop group (1995 - 1998). A solo performer since 1995 he is found straddling the fault line between pop music and poetry. His verse play 'Walt Disney man or mouse?' premiered at Apples & Snakes in 1994 and he staged his first one man show Beating Time in 2000. Co host/ programmer for Pure Poetry Soho Theatre 2003. A film poem 'This time next year' was commissioned for Channel 4 in 2004. He's performed at Ronnie Scotts, Dingwalls, the 100 club, Chats Palace, on BBC TV and lots more all over London and the rest of the UK. He also tours with cult singer Philip Jeays 2000 - present.

His range is strangely comic to deadly serious and he 'pushes poetry over the edge'.

The Speech Painter is fabulous. Apart from being a stand-up artist, Geoff runs the watch repair shop in Midhurst.


"Smart, funny, beautifully crafted, Speech Painter's poems were a Write Angle 2011 highlight for me." Richard Lomax. PETERSFIELD POST

'A welcome cure for the aural anaemia of our times' - THE INDEPENDENT

'a mean line in Glastonbury-gangsta rap' - SELECT

'good cynical jokes' - THE TELEGRAPH

''The audience was in hysterics' - PETERSFIELD POST

'...has a style all his own and it never fails to get positive response from his audience. They love it and can't believe the speed and accuracy with which he performs.' - THE HERALD

View the YouTube of the Speech Painter 's performance at Write Angle's Gala Performance at the Studio@TPS on 31st March 2009

AND there is also a Youtube of his performance at Write Angle, Upstairs at the Square Brewery on 15 th September 2009













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