Talking Statues

Posted by lukewrightpoet Category: Diary Entries, Poems

I was involved in a really interesting project in Norwich this summer. Talking Statues invites writers to write monologues for various statues around the city. People are then invited to scan the code or follow the link and you can listen to the monologue on your phone. I really loved the idea and was delighted when they asked me to write Will Kempe. Kempe was the finest actor of his age and had parts written for him in Shakespeare plays. If Shakespeare was Wes Anderson, he was Owen Wilson. Except obviously better all round. If you’re in Norwich, the statue of Kempe in in Chaperfield Gardens, but you can scan this right now if you like. Or click here.

And there’s more on Talking Statues Norwich here. It wasn’t just me – Stephen Fry, Adam Buxton, Molly Naylor, and Olivia Coleman were all involved as either writers or performers.